During the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years, the Elon community successfully navigated the unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic while preserving our in-person, relationship-rich learning model. As we move beyond the emergency phase of the pandemic, Elon continues to follow guidance from the CDC and local and state health officials and remains alert for any new threats from the virus. The protocols outlined below recognize that COVID-19, like many other illnesses, is still present in our community but at this time does not require the level of mitigation measures we adopted over the past two years.

Testing Protocols

  • Asymptomatic testing is no longer required on main campus, but will continue at the School of Law until after the end of the Spring Trimester in June.
  • Asymptomatic testing in McCoy Commons (Oaks 207) will be open for reduced hours during the summer:
    • Mondays: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
    • Tuesdays: Noon–4 p.m.
    • Wednesdays: 1–4 p.m.
    • Thursdays: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Those seeking additional asymptomatic testing may request at-home test kits from the federal government, purchase home tests or utilize local testing sites.
  • Sick visits, including testing for those with COVID-19 symptoms, will remain available by appointment at Student Health Services (limited summer hours from June 1-Aug. 19) and the Faculty-Staff Health & Wellness Clinic. Students may also access TimelyCare resources throughout the summer from anywhere in the United States at no charge.

Quarantine & Isolation

  • Those who are on campus, test positive and would like assistance, should contact quarantine-support@elon.edu or Human Resources (336-278-5560 or HREmployeeCovid@elon.edu).
  • Missed classes and work due to quarantine or other illness-related absences will be handled on a case-by-case basis between faculty members and students, per faculty discretion and policies set in course syllabi. University policies related to illness and missed class time, are detailed in the Student Handbook and by academic schools. Individual faculty members may work with students to ensure course learning outcomes can be met, but without any expectation of hybrid instruction.
  • Elon’s Continuity of Work Policy for faculty and staff will remain for as long as quarantine and isolation protocols are in place.

Vaccination Policy

  • Elon continues to require all students, and to strongly encourage employees, to receive and submit documentation of a COVID-19 vaccine, including a booster vaccination, authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization (for international students).
  • Requirements for fall semester have not yet been determined. New and returning students will be notified this summer via email about requirements and documentation for next academic year.

Mask Policy

Elon has an indoor mask optional policy for all campus spaces. Everyone on campus should keep a mask with them for situations where extra protection is needed or if they are not feeling well. We ask the community to be respectful of those who choose to wear masks to protect themselves or others.

Please note that masks are still required for:

  • Everyone in Student Health Services, Faculty-Staff Wellness Clinic and Health Sciences medical outreach programs
  • Anyone experiencing COVID-like symptoms or any other respiratory illness
  • Five days after completion of a five-day isolation period after a positive test.