COVID-19: Keeping our campus safe

Earlham College is committed to keeping our campus and surrounding community safe as we continue to carry out our educational mission.

The information within these webpages is updated as new developments arise. Major changes are announced to students and employees via email in addition to being added to this page. 

Earlham is currently mask-optional

Except for large indoor gatherings (baccalaureate and commencement, for example), Earlham is currently mask optional. Please be respectful and supportive of those who continue to wear masks. Each member of our community approaches masking from a different perspective—they may have an at-risk family member, a young and unvaccinated child at home, or another personal or health-related reason for continued mask use.

The health and safety of our community continues to be a priority. Our remarkably high vaccination and booster rate makes this possible. Vaccination and boosting is required for all Earlham students and employees.

If you have not done so, please share vaccination and booster documentation by uploading it here if you are an employee or by emailing [email protected] if you are a student.

Thank you for your continued commitment to the health of our community.


Find a vaccination site

Vaccines.gov helps you find locations that carry COVID-19 vaccines and their contact information. Find the vaccination site closest to you.

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CARES Act

Earlham has received federal funding made available to institutions of higher education to be awarded directly to students as emergency financial aid grants. 

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Employee vaccination and test result submission

Earlham employees may submit a copy of their vaccination card or COVID testing results online. Flu vaccination records should also be submitted through this page.

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Prevention and care

Get vaccinated! Find a vaccination site nearest you.

The CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Be mindful of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

For more information about symptoms, please visit the CDC COVID-19 Symptoms page.

Need to talk to a medical professional?

Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center:

Campus health services information hotline:

  • 756-983-1328

Reid Health virtual screenings

Reid Health offers a free virtual COVID-19 screening tool available through its “Reid HealthNOW” urgent care app, so you can connect with a nurse via your smartphone or computer.

Download the free app through Google Play or Apple’s App Store or enroll on your computer through the reidhealthnow.org site.

If the screening determines you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, you’ll be instructed what to do next.

Next steps