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coronavirus information for the Butler Community

Covid-19 Information for the Butler Community

Butler University leadership, administration, faculty, and staff are working to manage the impact of COVID-19 on our community. We are very much committed to an on-campus educational and living experience. At the same time, our top priority is the health and safety of our entire campus community. 

This website, containing University Communications, FAQs, and links to External Resources, will be updated regularly to reflect the latest developments. Visit the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention for the most up-to-date information about the status of COVID-19.

If you have questions after reviewing this website and FAQ page, please complete this form which will then be directed to the appropriate department.

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Daily Reporting, Quarantine, Isolation FAQs

Latest Updates

  • 8/6/21-Effective Monday, August 9, all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (regardless of vaccination status) will be required to wear masks indoors when in classrooms, hallways, and common areas. This temporary policy is being implemented as a response to the surge in positive COVID-19 cases attributed to the Delta variant, and will be reviewed weekly. Butler intends to lift this requirement when the current surge in positive cases subsides.

  • 6/21/21—Butler University is announcing today that the COVID-19 vaccine is required for all students, faculty, and staff. Read President Danko’s message and learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

  • 6/2/21—Updates for Fully-Vaccinated Individuals—Several policies and protocols are now relaxed for fully vaccinated individuals only, including:
    • Face masks are not required indoors or outdoors
    • Social distancing is not required indoors or outdoors
    • Pre-pandemic social activities may resume
    • COVID-19 surveillance testing (students) will not be required
    • Quarantine is not required for asymptomatic individuals who are exposed to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19

This is a complex and fluid situation that continues to evolve rapidly. All information on these pages is subject to change as deemed necessary by University leadership in accordance with guidance and recommendations issued by federal, state, and local public health and government officials.