The University continues to take steps to advance the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. Our plans and additional resources for all in the Ball State community are found on this page.
Ball State University leadership routinely reviews and evaluates changes made in recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates in early May to face mask recommendations by the CDC prompted questions about what changes our University might make regarding health and safety protocols on campus. Ball State is committed to returning to the vibrant, in-person environment our University is known for. To do so, we must continue to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. University leadership has considered the new CDC guidelines, as well as conditions on campus and in our community, and, as a result, updated our policy regarding face masks. Any additional changes will be communicated through typical channels, including campus-wide emails, social media, and in our plans on this website.
The vaccination clinic at Ball State’s Interprofessional Community Clinic is supported through the generosity of a grant from the Ball Brothers Foundation. It is being held in collaboration with the Delaware County Health Department and is available to the general public.
If your health care provider has determined that you are symptomatic for COVID-19, you may be tested through the IU Health partnership. Testing appointments are available seven days a week. However, if you have been advised to be tested and you currently do not have symptoms, there are other testing options available.
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Students, faculty, and staff who received positive test results from any provider other than the University's Student Health Center or IU Health must self-report that they have tested positive through the Ball State COVID-19 self-reporting form. (Those who are tested at the Student Health Center do not need to complete this form.)
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Our dashboard, which is updated each day, includes information from Ball State University faculty, staff, and students who have been tested for COVID-19 through Ball State’s health center and those tested via our partnership with IU Health. The dashboard also provides data on positive cases from other sources, primarily self-reporting.
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