Frequently Asked Questions
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
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
Classrooms and other on-campus spaces have been modified to ensure social distancing; physical barriers were erected where necessary.
We continue to implement the best sanitizing regimen for all our facilities. Informational signage has been installed in common areas, bathrooms, lobbies and wherever else needed.
Protective shields and barriers are now in place in specific areas and offices. We will continue to add hand sanitizing stations throughout campus and explore new technology options to eliminate touchpoints on campus, such as the touchless automatic door openers now available at the University Center.
Classroom procedures have been modified to limit sharing or passing objects among students. You should sanitize your desk area before sitting down, using materials provided in each classroom, and again when leaving, and sanitize your hands after each cleaning.
Due to reduced room capacities, classes may need to be split into smaller groups so that only some of the students are meeting in the classroom at any given time. Faculty have wide latitude to adjust this model to their teaching style and to meet course learning outcomes.
No food or drink are allowed in classrooms.
In office situations where appropriate social distance cannot be maintained, faculty may hold office hours virtually via Zoom, Skype, telephone or some other platform, or in a larger space that allows for appropriate social distancing.
- 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
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