Read what we are doing to keep campus safe and healthy –

Fort Wayne Students

Stay Home When Sick

Wash Your Hands

Stay 6 Feet Distance

Here is important information for students enrolled at Trine University's Center for Health Sciences. Let's work together to Keep Trine Strong. 

We will continue to move forward with optimism and the belief that our students, and our entire community, will thrive, regardless of however we may be required to adapt to a changing landscape.  Health and safety will always remain at the heart of our decision-making and will guide each step we take.  

Current COVID-19 data for the Fort Wayne Center for Health Sciences:

Total exposures: 144
Total tests: 70
Quarantining without test: 12
Positive tests: 24
Recovered: 17


Health Resources


COVID-19 Guidance

Local Information 

Personal and Mental Health

  • Crisis counseling is available as needed after normal business hours through the Parkview Student Assistance Program 260-446-1867
  • Northeastern Center 260-446-1867
  • Bowen Center 260-624-3741 


As you may be aware, a student from the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program Class of 2022 has had a positive COVID-19 test. The university is in contact with health agencies and is monitoring for any action that may be required. Our first priority is the health and well-being of our students, staff and faculty. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility and promise to update you regularly. We will get through this historic pandemic together!

Current university plans to minimize COVID-19 risk

  1. Continue with clinical rotations
  2. Avoid visits to Trine University teaching sites unless absolutely necessary
  3. Continue to follow the guidelines and protocols at their rotation sites and in our MPAS Program Clinical Handbook

No change (continue with classes and labs as scheduled)

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 2, and continuing through Friday, Sept. 11:

  1. Lectures will be given virtually via Zoom
    • the IOR will provide the appropriate Zoom invite
  2. Labs will be conducted in person, as scheduled
    • social distancing in the lab will continue in accordance with University policy
  3. Access to the Carew schoolhouse will continue
    • students should minimize time in the Carew location

Continue to self-monitor and report:

  1. Symptoms of fever, cough
  2. Exposure to someone who has been diagnosed or tested positive for COVID-19
  3. If you or someone in your household is tested for COVID-19

General Tips to Stop the Spread

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)


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