Plans and Guidelines

Self-Report Positive Results

Students and employees 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.) Complete the form.

Testing and Contact Tracing FAQs

Ball State University has developed procedures in accordance with the CDC and Indiana State Department Of Health guidelines for testing, as well as procedures for the isolation, quarantine, and contact tracing of individuals who test positive for COVID-19. Learn more.

Virtual COVID-19 Screenings

Through our partnership with IU Health, Ball State University is providing free virtual COVID-19 screenings to our faculty, staff, and students. Learn more.

COVID-19 Screening, Testing, and Contact Tracing Protocols

Returning to campus activities requires the implementation of various procedures to create a safe place to work and learn. Learn more.

Return to Campus Plan for Employees

Updated August 27, 2020

We're preparing to resume appropriate in-person academic activities and many campus operations for the Fall semester, but within the context of the current public health crisis. Learn more.

David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) Re-opening Guidelines

The David Owsley Museum of Art Re-opening Guidelines provide general safety recommendations for visitors. Learn more.

Event Management and Community Engagement Guidebook

As the Ball State campus starts to allow greater access, the COVID-19 Event Management and Community Engagement Guidebook has been created to assist in the safe planning of events. Learn more.

L.A. Pittenger Student Center Plan

The L. A. Pittenger Student Center plan provides details on services currently available for faculty, staff, students and the community. Learn more.

Recreation Services Plan

The Recreation Services Plan includes details on disinfecting high-use equipment and areas, spacing out equipment, and class size limits while continuing to offer exercise, play sports, and fun. Learn more.

Dining Services Plan

The Dining Services Reopening Plan Framework details the measures Ball State has taken to welcome students, employees, and the community back to dining halls this Fall. This includes creating safe spaces for in-person dining and extending food service hours to reduce the number of patrons at one time. Learn more.

University Libraries Plan

The University Libraries COVID-19 Operations Plan details the measures Ball State has taken to welcome students, employees, and community members back to our libraries this Fall. This includes physical distancing measures and promotion of curbside and remote services. Learn more.

Employee Health Screening and Self-Certification Assessment

An employee who has been authorized to return to work on campus will be required to complete a self-certification form prior to returning. Essential employees who have continued working on campus will also be required to promptly complete the form. Complete the assessment.

Telework and Flexible Work Arrangements

Ball State University provides teleworking and flexible work options because these arrangements support a variety of University goals related to recruitment and retention, sustainability, excellence, financial savings, and well-being. Read the guidelines.

Additional Resources

Supervisor Guidance Resources

Supervisors can consult the following resources to effectively address concerns or initiate conversations with employees about COVID-19 topics.

Face Mask Information and Toolkit

Ball State is encouraging socially responsible behavior on campus and in the community, which includes requirements for face masks. Learn more.

Testing Sites

Testing is available on-campus at the Student Health Center.

Alternatively, the Indiana Department of Health provides a map of testing sites around the state. In Muncie, there is an ISDH/Optum Test Site at 401 N Country Club Road. View the map.

Face Mask Signs

Download and print a sign asking others to wear a mask or shield, then post it outside classrooms and around your work space to show that you care. We have two signs, depending on your needs: one for locations were a face mask is recommended and another for where one is required. Learn more.

Health and Safety Resources

Find guidelines on physical distancing, mask wearing, and other best practices for Ball State employees to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the guidelines.

Purchasing FAQs

Read FAQs about procuring face masks, cleaning supplies, or anything else related to our COVID-19 response and transition. Read FAQs.

CDC Guidelines (PDF)

The CDC released updated information regarding the spread of COVID-19 on June 16, 2020. Read the guidelines (PDF).

Remote Teaching Resources

As experts in online education, we've provided resources to help our faculty maintain excellence in their classes while transitioning to remote teaching and learning environments. Learn more.

Information Technology Resources

Information Technology provides resources and information for you if you need to work from home or teach students remotely. Learn more.

Options for COVID-19 Related Leaves of Absence (PDF)

Employees have different types of leaves available to them. Supervisors should review our guidelines on how to handle payroll and other personnel matters. Learn more (PDF).

Employee Wellbeing

Working Well provides a total wellbeing resource known as Lifeworks along with the option of telephonic or onsite counseling. Learn more.

Disability Services FAQ (PDF)

Find information about Disability Services response to COVID-19. Read FAQs (PDF).

Pedagogy in Times of Disruption (PDF)

Find suggestions for how faculty members can provide effective teaching online during an institution-wide disruption and how to continue offering a student-centered learning experience in a remote or online learning environment. Download document (PDF).

Medical Request for Leave of Absence (PDF)

Fill out this form for a medical request for leave of absence related to Covid (19). Download document (PDF).

Anatomy of a Great Meeting (PDF)

Learn how to plan and manage effective meetings. Download document (PDF).

Frequently Asked Questions

Read answers to frequently asked questions students have about Ball State's response to COVID-19. Learn more.