Our top priority remains the health and well-being of everyone within our campus communities. As such:
- All students, faculty and staff are strongly urged to be fully vaccinated. This means you would have received the last dose of your vaccine series at least two weeks before your return to campus.
- We continue to urge all within our campus community who feel ill to stay home to prevent the possible spread of illness. Those experiencing symptoms or who test positive should also fill out the coronavirus exposure form on the Indiana Tech coronavirus response page.
Our mask policy through Monday, Feb. 7
In response to the rapid community spread of the omicron coronavirus variant, Indiana Tech updated its mask policy and COVID-19 procedures on Thursday, Jan. 13. These changes will remain in effect through Monday, Feb. 7. On February 7 a determination will be made about whether to continue these policies based on the spread of COVID-19 at that time.
Masks are now required in all indoor settings at Indiana Tech facilities. This includes classrooms, shared office spaces, and other shared gathering spaces and event venues. The only exceptions to mask wearing are when you are:
- Actively eating or drinking
- Actively engaged in teaching, at a minimum distance of 6 feet from class participants
- In a private dorm room space
- Alone in a private office space
- Engaged in athletic competition
- International students arriving to Indiana Tech will need to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in the U.S. if they are not fully vaccinated.
- As of Jan. 12, Indiana Tech’s quarantine and isolation policy was changed to match current CDC guidelines. In the majority of situations, this will now involve a 5-day isolation or quarantine period, rather than the previous 10-day requirement.
- Classes will be in person.
- Dining operations are expected to be normal. Take-out options may be available, upon request.
- University programs and events will return in person, with no limitations on attendance.
- We are not currently planning to conduct COVID-19 testing on campus this year. As such, individuals requiring COVID-19 testing may need to seek services off-campus at their own expense.
- Athletes are strongly recommended to be vaccinated to avoid additional testing protocols or risking the quarantine or isolation of teammates.
- Omicron symptoms often start by seeming like a cold, but then worsen. Please use increased caution, and assume you may be positive until known otherwise. As noted, a good general practice is to stay home and avoid contact with others whenever you are not feeling well.
Indiana Tech’s approach to COVID-19 for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year is based on recommendations from state and local health officials. It is subject to change based on those agencies’ recommendations and as pandemic conditions continue to evolve over time.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Indiana Tech’s approach to COVID-19, email us at COVID19@indianatech.edu.