COVID-19 Policies

Fall 2022 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. However, free rapid antigen testing is available at the campus clinic. Students are also advised to request the free testing provided by the US government here to bring with them to campus this fall. 


Quarantine & Isolation Guidance

Any student, regardless of their immunization status, should report to the clinic immediately if they have any symptom concerning COVID-19. Symptoms include runny nose, congestion, cough, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, fever, body aches, fatigue, headaches, changes in taste or smell. Anyone who tests positive, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to isolate for a minimum of 5 days following their pre-determined isolation plan. 

Quarantine  

Individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 should monitor their symptoms, wear a face covering and, if not vaccinated for COVID, are required to quarantine for a minimum of five (5) days after exposure.  Students should identify an off-campus quarantine plan; due to federal funding changes, the University will not be able to provide quarantine housing for the fall 2022 academic semester. Students may quarantine in their own residence hall room or apartment while wearing a mask if all roommates agree on this plan (roommate agreement forms will be provided through residence life at the beginning of the Fall semester).  

Exposed students should perform a COVID-19 test (PCR preferred, rapid antigen accepted) test on day 5 post-exposure. We encourage all students to request a free rapid test (https://www.covid.gov/tests) to bring with them to campus this fall semester. If quarantining is done locally, testing can also be performed by the TNU Clinic. Due to changes in federal funding, PCR tests at the Clinic are no longer free but the lab can bill the student’s health insurance. When available, a free at-home PCR test can be provided by the Clinic prior to departure to an off-campus quarantine location.  

Isolation 

For Fall 2022, individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be required to 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 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 lodging and meals if you must isolate during the upcoming semester.  

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 615-248-1261. Those who test positive for COVID will be responsible for informing contacts of their exposure and can direct peers to the TNU Clinic or this policy for guidance.  


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.