Definitions

  • Active cases: Actual current cases where a student, faculty or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. All statistics reflected here include both student (traditional, remote and non-traditional/graduate) and employee data. 
  • Isolation: A student, staff or faculty member has tested positive for COVID-19 or is displaying symptoms. Individuals in isolation will stay at home or away from the campus community for a recommended period of time. Restrict activities to your residence. 
  • Quarantine: Those who have been exposed to COVID-19 should quarantine. This means staying home and away from others for a recommended period of time in case you are infected and contagious. Quarantine becomes isolation if you later test positive for the virus or develop symptoms. At Trevecca, ensuring the safety of our campus community is paramount. High quarantine numbers reflect the University’s decision to take decisive action to protect our students, faculty and staff by quarantining all who have been exposed (had contact for more than 15 minutes with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 at a distance of six feet or less) or are exhibiting symptoms. 
  • Exposure: You have spent more than 15 minutes with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 at a distance of six (6) feet or less.   
     

COVID Care Team

The Trevecca COVID Care Team helps to keep the campus community informed about COVID-19 protocols and procedures and streamline the process of handling suspected or confirmed cases. While any student who is experiencing COVID symptoms or tests positive MUST contact the Trevecca Clinic, the COVID Care Team can handle general questions from the Trevecca community in regard to best practices, University protocols and more.

Phone: 615-248-7737
Email: TNUC19@trevecca.edu

 

Learn More about the Levels

Green: New Normal Campus Operations

At this level, active cases are low, and operations will continue as outlined in the Back Home to the Hill Plan and Trevecca’s Employee Return to Campus Plan. In-person and remote classes will continue. Gatherings at indoor and outdoor locations will be permitted in accordance with state and local guidelines. Students, faculty and staff will continue to live out the principles of the Trevecca Community Commitment and students will continue to complete daily health self-screenings. 

Yellow: Modified Campus Operations

The yellow level indicates elevated concern. While classes will continue in-person and remotely, all members of the campus community are encouraged to increase their diligence in following Trevecca’s health and safety protocols, practice good hand hygiene, socially distance and wear a face covering. Gatherings will be restricted, rescheduled or reimagined as a virtual event. Campus restrictions may differ from local mandates or protocols because they are based on campus COVID data and designed to protect the campus community. 

Red: Restricted Campus Operations

The red level indicates an unsatisfactory level of active cases. University-wide suspension of campus activities for two or more weeks may be required. Dining services may be restricted to grab-and-go. Campus may be closed to visitors and access to some campus facilities may be limited. Classes may move to remote-only at this point. University officials will determine if full suspension of campus activities may be required.  

 

Updates

Trevecca reports confirmed cases of COVID-19 on campus

As a part of the “new normal,” we will be taking extra measures to keep the campus informed and healthy. Going forward, we will be updating this page with the number of active cases on campus. It is Trevecca’s duty to care for each other. We ask that you continue to practice social distancing and honor our city’s Roadmap for Reopening while following all CDC recommended guidelines as well as Trevecca’s Employee Return to Campus plan.   

Please remain vigilant in practicing social distancing and other recommended behaviors. These include:   

  • Keeping travel to essential trips only.   
  • No personal gatherings in groups of more than 25. 
  • Keeping ample distance between yourself and others (6 feet).   
  • Washing your hands frequently (for 20 seconds) with soap and water or using hand sanitizer (containing at least 60 percent alcohol).   
  • If you don’t feel well, stay home and avoid others. If you’re exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, call the Trevecca Clinic, your personal physician or a local ER for directions on what to do. You should notify the Trevecca Clinic if you test positive or are exhibiting symptoms of the virus.  
  • Cover your mouth if you cough or sneeze and throw away tissues quickly. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.   
  • Wear a mask in group settings and in situations where social distancing is difficult. It is currently our campus policy to wear masks outside of personal workspaces. Masks are currently mandated in Nashville. 

Those who develop a cough, fever and difficulty breathing, should call their primary care provider or the Trevecca Clinic for further instructions. In addition, the Counseling Center is available to support those experiencing anxiety or other mental health concerns which are common in these times. 

Please know that we will be monitoring daily updated guidance and information to determine appropriate action.

Please visit www.Trevecca.edu/coronavirus for more information on how to prevent the spread.

 

May 1, 10:25 a.m. - Trevecca to welcome students back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester

Trevecca will welcome students back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester, says University President Dr. Dan Boone in a letter to the Trevecca community. “At Trevecca, we deeply understand the value of community and its importance in the lives of our students," he wrote. “We do community best when we can be together.

 

April 22, 11:15 a.m. - University announcements Commencement plans

Commencement is a vital part of the life of the University, a celebration we look forward to each spring.  While we can’t celebrate together in the same way this year, Trevecca officials want to make sure that our 2020 graduates feel cherished, honored and celebrated by the greater Trevecca community. Trevecca officials released plans for this year's Commencement today. Get the details →

 

April 9, noon - President’s Cabinet approves satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade option

Due to the unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the President’s Cabinet has voted to allow students enrolled in courses during the time of the pandemic the option of choosing satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) grades in place of letter grades. 

