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Infectious Disease Preparedness: Ebola

Find out more about Temple University's procedures and planning.

Preparedness begins with every one of us. In order to ensure that we are all kept safe, we continue to require that anyone who has been in Ebola-affected West African countries (Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, or Guinea) in the 21 days before arriving on campus contact Temple University Health Services to undergo a brief telephone assessment, using CDC guidelines. Students should call 215-204-7500 and faculty and staff should call Employee Health Services at 215-204-2679.  If you have recently travelled to West Africa, particularly Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, or Guinea, and become ill, please immediately call Temple University Health Services or the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258). Additional travel to Ebola-affected regions is strongly discouraged at this time, and the university will not fund travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, Mali, or Liberia. 

Fall 2014 Testing of emergency evacuation

As part of Temple’s ongoing commitment to emergency preparedness and becomingTUready, a mandatory annual evacuation drill will be conducted for all buildings that are occupied by students and/or employees. Emergency response and evacuation procedures will be tested and evaluated during these drills. During each exercise students and employees will: (1) practice evacuation procedures and efficient building clearance; (2) familiarize themselves with the location of exits and rallying points; (3) recognize the needs of students and colleagues who may require special assistance; and (4) spread the word to the university community about what it means to beTUready. For questions about building evacuation procedures or to schedule fire safety training and drills contact the Office of the Fire Marshal: (215) 204-8687

TUalert Testing on September 18, 2014

TUsiren & Shelter-in-place instruction


CBS Philly: Temple University acting proactively to fend off an Ebola event, posted October 22, 2014

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Cautious colleges prepare for the possibility of Ebola, posted October 21, 2014

Temple University announces extension of police patrol borders, posted Sept. 3, 2014

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