COVID Response

Returning Students

Adjusted Academic Calendar in place for Fall 2020

The Fall 2020 semester will meet in Indianapolis from August 17, 2020, through November 24, 2020. There will be no Fall Break. The week following Thanksgiving Break, students will take all finals on-line. The Fall 2020 semester will end Friday, December 4, 2020.

The Fall 2020 semester will take place in person, on-campus.

Graduation Banquet

Indiana Bible College is committed to remaining in compliance with local ordinances insofar as large gatherings are concerned. It is likely that the attendance of the Graduation Banquet will be limited to graduates and their families only.

Dorm Rooms

Temporary suspension of off-campus guests. Any exceptions should be made through the Dean of Students’ Office.

How You Can Protect Others

Wash your hands frequently and sanitize hands after contact with high volume touch-points throughout the day.

Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds.

Wear a face covering

Face coverings are required while on campus. The city of Indianapolis is providing a face covering for residents While off campus, students are expected to comply with County health requirements.

Indiana Bible College branded face coverings can be purchased in the IBC Book Store

While at work and in the community IBC requests that all students and staff adhere to local ordinances as it pertains to protecting themselves and those around us.

Social Distance

Maintain 6 feet between yourself and those who do not live in your dorm.

Clean and disinfect

Join the fight to stop the spread by disinfecting desks, tables, and other high contact items prior and after use.

Monitor your daily health

Be alert for symptoms. Take your temperature if symptoms develop.

If you manifest symptoms, notify appointed staff members

Ladies should notify the Lead Female Dorm Supervisor. Males should notify the Lead Male Dorm Supervisior.

What IBC is Doing to Protect Students

Indiana Bible College is committed to the safety of our students and staff.

Enhanced sanitization practices.

Disinfecting high traffic touchpoints more frequently Increased number of sanitization stations

Adjusted class schedule to facilitate proper social distancing.

Protective shields installed for teaching and dining room service.

What Should I Do If I Think I’m Sick?

First steps

If you are sick, exhibit COVID-like symptoms, or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID, do not attend class, work, or social gatherings. Immediately begin self-quarantine and notify the appropriate Lead Dorm Supervisor.

Next steps

If symptoms persist, students should locate a COVID test site and follow the direction of medical professionals and Indiana Bible College. If a student tests positive for COVID, it is recommended that they return home for 10-14 days. Should a student be unable to return home, Indiana Bible College has a limited area for students to quarantine.

When can I return to classes/work? (following based on CDC guidelines)

If you know or think you had COVID, you may return to campus after: 3 days with no fever and respiratory symptoms have improved (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) and 14 days since symptoms first appeared and a negative COVID test 

External Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U.S. State Department travel advisories Marion County Health Department Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 map
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