Trinity College Masking
Trinity College Community:
The purpose of this communication is to inform you of a change to COVID-19 Guidelines at Trinity College. In March 2022 the universal masking policy at the College changed to state vaccinated individuals were no longer required to mask. These guidelines indicated unvaccinated individuals were to continue masking while on the College campus. This was based on changes to CDC guidance. These CDC guidelines do not refer to healthcare settings, therefore requirements may vary between patient care and non-patient care settings. Please be aware of the masking requirements of our clinical partners and abide by the established regulations.
The CDC guidelines for non-patient care settings, such as Trinity College, are based on COVID-19 community levels. Trinity College monitors these levels weekly and since March 2022 community levels have remained at an acceptable level. Based on this consistent trend of low to moderate community levels of COVID-19, effective 14 April 2023 Trinity College will no longer require masking on the College campus. This includes both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Trinity College will continue to monitor community levels weekly and 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.
Trinity College remains a mask friendly campus for anyone choosing to mask. 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:
- 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
Thank you for your continued cooperation as we work together to keep our campus and community safe.
Tracy L. Poelvoorde, PhD, RN | Chancellor