Baylor Covid-19 Information
Baylor University’s Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information
As of: Aug. 13, 2020 5:19 pm
Baylor University continues to provide limited, yet essential on-campus services.
- Face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals (faculty, staff, students and visitors) in all buildings on the Baylor campus and in all outside campus areas where social distancing is not possible or where congestion is likely.
- UPDATED: Baylor Notification Procedures for Individuals Presumptively Positive or with Positive Tests for COVID-19 (Students, Employees, Contractors/Vendors)
- IMPORTANT: Baylor is requiring a negative COVID-19 test of all students and employees coming to campus for the fall semester. Specific information was emailed to students July 28, 2020, and is available on the Baylor coronavirus information website under the COVID-19 Resources tab, For Students. Testing information for faculty and staff is available under the COVID-19 Resources tab, For Faculty and Staff.
- The Summer II online term concluded Aug. 12, 2020. Virtual Commencement celebrating May and August graduates will be held from 10 a.m. to noon CT Saturday, Aug. 15, via Facebook Live on the official Baylor University Facebook page and on the Commencement website.
- Phase 4 of a five-phase strategic return to on-campus work is underway with staggered returns through Aug. 19, 2020.
- On-campus services are limited to essential campus services. Meals are to-go M-F at East Village Bakery.
2020 Novel (COVID-19) Cases
- Texas Department of State Health Services reports 513,575 confirmed cases in Texas (estimated 128,526 active).
- Waco/McLennan County reports 5,248 confirmed cases (estimated 1,741 active).
- Since the summer semester began on June 2, there are 97 cumulative Baylor-related cases. (Updated Aug. 13, 2020)
Follow the link below and make sure to read all the Coronovirus (Covid-19) information provided by Baylor University.
Follow all Safety Measures
Getting Tested for Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Watch for symptoms
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms and will be updated as more informatio becomes available.
If you have been exposed to or think you have symptoms of Covid19, you should get tested.
Call the Baylor Health Center at 254-710-1010 to make an appointment. Do not show up at the health center without an appointment. Baylor Covid-19 testing is located at the lefthand side entrance of the Student Life Center next to the outdoor workout equipment.
If you have any questions or concerns related to the coronavirus, you can also contact the Baylor Health Center at their coronavirus hotline 254-710-4939.