The Franklin College Task Force is actively monitoring the COVID-19 and the latest guidance from government and health authorities. Monitor this site often for current updates and information for the Franklin College community.

The safety and well-being of our campus community remains our top priory. We will share pertinent updates with you as needed. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to the office of campus life at 317.738.8080.  

Revisions to Fortify Franklin policies, effective June 1, 2021:

Faculty, staff, and students approved for summer housing, who have submitted documentation of complete vaccination (1 dose for Johnson & Johnson and 2 doses for Pfizer and Moderna), are no longer required to wear face masks and practice social distancing indoors or outdoors.

  • Unvaccinated employees and summer residents will continue to follow all established COVID-19 mitigation protocols, including face masks and social distancing, in the #FortifyFranklin plan.
  • All employees, including those fully vaccinated, will continue to use the Campus Clear app each day in order to monitory symptoms of illness.

Return to Campus Plan (PDF)
Return to Campus Plan Summary Graphic (PDF)

Campus Updates

Campus COVID-19 Cases by Date

Franklin College is committed to protecting the health and safety of our campus community. Our Return to Campus Plan outlines the COVID-19 mitigation protocols and strategies we have developed to help avoid the spread of infection on our campus. As students, faculty and staff return for the start of fall semester, we realize our campus community may experience confirmed cases. This webpage will provide weekly updates on the status of those cases.

Due to privacy laws, the college is limited as to what information can be provided in relation to COVID-19.  The chart below tracks the weekly updates and the total number of confirmed cases within our campus community to date. Weekly numbers may be updated retroactively to reflect confirmation of cases received subsequent to posting.

Calendar weekConfirmed new casesTotal positive cases reported since August 3, 2020
May 17-23. 20210218
May 10-16, 20210218
May 3-9, 20210218
April 26-May 2, 20213218
April 19-25, 20213215
April 12-18, 20217212
April 5-11, 20219205
March 29-April 4, 20214196
March 22-28, 20210192
March 15-21, 20211192
March 8-14, 20210191
March 1-7, 20211191
Feb. 22-28, 20210190
Feb. 15-21, 20210190
Feb. 8-14, 20212190
Feb. 1-7, 20211188
Jan. 25-31, 20218187
Jan. 18-24, 20218179
Jan. 11-17, 20213171
Jan. 4-10, 20213168
Dec. 28, 2020-Jan. 3, 202117165
Dec, 21-27, 20200148
Dec. 14-20, 20202148
Dec. 7-13, 20204146
Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 202012142
Nov. 23-29, 20203130
Nov. 16-22, 2020
*In addition to regular surveillance testing, the college significantly increased testing by offering students, faculty and staff an exit test prior to departure for Thanksgiving break.
Nov. 9-15, 20201071
Nov. 2-8, 2020461
Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2020257
Oct. 19-25, 20201655
Oct. 12-18, 2020139
Oct. 5-11, 20201738
Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 20201621
Sept. 21-27, 202015
Sept. 14-20, 202014
Sept. 7-13, 202003
Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 202013
Aug. 24-30, 202002
Aug. 17-23, 202012
Aug. 10-16, 202001
Aug. 3-9, 202011