Additional information will be provided to students currently enrolled in classes soon. 

Please note:

  • This change applies only to courses taken this spring (generally classes that were ongoing in March and thereafter) that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. 
  • The satisfactory/unsatisfactory grades will be available in both traditional undergraduate programs and programs in the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, except as professional, certification, or licensure requirements dictate otherwise.   
  • Students can choose between the letter grade or satisfactory/unsatisfactory option on a course-by-course basis.
  • Instructors will assign final letter grades, and students will have up to 15 days after the final grade is assigned to request an S or U grade. 
  • In order to qualify for a satisfactory (S) grade in a course, students must meet the attendance policy stated in the course syllabus.     

Students are strongly encouraged to contact their faculty advisor and other advisors through Trevecca email to discuss the implications of S or U grades on future plans, degree completion, graduate or professional program applications, athletic eligibility, and financial aid.

Implementation procedures and program-specific instructions for these options will be provided in the coming days.

 

March 30, 2:30 p.m. - Statewide "Safer at Home" order issued

Gov. Bill Lee announced a statewide "safer at home" order on March 30 through Executive Order 22. The order went into effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 31 and closes non-essential businesses throughout the state while directing Tennesseans to stay home as much as possible to help flatten the curve. The order remains in effect until April 14. 

 

March 22, 2:30 p.m. – Counseling resources

For more information regarding counseling services available at this time and other resources, visit trevecca.edu/offices-services/counseling-resources

 

March 22, 4 p.m. – "Safer at Home" order issued

Nashville Mayor John Cooper issued a “safer at home” order for Metro Nashville and Davidson County on March 22. The order went into effect on March 23 and requires all businesses not involved with essential activities to close. Essential Trevecca personnel, including food service, security, student development, facilities, health care and more, will continue to serve the residential students remaining on campus at this time and support the work of the University. On March 31, Mayor Cooper announced this order would be extended through April 24.  

 

March 17, 10:30 a.m. – Classes to move online for the remainder of the semester

Out of an abundance of caution and based on public health recommendations, we will move to a fully online, remote learning model for the remainder of the semester.  Read the announcement.

 

March 16, 2020, 3:30 p.m. – A devotional from the Trevecca Chaplain

Read today's devotional from Chaplain Erik Gernand.

 

March 12, 2020, 11:15 a.m. – Great Midwest Conference suspends all spring athletics

This morning, the Great Midwest Conference moved to cancel all spring athletics competition and championships for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. All team-related activities are suspended through April 6. Read the announcement.

 

March 12, 2020, 9 a.m. – Letter from the President

Please see this update from President Dan Boone.

 

March 11, 2020, 3:45 p.m. – Pre-registration 

Pre-registration (March 16 – 27, 2020) will be handled via telephone or email.  If by telephone, students are encouraged to contact their advisor ahead of time to schedule a time for the two of them to talk. Students also are asked to send their advisor a tentative class schedule in advance of the call for review.  

 

March 10, 2020, 4 p.m. – Non-traditional and Graduate Students 

Degree-completion, graduate and doctoral students who attend class on Trevecca’s campus need to take preventative measures in light of the recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. You must:  

  • If you are ill, stay home. Do not come to campus if you have a fever and notify your professor about your situation.  
  • Notify the University if you are infected with the virus or have been exposed to COVID-19 at sfish@trevecca.edu.  
  • Notify the University if you have traveled to any U.S. Department of State Level 4 or CDC Level 2 and 3 country or destination at sfish@trevecca.edu.  
  • If you have traveled to CDC Level 2 or 3 countries, you must complete all U.S. re-entry and quarantine requirements and notify University officials at sfish@trevecca.edu. This may include self-isolation for 14 days.   

 

March 10, 2020, 3:30 p.m. – Returning To Campus From Spring Break 

As Trevecca officials continue to monitor the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), students returning to campus MUST:  

  • If you are ill, stay home. Do not come to campus if you have a fever and notify your professor about your situation.  
  • Notify the University if you are infected with the virus or have been exposed to COVID-19 at sfish@trevecca.edu.  
  • Notify the University if you have traveled to any U.S. Department of State Level 4 or CDC Level 2 and 3 country or destination at sfish@trevecca.edu.  
  • If you have traveled to CDC Level 2 or 3 countries, you must complete all U.S. re-entry and quarantine requirements and notify University officials at sfish@trevecca.edu. This may include self-isolation for 14 days. 
  • Students who live in on-campus residence halls and apartments will need to complete a check-in process when returning to campus from spring break. More details coming soon.  

 

March 10, 2020, 3:15 p.m. – New Trevecca Clinic Protocol

Starting March 16, the Trevecca Clinic will institute new triage procedures designed to keep waiting room crowds small and lower any possible risk of infection.  

  • Patients are REQUIRED to call ahead and talk through symptoms with health care personnel before coming into the clinic.  
  • No walk-in appointments will be accepted.   
  • No appointments will be scheduled without calling first.