Trinity College Masking
Latest Update 3-18-2022
Trinity College Community:
The purpose of this communication is to inform you of changes to COVID-19 Guidelines at Trinity College. This is based on a recent change to CDC guidance. The CDC guidelines do not refer to healthcare settings, therefore guidelines vary between patient care and non-patient care settings. For all UnityPoint Health facilities providing patient care, masking guidelines will not change.
The CDC guidelines for non-patient care settings, such as Trinity College, are based on COVID- 19 community levels. Masking requirements may change based on changing community levels. If a change in masking requirements is warranted, students, faculty, and staff will be notified via Blackboard Connect.
What will change at Trinity College:
Masking guidance will be updated for fully vaccinated individuals to align with the CDC masking guidance for the general public. Per the UPH COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, you must have received two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson to be considered fully vaccinated.
Please continue to monitor yourself for fever and any signs of symptoms of illness regardless of vaccination status. Do not come to the College or your clinical rotation, and contact your supervisor/clinical faculty member(s) and Employee Health within 24 hours of knowledge of the following:
- Masking will no longer be required for fully vaccinated individuals when Rock Island County (the county in which you are located) is in low or medium COVID-19 community levels.
- Masking will still be required for individuals unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, per the UPH COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
When working in a UPH facility where patient care is provided, you must wear a UPH provided isolation (sometimes called a surgical or procedure) mask.
- COVID-19 positive test
- If you are suspected to have COVID-19 or your provider diagnoses you with COVID-19 without testing
- If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms consistent with COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status
It is imperative that ALL members of our College community abide by the intent of these masking guidelines.
Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to keep our campus and community safe.
Tracy L. Poelvoorde, PhD, RN Chancellor