Faculty and Staff Return to Work

A Shared Approach

The success of the Spring 2021 semester relies on the shared commitment of our community. A semester in which we flourish will depend on all individuals taking responsibility and demonstrating care. There are four key tenets to the healthy approach we seek:

Covenant of Care

Dealing with a pandemic requires a collective commitment to following a set of guidelines that ensure respect for everyone in the community. Trinity has developed a Covenant of Care which includes an agreement to self-monitor symptoms, wear face coverings, adhere to social distancing and gathering guidelines, and comply with testing and contact tracing as needed. Each student and employee will be asked to again sign and re-commit to implementing the principles that will help keep the community healthy, whether or not they plan to access campus.

Campus Distancing and Self-Screening

Trinity has defined capacity limits for all rooms on campus. Students, faculty, and staff will have space to observe social distance. We have adjusted the daily schedule to allow for 20 minutes between classes so that students will be able to wipe down their desk area upon leaving class and upon entering class. Trinity will supply cleaning supplies in all classrooms. Additionally, all members of the Trinity community are required to honestly self-screen using #CampusClear each day. Students, faculty, and staff will be required to show their datestamped #CampusClear green screen and wear their Trinity ID upon entry to buildings, including the Dining Hall and athletics practices.

Ongoing Communication and Accountability

We will continue to educate students, faculty, and staff regarding expectations and requirements for individuals who come to campus this semester. We will provide educational support and resources to help our students and mission to thrive, whether they are on or off campus. Students will also be expected to attend Return to Campus Orientation events online, about which they will receive more information via email in January. Students who cannot or do not comply with campus guidelines will be required to complete their education off campus as a remote learner.

Quarantine and Isolation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) provide guidelines for isolation of those who have tested positive for the coronavirus or believe they have the coronavirus; and quarantine for those who have been exposed. Compliance with isolation and quarantine requirements will be a condition for participation in campus life this winter/spring.

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Covenant of Care

Dealing with a pandemic requires a collective commitment to following a set of guidelines that ensure respect for everyone in the community. Trinity has developed a Covenant of Care which includes an agreement to self-monitor symptoms, wear face coverings, adhere to social distancing and gathering guidelines, and comply with testing and contact tracing as needed. Each student and employee will be asked to again sign and re-commit to implementing the principles that will help keep the community healthy, whether or not they plan to access campus.

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Campus Distancing and Self-Screening

Trinity has defined capacity limits for all rooms on campus. Students, faculty, and staff will have space to observe social distance. We have adjusted the daily schedule to allow for 20 minutes between classes so that students will be able to wipe down their desk area upon leaving class and upon entering class. Trinity will supply cleaning supplies in all classrooms. Additionally, all members of the Trinity community are required to honestly self-screen using #CampusClear each day. Students, faculty, and staff will be required to show their datestamped #CampusClear green screen and wear their Trinity ID upon entry to buildings, including the Dining Hall and athletics practices.

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Ongoing Communication and Accountability

We will continue to educate students, faculty, and staff regarding expectations and requirements for individuals who come to campus this semester. We will provide educational support and resources to help our students and mission to thrive, whether they are on or off campus. Students will also be expected to attend Return to Campus Orientation events online, about which they will receive more information via email in January. Students who cannot or do not comply with campus guidelines will be required to complete their education off campus as a remote learner.

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Quarantine and Isolation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) provide guidelines for isolation of those who have tested positive for the coronavirus or believe they have the coronavirus; and quarantine for those who have been exposed. Compliance with isolation and quarantine requirements will be a condition for participation in campus life this winter/spring.

Faculty and Staff FAQs

Screen, Test, Protect and Quarantine

[Updated January 7, 2021]

This section contains operations information about self-screening, testing, isolation and quarantine.

Covid Policies and Prevention

[Updated January 7, 2021]

This section contains operations information about masks and cleaning practices .

Expectations of Department Supervisors

[Updated January 7, 2021]

This section contains operations information for supervisors to maintain a safe and healthy work environment.

Steps and Resources for Employees

[Updated January 7, 2021]

This section contains operations information about returning to work on campus.

Policies Regarding Official College Travel

[Updated January 7, 2021]

This section contains operations information regarding Trinity employees and official college travel.

Information on Visitors to Campus

[Updated January 7, 2021]

This section contains operations information about visitor access and restrictions to the Trinity campus.