Illinois Phase 5: New Guidelines

Phase 5: Impact on Trinity Covenant of Care and COVID Policies

As of June 11, 2021, Trinity will operate in line with Illinois Phase 5, which removes many restrictions but retains the guidelines represented below.

As we navigate this next season, we invite our community to demonstrate personal integrity, trust, and care for one another. For example, with regard to distancing indoors – we will create experiences where people may physically distance themselves if they need to or desire to. At the same time, we are lifting pandemic-related capacity limits for campus spaces. And, we strongly encourage vaccination and will be collecting vaccination records to help us understand our population and plan for an engaging and healthy fall in a residential community, but we will not be checking records as people enter buildings. How wonderful that we get another opportunity and dynamic to live into the Christian community.

Students or parents with specific concerns or questions related to student safety, health, or well-being should call Student Life at 708-239-4704 or email studentlife@trnty.edu.

General Guidelines as of June 11, 2021

In campus buildings

  • Face coverings are optional for fully vaccinated individuals.
  • Face coverings that cover mouth and nose are required for individuals not fully vaccinated, except when eating or drinking.
  • Practice physical distancing where possible in public areas.

Outdoors on Campus

  • Face coverings are optional for all individuals.
  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to practice physical distancing outdoors.

Guidelines for individuals who are fully vaccinated

  • Walk outside without a mask;
  • Attend meetings/class with other individuals without a mask;
  • Walk through buildings without a mask;
  • Travel domestically and internationally without quarantining after travel;
  • Attend medium to large gatherings without a mask;
  • No longer test or quarantine if exposed to COVID, unless symptoms develop;
  • If you become symptomatic you will need to notify COVID Care, stay put and follow their instructions (which likely includes COVID testing).

Guidelines for individuals who are NOT fully vaccinated

  • Walk outside without a mask;
  • Wear a mask while attending meetings/class with others;
  • Wear a mask for all indoor gatherings;
  • Distance from others indoors where possible;
  • Participation in regular COVID testing when campus is fully occupied (minimum once per week);
  • If you are exposed to COVID you will be expected to quarantine per the CDC guidelines;
  • Follow CDC/IDPH guidelines for quarantining after domestic or international travel;
  • If you become symptomatic you will need to notify COVID Care, stay put and follow their instructions (which likely includes COVID testing).

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To a person, we are doing what needs to be done so that we can serve our students best.  We are a missional place and comprised of missional people.    Trinity is prepared to offer support to our students, faculty and staff during this extraordinary time.

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