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Health Requirements

The health and safety of our Biola community is of the utmost importance, and the success of our opening and staying open in the fall will rest upon our community’s adherence to Biola’s health and safety measures. These are measures required by local and state authorities.

We care about the health, safety and well-being of our community and aim to foster a caring community, putting the health of others first. Protecting our individual and collective well-being will require the commitment and cooperation of everyone who returns to campus in the fall.

Please review the requirements and protocols we’ll be implementing on campus:

COVID-19 Vaccine

Students, faculty and staff are not required to get the COVID-19 vaccine in order to return to campus, but they are encouraged to get it.

Students, faculty and staff who elect not to receive the vaccine will likely be required to undergo regular mandatory COVID-19 testing in order to return to in-person teaching, learning and working. There may also be other requirements for those not vaccinated such as mandatory quarantine in the event of an outbreak.

Health documentation requirement

All graduate and undergraduate students who intend to resume in-person classes in the fall are required to submit following health requirements via on or before August 15, 2021. Students in fully online programs are excluded since they do not access campus.

  1. Complete health history form provided online – only one submission is needed.
  2. Upload your complete vaccine records including TWO age-appropriate doses of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine.
  3. All residential students will need to submit proof of a meningitis vaccine (ACYW135) given at or after 16 years of age. This is a new requirement of all residential students this year. Complete meningitis advisory form – only one submission is needed.
  4. Complete tuberculosis screening form – REQUIRED ANNUALLY

In addition, students who plan to resume in-person classes in the fall will be required to complete Health Module on Canvas, follow all health and safety protocols and get a flu vaccine before the start of the semester.

COVID-19 Case Dashboard

Biola University’s COVID-19 reporting dashboard exists to provide timely and accurate information about the health of our on-campus community. Please review the dashboard for the latest case numbers for on-campus members of the Biola community, as well as health protocol information and more.

View the COVID-19 Dashboard