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COVID-19 Information

Return to campus Fall 2022

As we all return to campus for the start of a new year, here are several precautions we are taking to do all we can to keep you safe and prevent the spread on campus and our instructional sites:

•We urge everyone to get tested before the start of the semester at locations that are convenient to you.

•Students: notify Dean Mashburn if you test positive for COVID-19 during the semester. Employees: notify AVP for HR, Kyle Fulbright, if you receive a positive test.


•If a student or employee tests positive, they will be required to isolate or quarantine for 5 days. Individuals are asked to mask for 5 days after their quarantine or isolation, per CDC guidelines.


•All indoor spaces will continue to have the bio-spray disinfectant applied to hard surfaces every 60 days and all buildings are still equipped with the i-Wave filtration air systems.


•In accordance with CDC guidelines, TWU will not conduct contact tracing or ask for proof of the COVID vaccine.


Academic Protocols for Fall 2022

For the 2022-2023 year, classrooms at TWU have been returned to full capacity.  Masks will not be required unless campus or community numbers merit a return to masking. Students and faculty are welcome to wear masks should they feel it necessary for their protection or the protection of others.  Students and faculty are strongly encouraged to mask following quarantine according to CDC or physician guidance. 


Attendance will be taken both in-seat and on Teams. Students in quarantine may be expected to join in-seat classroom meetings via Microsoft Teams according to the course policy for remote learning and will be subject to the same attendance policy as students who are in-seat.  Excused absences will be determined per the Academic Catalog.


Should the instructor be required to quarantine, courses will continue either synchronously on the Teams platform or asynchronously according to the instructor’s directions.  Your instructor will notify you as soon as they are required to quarantine of the expectations for the quarantine period.


Employee COVID-19 Leave Policy

Faculty and Staff members with a positive COVID test result will be required to isolate for a 5-day duration without utilizing any sick or vacation leave. Employees, non-symptomatic or testing negative, that have a direct household family member(s) with a positive case will be required to utilize sick and/or vacation leave in the event remote working arrangements are not available or applicable to your position. Remote work arrangements or sick leave and/or vacation time should be requested for approval prior to any absence. Any request for alternate working arrangements may be approved or denied by a VP or supervisor in writing via email, letter, etc. TWU will adhere to CDC guidelines and other established TWU policies.