TROY Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center | Troy University

TROY Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center

 

Status Update

Updated: July 19, 2022

Troy University has worked for the past two years to meet the challenges of COVID-19 by developing policies and procedures designed to promote health and safety while supporting a functional learning environment. Throughout this process, we have continually adjusted our plans based on the latest federal and state guidelines and the latest data from the community. Today, the COVID-19 situation is very different. We have been encouraged to see the decline in case numbers among our campus community. Therefore, our approach to the pandemic is evolving.

Moving forward, there will be no special operational procedures or guidelines related to COVID-19 at any Troy University campus or location. We ask that individuals continue to be proactive about their health and safety and treat COVID-19 as you would any infectious disease. Stay home if you are sick, seek medical care, and follow the latest CDC guidance regarding quarantine and isolation. The University will also no longer publish updates about case counts.

We ask that students continue to use the reporting forms linked below to notify the university if they have been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19. In addition, the campus health center will continue to offer vaccines and we strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated. Masks are optional in all settings.

This page will remain online as a resource, with our past campus guidelines and messages archived. In the future, changes or updates regarding our policies will be posted here. University leadership continues to closely monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 and we will adjust our operating plans as needed to protect the health and wellbeing our the campus community.

 

Procedures for Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 or Exposure:

If you are DIAGNOSED with COVID-19

Individuals with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 (regardless of vaccination status) must isolate for at least 5 days. Following that, individuals may return to campus if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours) and should wear a mask when around others for the next 5 days.

Students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 must notify the University using the COVID Contact Tracing Worksheet (Positive) in order to receive an excused absence.

Employee absences related to a diagnosis of COVID-19 should be reported to human resources by supervisors.

Individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should notify their close contacts who may have been exposed. A person is considered to have been exposed if he or she has been within six feet of a person with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes in the 48 hours prior to that person developing symptoms or testing positive (see CDC standard for “close contact”).

If you have been EXPOSED to COVID-19

A person is considered to have been directly exposed if he or she has been within six feet of a person with a COVID-19 diagnosis for at least 15 minutes in the 48 hours prior to that person developing symptoms or testing positive (see CDC standard for “close contact”).

Students, faculty or staff who are unvaccinated or more than 6 months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and are not yet boosted, should quarantine for 5 days. Following that, individuals may return to campus if they have not developed symptoms, but should wear a mask when around others for the next 5 days.

People who have received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following an exposure but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure.

Students who need to quarantine due to exposure must notify the University by completing the COVID Contact Tracing Worksheet (Exposure) providing details about how they were exposed. There will be no excuse for the absences issued until this form has been completed.

Employee absences related to COVID-19 exposure should be reported to human resources by supervisors.

Quarantine/Isolation Procedures

Where should I quarantine/isolate?

If you need to quarantine or isolate due to exposure or a diagnosis of COVID-19, you must do so off campus or at your legal residence.

Can I quarantine/isolate in my dorm if I live alone?

You may quarantine in your dorm room only if you have a single-occupancy room— i.e., you do not share a bathroom or living space with any other student. If you choose to quarantine/isolate in your dorm, you must notify Student Services at covid19@troy.edu or (334) 670-3202 to receive meal delivery.


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