Trine keeping health, safety protocols in place through end of semester

Though Trine University, Steuben County and the state of Indiana are in “a much better place” regarding COVID-19, the university will keep health and safety protocols in place through the end of the semester, President Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., said in an email today.

Noting that Gov. Eric Holcomb, in a Tuesday speech, encouraged organizations and businesses to continue current COVID-19 measures, Brooks told students, faculty and staff that the university will continue to put campus health and safety first.

As a result, the university will continue to require face coverings be worn on campus. Current social distancing protocols will remain in place, and the university will continue to limit crowds at gatherings.

Trine University’s spring semester ends May 8.

Brooks encouraged the campus community to get vaccinated as soon as possible, noting that vaccinations will be available to all Indiana residents age 16 and older beginning March 31.

He also noted that, while the pandemic is not over and hard work remains, there is much reason for optimism. Trine University had previously announced it plans to return to normal operations in the fall.

“Every safe and healthy day gets us one day closer to a brighter, post-pandemic future,” he said.