It’s being together that makes Trevecca a true community, not just a college campus. And as we return to the Hill this fall, our community will bounce back to life in a big way with the threat of COVID loosening its hold on our usual activities.
The 2021-2022 academic year will allow us to truly embrace the sense of community that we all value. With very few exceptions, we’ll get back to doing all the things we’ve been missing over the previous year — without restrictions unless the need arises. As is tradition, you can expect your Trevecca experience to include plenty of opportunities to interact, make new friends, grow, learn and be immersed in a godly environment designed for your success. You’ll be able to enjoy social activities, cheer on our athletes, develop spiritually and more.
We remain committed to the health and safety of our community, and we’ll be vigilant in assessing circumstances at the local and national level to maintain a safe campus environment.
While a few precautions remain in place, as outlined below, we’re grateful to reclaim the true Trevecca experience for our traditional students this fall, as our full focus turns to providing a meaningful, holistic education the way we do it best.
Fall 2021 Guidelines
Screening and Masking
In accordance with Metro Public Health Guidance issued on May 14, Trevecca has discontinued the requirement for masks indoors and stopped the daily COVID-19 screening process for temperature and COVID symptoms.
If a student or employee develops symptoms that are concerning for COVID-19, they should contact the TNU Clinic immediately either by email (email@example.com) or by phone at 615-248-1261. Until evaluated the student or employee should remain at home or in their dorm, not attending work or class. Trevecca’s continued goal is to minimize the potential for the spread of COVID-19 and other contagious diseases. A key component that will enable us to be successful in this effort is early reporting of any concerning symptoms.
Local, state and federal health agencies continue to strongly recommend receipt of the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have not been vaccinated, please consult with your medical provider and consider doing so. If you have questions or concerns regarding vaccine availability, the TNU Clinic is happy to assist.
Those who have been fully vaccinated (2 weeks following the 2nd dose of Moderna and Pfizer or a single dose of Johnson and Johnson) will NOT be required to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19. If a vaccinated person who has been exposed to COVID-19 begins to develop symptoms, they should report immediately to the TNU Clinic either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at 615-248-1261 and await guidance prior to initiating campus activities.
Quarantine and Isolation
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 (email@example.com) or by phone at 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at 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).
Students identified as needing to isolate or quarantine will be required to transition to remote learning. All students whose permanent residence is less than 420 miles from their permanent residence will be required to return home. If students are unable to relocate to their permanent residences, Trevecca will consider other options to the degree that they are available and reasonable.
After completion of isolation or quarantine, individuals will need to be cleared by the TNU clinic prior to returning to normal campus activities.