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TROY Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center

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

 

Current Safety Guidelines

In accord with the latest guidance from the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control, Troy University is returning to normal campus operations. Effective immediately, the TROY Strong COVID-19 protocols have been rescinded. Moving forward, the University will operate under the Safety Transition Plan emphasizing personal responsibility and care for others.

Safety Guidelines for anyone on a Troy University Campus or location:

  1. Vaccinations are strongly encouraged. As of April 5, all Alabamians ages 16 and older have been eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. All students, faculty and staff are urged to get the COVID-19 vaccination, either at the Troy Campus or through a healthcare provider of your choice.
  2. Masks are optional inside all campus buildings and facilities. Beginning immediately, Troy University will shift to personal responsibility in the fight against COVID-19. However, for individuals 65 years or older, or for individuals with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy, masks should be considered for indoor areas.
  3. Classrooms, offices and other facilities will operate at normal capacity. However, individuals are asked to be mindful of personal distance.
  4. Maintain proactive personal health practices including washing hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces; refraining from touching your face; sneezing or coughing into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow; and disinfecting frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
  5. Stay home when sick. Stay home if you are not feeling well, particularly if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. (Students: See reporting procedures below for receiving an excused absence due to COVID-19 related absences.)

Reporting Suspected or Confirmed Cases of COVID-19:

Students, faculty or staff who have been exposed to COVID-19 (have been within six feet of a person with COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes) should quarantine for 10 days as long as they do not develop symptoms. In addition, students who need to quarantine due to exposure must notify the University by completing this form providing details about how they were exposed. There will be no excuse for the absences issued until this form has been completed.

Individuals with a confirmed case of COVID-19 may return to work or class after 10 days AND at least 24 hours without symptoms. Students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 must notify the University using this form in order to receive an excused absence.

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

Review previous University Guidelines

 

Latest Update

Troy University returning to normal operations

May 12, 2021

In accord with the latest guidance from the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control, Troy University is preparing to return to normal campus operations.

Effective immediately, the TROY Strong COVID-19 protocols have been replaced by a new set of guidelines emphasizing personal responsibility and care for others. This transition plan (available on our Coronavirus Information Center) lifts many mandatory safety requirements, but still urges everyone on campus to protect the health and safety of their fellow Trojans through daily health practices.

“All indices point to a lessening of the pandemic,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. “Accordingly, effective immediately the University will replace institutional mandates with policies emphasizing personal responsibility regarding wearing masks, social distancing and personal hygiene. Our theme is ‘Have Fun in ‘21’ and our goal is to return to regular operations. We will continue to monitor the impact of the virus, with the safety of students, faculty and staff as our main priority.”

The new safety protocols are:

  1. Vaccinations are strongly encouraged. As of April 5, all Alabamians ages 16 and older have been eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. All students, faculty and staff are urged to get the COVID-19 vaccination, either at the Troy Campus or through a healthcare provider of your choice.
  2. Masks are optional inside all campus buildings and facilities. Beginning immediately, Troy University will shift to personal responsibility in the fight against COVID-19. However, for individuals 65 years or older, or for individuals with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy, masks should be considered for indoor areas.
  3. Classrooms, offices and other facilities will operate at normal capacity. However, individuals are asked to be mindful of personal distance.
  4. Maintain proactive personal health practices including washing hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces; refraining from touching your face; sneezing or coughing into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow; and disinfecting frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
  5. Stay home when sick. Stay home if you are not feeling well, particularly if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

“I am grateful to all of our students, faculty and staff for their diligence this past year in observing our COVID-19 safety procedures,” said Dr. Lance Tatum, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “Over the past few weeks, I have been encouraged by the declining numbers of COVID-19 cases on our Alabama campuses, including many days with no new cases reported at all. We feel now is the right time to begin our transition back to normal operations.”

Students and employees are asked to continue reporting if they have been exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19, and the University will continue reporting confirmed cases on a weekly basis via the online Coronavirus Information Center.

“We are still closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will adjust our plans as needed to protect the health and safety of the campus, based on the latest state and federal guidance,” Dr. Tatum said. “In the meantime, I ask everyone to protect yourself and others by being mindful of daily health precautions.”

 

University Statements

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

View past University statements


Event Updates

In light of the risk posed by the COVID-19 coronavirus, Troy University is continuing to monitor this rapidly changing situation and its impacts on University functions and events. Please see the Academic Calendar and University Calendar for the latest information about postponements or cancellations.

Academic CalendarTROY Calendar of Events

 

Contact Information

For Student Academic Support, contact your college.

Dr. Bill Grantham, Associate Dean (non-coursework needs or those having trouble contacting their instructors)
bgranth@troy.edu
334-670-3637
Teams: BGRANTH

Dr. Denise M. Green, Dean
dmgreen@troy.edu
334-670-3712

Dr. Larry Blocher, Dean
lblocher@troy.edu
334-670-3869

Ms. Shannon Floyd
sfloyd@troy.edu
334-670-3459

Dr. Mary Anne Templeton, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
mtempleton@troy.edu
graduateschooloffice@troy.edu
334-670-3189

 

For Student Support Services, Troy Campus students should contact:

John W. Schmidt Center for Student Success
Dr. Hal Fulmer, Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Programs
jwscss@troy.edu
334-670-5747

 

Facility and Services Information

University Business Hours
Troy University campuses are open and observing normal hours of operation. For assistance, call 1-800-414-5756.

University Police
24-hour a day security and policing.

Troy Campus Recreation
Troy Campus Recreation - Hours of Operation/Fall Plan
Trojan Fitness and Wellness Center - COVID-19 Policy and Procedures

Library hours
Dothan Campus: Mon – Tue, 8 am to 8 pm; Wed-Thu, 8 am to 6 pm; Fri, 8 am to noon. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Montgomery Campus: Mon – Tue, 9 am to 6 pm; Wed, 10 am to 7 pm; Thur, 9 am to 6 pm; Fri, 8 am to 5 pm; Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Troy Campus: Mon – Thu, 7:30 am to 10 pm; Friday, 7:30 am to 5 pm; Closed on Saturday; Sun, 2 pm to 10 pm.

Troy University Libraries are continuing to work to provide you with the service and access you need while protecting everyone's safety. Library staff are available to assist you by email libhelp@troy.edu and by Live Chat. Live Library Chat is available during the operating hours of the Troy Campus Library. When chat is offline, email sent to libhelp@troy.edu will be responded to within 24 hours.

Troy University Student Counseling Center
The center is once again providing in-person counseling sessions. Counseling and consultations are also being offered to Troy Campus students currently residing in Alabama via telephone or video conferencing. Please email us at scc@troy.edu to inquire about services.

Students experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis should do the following:

  • Call 911
  • Go to their nearest hospital  emergency room
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

 

Troy University is carefully monitoring all developments with COVID-19 coronavirus and is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. Please monitor this website, email and SOS for the latest updates from the University.

For assistance or general inquiries call:

1-800-414-5756