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TROY Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center


Updated CDC Guidance on COVID-19

Updated: March 6, 2024

TROY currently has no special operational procedures or guidelines related to COVID-19 and continues to follow the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recently, the CDC updated its guidance for how people can protect themselves and their communities from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. 

The CDC now recommends treating COVID-19 the same as flu, RSV, and other respiratory viruses. According to the CDC, more than 98% of the U.S. population has some form of protection against the virus as a result of vaccinations or prior infection, resulting in a significant drop in COVID-related hospitalizations.

Therefore, the CDC recommends that individuals who have contracted COVID-19 isolate from others for the duration of fever and other symptoms and may return to work or school after being symptom-free for 24 hours.

Faculty members and students should follow their regular attendance policies as outlined in the course syllabus and treat COVID-19 as they would any other medical absence.

Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 are not required to complete a contact tracing worksheet and do not need a letter from Student Services to return to class or receive an excused absence.

Quarantine is not required if a student or employee is exposed to someone with COVID-19 or any other contagious illness.

Employees should use leave time for illnesses that render them unable to work or if they are caring for an ill family member.

University Statements

View an archive of official TROY communications regarding the University response to COVID-19.

View Past University Statements



COVID-19 Vaccinations

Troy University has partnered with the Alabama Department of Public Health to serve as a distribution center for COVID-19 vaccinations to faculty and staff and eligible members of the public starting March 4. Vaccines will be offered at the Health Center located next to the Trojan Center on the Troy Campus. For scheduling and eligibility information visit TROY's COVID-19 Vaccination website.

COVID-19 Vaccinations


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