Trine University issues statement on COVID-19
Trine University has issued the following statement regarding COVID-19/coronavirus:
Dear campus community:
Please be aware that Trine University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (often called the "coronavirus") outbreak, and is actively preparing to take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of our students, employees and visitors. This includes taking guidance from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), based on directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, we are in contact with other state and county officials to ensure our plans fully integrate with theirs.
It is important to note that the risk of contracting the virus remains low, and that no cases have been reported in Angola, Steuben County, Allen County (which includes our Fort Wayne Center for Health Sciences), or within the greater Trine University community. However, the health and vitality of our community is our highest priority, and we will continue to do everything possible to safeguard students, staff and faculty. To that end, I have convened a team of critical university staff who are in continuous communication to plan and prepare for any eventuality.
We have also posted web pages within the Health and Wellness section of the official Trine University website that will be frequently updated as new developments emerge. These updates will contain specific action steps that community members should take if there are confirmed cases on our campus or nearby.
We appreciate your concerns about COVID-19 and are committed to doing everything possible to keep our campus safe and healthy.
Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D.
Trine University President