COVID-19 Policies

2022-23 Guidelines 

Our current procedures and requirements are outlined below. Trevecca will continue to monitor conditions and make adjustments as needed based on campus trends, CDC guidance, and COVID-19 activity in the Nashville area. 

Masking policy 

Face coverings are currently optional in all campus settings for the fall 2022 semester. Good judgment is encouraged at densely populated gatherings.  

Vaccine Information 

Widely available vaccines have allowed TNU to successfully maintain on campus operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. While vaccination is not mandated as a condition of attendance, all members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine is readily available for free at our clinic and various locations throughout the nation. More information about the vaccine and vaccination locations  can be found here. Feel free to reach out to  our university clinic with any questions about vaccine options. Additional COVID-19 information can be found on our  COVID Education Team web page, or you can email  covideducationteam@trevecca.edu with any questions related to COVID-19 and/or vaccinations. 

Testing 

The University is not requiring students to submit a negative COVID-19 test to start the Fall 2022 semester.

Due to changes in federal funding, PCR COVID-19 tests are no longer free at the University, but the lab can bill the student’s health insurance. Students are advised to request the free testing provided by the US government here to bring with them to campus this fall as there is limited free rapid testing available at the clinic. When available, a free at-home PCR test may be provided by the clinic.


Exposure & Isolation Guidance

Any student, regardless of their immunization status, should report to the clinic immediately if they have any symptoms concerning COVID-19 or other infectious diseases. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to isolate off-campus for a minimum of 5 days following their pre-determined isolation plan. For all other infectious diseases, students may be required to refrain from campus activities and/or isolate off-campus per CDC and TN Department of Health policies.

Exposure 

Individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 regardless of immunization status are no longer required to quarantine. Per CDC guidelines, individuals with known exposure to COVID-19 should monitor their symptoms and wear a face covering for 10 days. Exposed students should perform a COVID-19 test (PCR preferred, rapid antigen accepted) on or after day 5 post-exposure. If an exposed individual develops symptoms, they should be tested immediately. We encourage all students to request the free rapid tests (https://www.covid.gov/tests) to bring with them to campus this fall semester. Upon receiving negative results, the student may stop wearing a face covering.

Isolation

For Fall 2022, individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or other infectious diseases will be required to isolate off-campus and must have an off-campus isolation plan. Isolation housing will not be provided by the university for the Fall 2022 semester. For campus residents who are unable to return home, the University has hotel discounts available to students and families. Additionally, a room at the Holiday Inn in Nashville or Cool Springs can be charged directly to your student account by contacting housing@trevecca.edu. Please be proactive in planning what you will do for off-campus transportation, lodging and meals if you must isolate during the upcoming semester as the university is not providing these services.

Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for at least 5 days following symptom onset or, if asymptomatic, following the positive test. The individual should report their positive test to the TNU Clinic as soon as possible either by email or by phone at 615-248-1261. Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be responsible for informing contacts of their exposure and can direct peers to the TNU Clinic or this policy for guidance.* The student must be cleared by the clinic prior to their return to campus after their isolation. Once cleared, the student will still be required to wear a face covering through day 10 from their symptom onset/positive test.

Student Athletes

Per GMAC regulations, student athletes may be subject to contact tracing.


TNU Health Resources  

TimelyCare 

This fall, Trevecca is launching an exciting new service to better support the individual health and wellness of our students. TimelyCare, a 24/7 telehealth and teletherapy service, will be available to all current students. This app-based service provides 24/7 medical and mental health support to students. 

This includes:    

  • Unlimited 24/7 on demand medical visits with a licensed health care provider. Scheduled visits are also available.  
  • Unlimited 24/7 on demand mental health support, coaching services, and crisis care 
  • Scheduled counseling  
  • Psychiatry services in partnership with the university counseling center  
  • Health coaching that includes unlimited virtual visits with a nutrition specialist. Health coaching examples include exercise planning, sleep habits, mindfulness, healthy eating, meal planning and more. 
  • Group virtual wellness classes  

Clinic  

The Trevecca Clinic is also a resource available to students. It is located on the ground floor of Georgia Hall and is open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The clinic is staffed by board-certified physician assistants, a nurse, and support staff. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by emailing clinic@trevecca.edu or calling 615-248-1261. At this time, no walk-in visits will be accepted.