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COVID-19 Updates and Plans for Summer & Fall 2021

TLU is returning to an increased population density on campus with the vast majority of classes offered in-person for the fall 2021 semester.

What You Need to Know

The COVID-19 Leadership Team and the President's Cabinet have developed the following policies and protocols to ensure the health and safety of everyone in our community. Participation and observance of these policies and protocols will allow our community to return to a more regular residential, face-to-face environment for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Note: As the CDC continues to update its guidance on masks, social distancing, etc., TLU will adjust its policies and protocols for fall accordingly.

The new policies and protocols for fall 2021 include:

Updated COVID-19 Protocols

SUMMER 2021FALL 2021
MASKSStudent with mask
  • Required in all indoor settings unless you are alone in your residence hall room or office.
  • If you are fully vaccinated (have received both doses), you do not need to wear a mask outdoors unless you are in a crowded setting.
  • Masks are required outdoors if you are not vaccinated.
  • Required in all publicly accessible indoor spaces (classrooms, Beck, ASC, Blumberg Library, Fitness Center, etc.).
  • Not required in residence halls.
  • Not required if you are in your office alone.
  • Not required outdoors unless you are in a crowded setting.
SOCIAL DISTANCINGsocial distancing graphic
  • Maintain 3-to-6 feet of social distancing except when participating in curricular, co-curricular, or athletic events makes social distancing impossible.
  • Maintain 3-to-6 feet of social distancing except when participating in curricular, co-curricular, or athletic events makes social distancing impossible.
  • Assigned seating in classrooms for contact tracing reasons.
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  • TLU Health Services will coordinate symptomatic COVID-19 tests on an as-needed basis.
  • TLU Health Services will coordinate symptomatic COVID-19 tests on an as-needed basis.
  • Entry COVID-19 tests will be required in August for all students, faculty, and staff with exemptions for those who have been fully vaccinated.
  • Testing for athletes will be coordinated according to NCAA, SCAC and ASC policies.
CLASSROOMS AND INDOOR SPACES Tschoepe Hall
  • Traffic flow in and out of all campus buildings returns to normal.
  • Cleaning stations continue to be available in classrooms and buildings throughout campus.
  • Traffic flow in and out of all campus buildings returns to normal.
  • Cleaning stations continue to be available in classrooms and buildings throughout campus.
RESIDENCE HALLSCentennial Hall
  • Single occupancy rooms throughout summer as capacity allows.
  • Students living in campus housing may only have visitors who are TLU students (no off-campus visitors including family members or friends from other universities).
  • Double occupancy in campus housing.
  • Students living in campus housing may only have visitors who are TLU students (no off-campus visitors including family members or friends from other universities).
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  • Effective May 15, all events are capped at 50% occupancy.
  • Events are open to visitors but visitors must adhere to TLU COVID-19 policies and protocols regarding masks and social distancing.
  • Effective August 15, all events are capped at 75% occupancy.
  • Events are open to visitors but visitors must adhere to TLU COVID-19 policies and protocols regarding masks and social distancing.
VISITORSVisitor badge icon
  • Effective June 1, approval needed from COVID-19 Leadership Team for groups of more than 50 visitors on campus.
  • Visitors are allowed in public spaces on campus if wearing masks and adhering to social distancing guidelines.
  • Visitors are not allowed in academic spaces or residence halls.
  • Effective August 15, approval needed from COVID-19 Leadership Team for groups of more than 100 visitors on campus.
  • Visitors are allowed in public spaces on campus if wearing masks and adhering to social distancing guidelines.
  • Visitors are not allowed in residence halls.

Living On Campus Protocols for Fall

Centennial Hall

Masks: Not mandatory in the residence halls.

Social Distancing and Common Areas: The following limits are in place:

  • Lounges and game rooms: Up to 10 students
  • Kitchens: Up to 4 students
  • Computer labs: Up to 5 in Centennial Hall and up to 10 in Seguin Hall
  • Elevators: Up to 4 people
  • Laundry rooms: No limit.

Visitors in Residence Halls: Students living in campus housing may only have visitors who are TLU students. No off-campus visitors including family members or friends from other universities are allowed.

Contact Tracing, Testing, Quarantining, and Isolation: Contact Health Services at healthservices@tlu.edu.


    Contact Us

    Safety and Emergency Management Committee

    Questions regarding TLU's COVID-19 policies and protocols? Email the TLU Safety and Emergency Management Committee at semc@tlu.edu.

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