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.

 

 

 

Campus Care


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.

 

COVID-19 & Flu Vaccines


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).

Approved Vaccines

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.

As of June 3, the WHO has determined that the following vaccinations against COVID-19 have met the necessary criteria for safety and efficacy:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Covishield
  • Sinopharm
  • Sinovac
Clinic Eligibility
  • For the 2021-2022 quadrivalent seasonal flu vaccine:
    • Ages 3+
    • Age >65 years will be eligible for the "high dose" flu vaccination
       
  • For the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine:
    • All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
    • All persons receiving 2nd, 3rd dose will be required to bring their COVID vaccine card to the clinic
    • Ages 12-17 may receive the 1st or 2nd dose (21 days or more between doses)
    • A 3rd dose is available for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised (28 days or more following the 2nd dose)
    • booster dose is available* for people who completed their Pfizer 2nd dose more than 6 months ago AND are:

* patient may self-attest to above via consent form and may request 3rd dose or booster (no proof of eligibility needed)
* no more than 3 Pfizer doses per patient (those who are immunocompromised who received a 3rd dose are not eligible for a booster dose)

For those who received the Moderna vaccine, it is advised to complete your series with Moderna. Moderna is approved for a 3rd dose for individuals who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. Moderna is not approved for a booster dose for those without immuno-compromising conditions. The Moderna vaccine is not provided on campus.

The J&J (Janssen) vaccine is also not supplied on campus.  There is NO booster dose recommended at this time for the J&J vaccine.

You may visit www.vaccines.gov to locate a clinic providing the Moderna or J&J vaccine.

Appointment Instructions

Please wear a short-sleeved shirt and bring the following to your appointment:

  1. Your vaccination record card if you are getting a 2nd or 3rd dose of the Pfizer vaccine
  2. Completed consent form (English) (Español)
  3. Your insurance card, if you have one
  4. An official photo ID, such as a driver’s license
  5. For Trinity faculty, staff, and students: "green badge" from the ProtecTU Daily HealthCheck

 

  H-E-B Vaccine Clinic
Location: Laurie Auditorium

Dates: October 20, 2021
Time: by appointment (11am - 3pm)
Eligibility: Trinity faculty and staff, dependents of Trinity faculty and staff, and Trinity students
Available Vaccines: annual flu vaccination and/or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose (see above)

Cost:

 Seasonal flu vaccine (English) (Español)
  • Uninsured: $25 for pediatric and adult dose, $80 for >65 years old "high-dose"
  • Insured: Most insurances cover the flu vaccine at 100% under your pharmacy benefits
 Pfizer COVID vaccine (English) (Español)
  • Uninsured: no charge
  • Insured: your insurance will be billed for an administration fee

 

Testing


The University will be scheduling unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff for weekly rounds of mandatory 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 covidhealthteam@trinity.edu.

 

 

Treatment


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 notify the health team and receive guidance. In the meantime, immediately isolate yourself to prevent others from being infected.


Potential Exposure or Symptomatic

Unvaccinated 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. Vaccinated individuals will only be asked to quarantine if experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms and awaiting test results, but of course, anyone can choose to quarantine out of an abundance of caution.

Quarantine can last up to 14 days following exposure to a positive individual.


On-Campus Procedures

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 nervecenter@trinity.edu.