It’s being together that makes Trevecca a true community, not just a college campus. As we return to the Hill this fall, we’re grateful to reclaim an in-person Trevecca experience for our traditional students while keeping our campus environment as safe as possible. 

The following guidelines are subject to change as we continue to assess circumstances and guidance at the local and national levels.

 

Fall 2021 Guidelines

Mask Policy                                 

Trevecca has re-instituted a universal requirement for wearing face coverings when inside buildings on campus. This is based on current campus trends, CDC guidance and a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in Nashville, and it applies to both vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals. Students, employees, and guests should wear face coverings in all indoor spaces. However, students do not have to wear a mask when in the residence hall or in designated eating spaces on campus. Masks are not required outdoors, although everyone is encouraged to use good judgment in densely populated gatherings. Students who have a medical need for accommodations related to face coverings should contact Michelle Gaertner at mgaertner@trevecca.edu.

Vaccine Information and Incentive

Widely available vaccines have allowed TNU to plan our fall 2021 experience. 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 a variety of different 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. Our health practitioners will be happy to talk with you about vaccine options.

All students who upload their vaccine record to MedProctor or send a photo of their vaccination card to clinic@trevecca.edu by October 1 will have $20 in Boone bucks added to their account. If you have already uploaded your record to our clinic, $20 Boone bucks will be automatically applied to your account this fall. 

While we hope you are fully vaccinated before you return to campus, if you arrive without being vaccinated, you can get the vaccine through our university clinic or at our vaccine event scheduled for Friday, September 3 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Trevecca and Davidson County continue to provide vaccines at no cost to faculty, staff and students.

Required Reporting

Students must submit one of the following to MedProctor prior to returning to campus for classes or moving into their residence halls:

  • Proof of vaccination;
  • A negative PCR or Antigen COVID-19 test taken within five days prior to moving into the residence hall or attending any on-campus classes; or
  • Evidence of a positive COVID-19 test result within the last 90 days, but before the last 14 days prior to returning to campus

If you are unable to submit one of the three items above prior to returning to campus, please contact the TNU Clinic at clinic@trevecca.edu or 615-248-1261 for assistance.

Testing resources can be found at the following sites.

Regional Testing Facilities

National Test Offerings

Quarantine and Isolation  

For fall 2021, individuals required to isolate or quarantine will be expected to return to their homes or legal residences. For campus residents that are unable to return home, the university will partner with students as we are able to provide isolation and quarantine solutions. This year, in light of an exciting record enrollment, we have extremely limited space on campus for isolation and quarantine lodging. The university cannot guarantee isolation or quarantine space availability. Please be proactive in making a plan of what you will do for lodging and meals if you are expected to quarantine or isolate this upcoming semester. 

Please consider these possibilities, along with the other health and safety benefits of being vaccinated, as you prepare to return to campus in the fall. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to quarantine. All individuals are required to isolate if they contract COVID-19.

Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for 10 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. The isolated individual will then be contacted by the TNU contact tracing team to identify any members of the University community who have been exposed.  

If identified as a close contact (less than 6ft for more than 15 minutes) of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, an individual will need to quarantine for 10 days. Individuals who become aware of COVID-19 exposure should notify TNU clinic as soon as possible either by email or by phone 615-248-1261.  The quarantined individual can obtain a PCR test on or after day 7 of exposure off campus and present the PCR test results to TNU clinic for review. If obtaining a negative PCR test on or after day 7 following exposure, the quarantined individual may be cleared early.  

For individuals residing with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and the positive-tested person is not able to completely isolate, those exposed will need to quarantine for 20 days (10 days of isolation for positive case + 10 days of quarantine for exposure). Complete isolation is defined as no contact with the positive individual nor utilization of shared, communal spaces (i.e., kitchen, living room, bathroom, etc). 

After completion of isolation or quarantine, individuals will need to be cleared by the TNU clinic prior to returning to normal campus activities.

Class Delivery

All students and employees who feel ill should notify the clinic and not attend class (and/or other campus activities). Please refer to our 2021-2022 attendance policy for details. 

 

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