Clarification regarding COVID-19 related absences
Updated: August 25, 2023
Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 are no longer required to complete a contact tracing worksheet and do not need a letter from Student Services in order to return to class or receive an excused absence.
Cases of COVID-19 should be handled in the same manner as any infectious disease, such as flu. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should seek medical care and follow the guidance of their healthcare provider or the campus health center to determine when it is safe to return to campus.
Faculty members should follow their regular attendance policies as outlined in the course syllabus and treat COVID-19 as they would any other medical absence.
As a reminder, TROY currently has no special operational procedures or guidelines related to COVID-19. However, we are aware that COVID-19 remains a serious public health concern. The University continues to monitor cases on campus that are reported to the student health center and remains in close contact with the Alabama Department of Public Health. The health and well-being of everyone on campus is our top concern, and our procedures will change as needed based on the latest state or federal guidance.
View an archive of official TROY communications regarding the University response to COVID-19.
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