Healthy at Transy
Transylvania’s COVID-19 Action Plan
Transylvania University’s Healthy at Transy action plan prioritizes individual empowerment and community responsibility among our students, faculty and staff, giving each as much choice and flexibility as possible. Under the updated Healthy at Transy plan endorsed by the university’s Reopening Steering Committee, there is a clear understanding that we will all need to remain flexible in the face of changes necessitated by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Our return to campus includes a carefully considered reopening of our educational and co-curricular programs using the best evidence available to protect the health and safety of all members of the Transylvania community. A key to our success will be remaining adaptive to the evolving environment.
In our planning, we are guided by these principles to:
- Base all decisions on protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors.
- Make decisions consistent with our mission as an institution.
- Sustain the quality and accessibility of our academic programs and student support services while remaining nimble and adaptive.
- Base our plans on the benchmarks and guidelines established by the federal and state governments.
- Listen to our constituents.
- Communicate our plans to the Transylvania community and beyond.
Our Healthy at Transy plan will be regularly updated as new information becomes available for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Please use this website as your source for the latest updates from Transylvania, and know that we look forward to this new school year and to bringing our campus community back together again.
Transylvania is launching a new campaign called ProtecTU to educate, encourage and incentivize members of the school community to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
Updated Healthy at Transy Guidelines (May 2021)
On May 5, 2021, Transylvania University announced updated guidelines on group size and the campus mask policy.
Based on updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and state and local public health officials, we are making the following updates to the Healthy at Transy plan. These guidelines are in effect now through the end of the academic year and will be reevaluated prior to the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.
Masks on Campus
For any outdoor activity up to 1,000 people, masks are not required for those who are fully vaccinated. Physical distancing and masking for unvaccinated individuals are encouraged. Masks are required indoors except when eating, in a space alone or in your own residence hall room.
Cover your nose and mouth indoors any time that you expect to be within six feet or in direct contact with another person.
Masks are a protection for others and yourself. Others may have significant health issues that you are not aware of.
Masks are required:
- When in an indoor space with more than one person
- In a vehicle with two or more people
- When you cant maintain six feet of distance outdoors and are not vaccinated
Masks are not required:
- When in an enclosed indoor space alone (such as an office) or in your own residence hall room
- When outside and more than six feet apart
- Walking outside on campus alone
Updated: Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 10 a.m.
- Transylvania steps up to join COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge
After launching its ProtecTU initiative in May, Transylvania University has joined colleges across the country to take part in the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge.
- Transylvania students receive $1,000 American Rescue Plan grants
On June 9, Transylvania began distributing funds from the American Rescue Plan of 2021 to students.
- Student Life emphasizes health while encouraging involvement during COVID-19
Take a look back at how Transylvania's Student Life staff stepped up to face these challenging times.
- Transylvania, Wild Health to host COVID vaccination clinic June 14
Wild Health will return to Transylvania’s campus for a COVID vaccine clinic June 14.
- Transylvania students to receive $1,000 grants under American Rescue Plan
Students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit in order to expedite receiving the upcoming grant.