Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Phillips Theological Seminary continues to be mindful of the COVID-19 virus and is monitoring any shift in circumstances that might require the seminary to adjust for on-campus courses, events and daily operations at the Tulsa, Okla. campus.

Should changes be necessary, Phillips will notify students and all staff with high-priority emails and through the alert notification system. The seminary encourages all students and staff to attend to their own health needs/concerns and make choices that do not put them or others at risk.

If a member of the Phillips community has been in contact with someone who is symptomatic, or if the student or staff member has symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, they should refrain from being on campus.

If a student experiences symptoms once on the Tulsa campus, they should notify Student Services immediately and be prepared to self-isolate. Staff with symptoms should contact their immediate supervisor and self-isolate.

The administration of Phillips Theological Seminary is receiving updates on the COVID-19 virus from the Tulsa Health Dept. The health department’s COVID-19 webpage contains helpful information on the virus.

As the health department recommends, individuals can protect themselves and others by taking every day preventative actions:

  • Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.