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Return To Campus Plan

Lipscomb University's comprehensive plan to return to campus.

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COVID-19 Update

Lipscomb University Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 update and response.

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Returning From Travel

All members of the Lipscomb community are required to self-isolate and are restricted from visiting campus if they recently traveled from a country that:

  • Has a rating by the CDC at a Level 3 or higher, or
  • Is referenced in applicable CDC guidelines, or
  • Is restricting or banning travel.

Any member of the Lipscomb community who independently visits a location that meets any of these criteria areas or travels via a cruise to any location is restricted from campus for a 14-day period. 

The university will work with students to minimize disruptions to their academic progress during the isolation period.

If you have traveled to any country that meets any the above criteria or if you are in self-isolation due to a suspected case of COVID-19, you should notify the university by completing the below form:

Notification Form

What to do if you are sick:

  • Stay at home except to get medical care. Do not go to work, school or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride sharing or taxis.
  • Seek prompt medical attention if your condition is worsening. BEFORE you go to a doctor’s office or emergency department, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel, recent contact with an infected person and/or symptoms. Put on a face mask before you enter the facility. Ask your healthcare provider to contact the local or state health department. Follow instructions provided by your local health department or occupational health professionals, if appropriate.
  • If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a mask before emergency medical services arrive.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing and throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands with antibacterial soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Do not handle pets or other animals while sick.