In order to mitigate community spread, Transylvania has established COVID-19-specific protocols for visitors, vendors, guests and contractors who spend time on campus.
Personal protective equipment will be used across campus, with face masks required in all common areas, including classrooms. Visitors to campus must use masks in accordance with the university’s policy.
In accordance with state Healthy At Work guidelines and CDC recommendations, Transylvania will implement the following COVID-19 sanitation protocols:
- Personal protective equipment will be used across campus, with face masks required in all common areas, including classrooms.
- Visitors are required to use the Transylvania app Health Pass screening questionnaire to obtain a daily health pass. (See below for additional information.)
- Campus buildings will limit entry and exit areas and implement one-way stairways to assist in housekeeping and physical distancing.
- Most public gathering areas will be closed, or furniture will be limited and distanced.
- Multiple hand sanitizer stands will be available in all facilities.
- Enhanced and expanded cleaning protocols will be implemented on a regular basis.
Masks on Campus
Kentucky requires mask use in public. CDC guidelines recommend that wearing a face mask/covering in public helps protect you and those around you. Unless wearing a mask creates a serious health hazard, all students, employees, contractors and visitors to campus are required to wear one on campus. The CDC has additional information available on how to wear and wash your cloth mask.
Students, faculty, staff and visitors are asked to provide their own face masks for use on campus. Please:
- Cover your nose and mouth indoors or outdoors any time you expect to be within six feet or in direct contact with another person.
- Remember that masks are a protection for both the other person and yourself. The person you have contact with may be struggling with significant health issues that you are not aware of.
Below are examples of situations when a mask is required and when one is not required. (These lists are not exhaustive.)
Masks are required:
- In an indoor space with more than one person.
- When you can’t maintain six feet of distance outdoors.
- In a vehicle with two or more people.
- In a golf cart with two or more people.
Masks are not required:
- In an enclosed indoor space alone (such as an office).
- When outside and more than six feet apart.
- Walking outside on campus alone.
Transylvania App Health Pass Daily Screening
The Transylvania app (search Transylvania University in your mobile device app store) has been tailored specifically to our community to provide self-screening functions. Visitors will be asked to use the Heath Pass screening function to receive a pass for campus. Each day, users will receive a red, yellow or green pass after answering a series of questions.
Visitors will be asked to use the self-screening app any day they plan to be on campus. Examples of questions in the app include the following and address both the physical and mental health of employees:
- Have you been notified by anyone that you have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
- Are you currently waiting on the results for COVID-19 testing?
- Have you had any of the following symptoms in the past 72 hours without a negative COVID-19 test? Persistent coughing, sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, muscle or body aches, headaches, eye redness, loss of taste or smell or shortness of breath.
- In the last 24 hours have you had a fever of 100.4 or greater?
- Have you recently attended a large gathering in which face coverings and physical distancing were not followed?
- Over the last seven days have you felt nervous, anxious or on edge on more than half of those days?
- Over the last seven days have you felt depressed, down or hopeless on more than half of those days? Have you lost interest or pleasure in doing things that used to make you happy on more than half of those days?
If no symptoms are detected, users will be provided with a date-specific green health pass, which will be checked to provide access to campus locations such as dining, the library, fitness facilities, etc. The pass will be emailed to you.
Any visitor who does not have a green health pass will be asked to refrain from coming to campus.
As we begin to move students back to campus for residence hall occupancy, instruction and activity, we will temporarily suspend campus tours beginning Monday, Aug. 17.
Check back for details on in-person tours later in the semester. Questions? Reach to your admissions counselor — they’ll be happy to help!