The health and safety of our Biola community is of the utmost importance, and the success living and learning on Biola’s campus rests upon our community’s adherence to Biola’s health and safety measures.
Consistent with other higher education institutional practices, we are adding the health and safety measures below to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
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.
We have contacted the LA County Department of Public Health to determine if adjustments to these protocols will be made for the Fall 2022 semester. Once we receive further information and we determine what our protocols will be for the fall semester, we will update this page. In the meantime, please review the requirements and protocols currently in place on campus.
Biola University is strongly recommending the COVID-19 vaccine but it is NOT requiring it of most students and employees. Clinical nursing students and nursing faculty will be required to obtain one of the COVID-19 vaccines in order to participate in their clinical rotations as required by the various hospital agencies.
Health documentation requirement
All graduate and undergraduate students are required to submit the following health requirements via biola.medicatconnect.com. Students in fully online programs are excluded since they do not access campus.
- Complete health history form in patient portal — only one submission is needed every five years.
- Complete Tuberculosis Screening form in patient portal — required once.
- Complete Meningitis Advisory in patient portal — only one submission is needed.
- All residential students must submit proof of a meningitis vaccine (ACYW135) given at or after 16 years of age. This is a requirement of all residential students.
- Upload complete vaccine records including TWO age-appropriate doses of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine.
- Students who received the COVID-19 vaccine at a location other than the Biola Health Center are advised to upload their vaccination record.
In addition, all students are required to complete and submit the Acknowledgement of Risk and Vaccination Status Form to the Student Health Center.
Those who have been exposed and are feeling well are advised to monitor themselves for any illness symptoms for 10 days following their last exposure, wear a mask while around others for 10 days following their last exposure, and test 3-5 days following their last exposure regardless of vaccine status. If symptoms develop and/or there is a positive test, please report to the Student Health Center immediately by calling 562-903-4841.
If you are in need to isolate, please read the Isolation & Quarantine Process for more detailed information.