As we actively prepare for a return to normal campus operations this fall, the health and safety of our campus remains our highest priority. We will continue to make decisions based on the most recent data and guidance from local, state and federal officials, while always providing the personal attention and vibrant campus life that are hallmarks of the Trine University experience. We encourage all community members to remain vigilant and take appropriate precautions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and other infectious diseases on campus.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Indiana State Department of Health
- Symptoms: Description and checker
- Transmission: How it spreads
- Prevention: What you can do
- Cleaning: Recommendations
- When to Quarantine
- Health Center: 260-665-4585
- Steuben County Health Department COVID helpline 260-668-1000 ext. 1500
- Cameron Memorial Community Hospital helpline 260-667-5555
Personal and Mental Health
Though not required, COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged for all members of the Trine University community. The single most important thing you can do to protect yourself and our campus community is to receive the vaccination as soon as possible. Students may submit proof of vaccination via myPortal to receive $50 in Fast Cash dollars for the fall. New students will receive information on this process later this summer.
As of May 10, face masks or other coverings are optional inside Trine University main campus buildings. If you still want to wear one, please do, and if you do, here are some tips on how to wear your mask correctly.
Wear your mask correctly!
- Wash your hands before putting on your mask
- Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
- Fit it snugly against the sides of your face
- Make sure you can breathe easily
- Don’t use a mask with an exhalation valve or vent
A potential exposure is defined as having household contact or having close contact within 6 feet of an individual with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. The timeframe for having contact with an individual includes the period of time of 48 hours before the individual became symptomatic. Potential exposure is further defined as coming in contact with someone:
- who has had close contact: within 6 feet or less for a total of 15 minutes or longer within a 24-hour period starting from two days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated
- with COVID-19 who has symptoms (in the period from 2 days before symptom onset until they meet criteria for discontinuing home isolation; can be laboratory-confirmed or a clinically compatible illness)
- who has tested positive for COVID-19 (laboratory confirmed) but has not had any symptoms (in the 2 days before the date of specimen collection until they meet criteria for discontinuing home isolation)
From the Centers for Disease Control:
- Stay home when sick
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
- Wash hands; use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water unavailable
- Wear a mask