Spring 2023 Trinity Covid-19 Protocols
Spring 2023 Trinity Covid-19 Protocols (Effective February 21, 2023)
- Masks are no longer generally required on Trinity’s campus, with the exceptions noted below. Persons who wish to wear masks are welcome to do so, and we ask all to respect the rights of those who continue to wear masks. We also ask you to be sensitive to those may ask you to wear a mask as a courtesy to them in close quarters — being responsive in a positive way will help everyone. We will continue to make masks available at all reception desks
- Masks are still required in Health Services and laboratories.
- Trinity reserves the right to require masks in other locations on campus as we evaluate needs.
- Trinity also reserves the right to return to a comprehensive mask mandate if case levels rise.
- If you are sick or have symptoms of illness, STAY HOME! Staying away from others is the best way to keep everyone healthy. I ask faculty and supervisors to be understanding and helpful when students or staff say they cannot be present due to illness. It’s important to encourage this healthy practice and refrain from putting pressure on someone to show up when they need to stay away.
- If you do have symptoms, please report to Health Services and get a Covid test, or see your health care provider and report the results if positive.
- If you test positive for Covid, you still must isolate and get clearance to return from Health Services.
- Wash. Your. Hands. Goes without saying, but we need to say it.
- Keep your distance. While we have returned to more “normal” patterns, it still helps to keep a bit of distance where you can do so — wait for the next elevator, give some room for seating, etc.
- Vaccines are still required. While some institutions have abandoned the vaccine mandate, Trinity has not and most likely will not. Vaccines are the best way to ensure your personal safety and the safety of the community.
- Health Services now is able to give the Covid-19 vaccine to students. COVID Vaccine boosters are available to students, Health and Wellness Center. The updated (bivalent) boosters are called “bivalent” because they protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5. If you have completed your primary vaccine series for COVID-19 and it has been two months since your last dose, you are eligible to receive the bivalent booster. If you are interested in receiving the Pfizer bivalent booster (students only), please contact the Health and Wellness Center at 202-884-9615 to make an appointment.