Trinity’s fundamental principles of its reopening plan call for the University to ensure it has the capacity and capabilities to test, trace, and coordinate treatment of its community members.
To do this, Trinity is partnering with local healthcare providers to augment our Health Services team, provide testing and contact tracing services on campus, and supplement the care of any students that require quarantine, isolation, and treatment while living on campus.
Trinity University has partnered with Florence Medical Group, a local healthcare organization, to provide on-site, coordinated response to COVID-19 cases within the Trinity community. In partnership with our own Counseling and Health Services teams, this group of medical professionals represents our COVID-19 Clinic.
The COVID-19 Clinic team is available on campus on weekdays from 8AM to 5PM and is located in Murchison Hall 108.
If you are a Trinity employee or student, please call them at (210) 999-8235 if you have any COVID-19 related questions or concerns, including:
- Requesting an on-campus COVID-19 test
- If you “fail” the ProtecTU HealthCheck daily screening app
- If you are experiencing potential COVID-19 symptoms
- If you need self-quarantine or isolation guidance
- If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19
- If you need to report an off-campus COVID-19 test result
If you are a student and have health related issues that are NOT related to COVID-19, please continue to contact Health Services.
We are pleased to share that Trinity University has been approved to serve as a distribution site for vaccines. While receiving a vaccine at Trinity is fully voluntary, we strongly encourage everyone to consider becoming vaccinated, as this will decrease risk to our entire community (particularly to those who are unvaccinated).
Receiving a COVID-19 vaccination is your choice, but there are several highly effective vaccine options widely available in the U.S. now: BioNTech-Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson/Janssen. All three were offered to the campus community at vaccination clinics held on campus during the Spring semester.
For international students: If the vaccine you have received is approved by the World Health Organization and/or has FDA emergency use authorization, Trinity will accept that as "vaccinated." You will need to provide documentation of the vaccine to firstname.lastname@example.org for verification that it meets these standards.
As of June 3, the WHO has determined that the following vaccinations against COVID-19 have met the necessary criteria for safety and efficacy:
- Johnson and Johnson
- We will begin by vaccinating all current Trinity University faculty, staff and students.
- Family members and dependents of faculty and staff (ages 18+), emeriti and retirees are also eligible beginning the week of April 19.
Please wear a short-sleeved shirt, and bring the following to your appointment:
- Your insurance card, if you have one
- Your Trinity ID (Tiger Card)
- An official ID, such as a driver’s license
The University will be randomly sampling unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff for weekly rounds of surveillance testing to monitor potential outbreaks among those who may be asymptomatic.
Testing is handled on campus through the COVID-19 Clinic by appointment and the sample is sent to a lab. Upon receipt of the results, the clinic team will call you (or text if there is no answer), so please answer your phone.
How can I request testing?
Testing will continue to be available on-demand through the COVID-19 Clinic on campus for anyone who experiences potential COVID-19 symptoms or suspects a potential exposure to someone who is positive for COVID-19. You can request a test by calling (210) 999-8235 or emailing email@example.com.
Trinity employs a team of contact tracers who interview positive cases about all their activities and contacts since arriving on campus. Follow up calls are made to those with whom the individual has had contact and the COVID-19 Clinic medical team will make further evaluations based on prolonged contact, potential symptoms, and other factors.
To protect patient privacy, those who are interviewed are not told who is positive, only that they may have had exposure to a person who is positive.
Quarantine and Isolation
Positive for COVID-19
Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are placed in isolation for 10 days from receipt of their test results. If you test positive for the virus through a Trinity-provided test or an external provider, please immediately call the COVID-19 Clinic at (210) 999-8235 to let them know and receive guidance. In the meantime, immediately isolate yourself to prevent others from being infected.
Potential Exposure or Symptomatic
Individuals who have had prolonged exposure to someone with COVID-19, or who are themselves suspected of having COVID-19 due to symptoms but have not received a test result, are asked to quarantine. A quarantine can last as long as 7 days, after which you will be tested for COVID-19. If the results are positive you will shift into isolation status and if they are negative you will be released from quarantine.
After being contacted by a member of the COVID-19 Clinic and told to quarantine or isolation, you will be contacted by several members of your Trinity Care Team to ensure that your needs are met - including helping make contact with your professors if necessary - and given further instructions. Should you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.