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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources

Last update as of Monday, August 3rd, 2020 | 4:00 p.m.

The Trinity Florida COVID-19 Taskforce continues to monitor the spread of the coronavirus in South Florida. Unfortunately, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties remain significant hotspots (Harvard Global Health Institute report).

Given the high level of infection rates in South Florida, The COVID-19 Taskforce, with the support of the Administration, Faculty, and Staff of Trinity Florida, have recommend delaying the start of classroom instruction.

Trinity International University – Florida will fulfill its educational mission through remote instruction until January. The faculty and students will continue to utilize Zoom for synchronous class gatherings and University will enhance remote instruction through its new Learning Management System, “Canvas.”

The COVID-19 Taskforce and the Administration, Faculty, and Staff also recommend continued assessment of infection trendlines in South Florida. Trinity Florida will weigh the possibility of returning to the classrooms and offices before the end of the year should conditions improve sufficiently. The safety of all Trinity Florida students and faculty, along with their families, remains our primary concern. Upon returning to classroom instruction, appropriate health safety protocols will be in place.

We continually pray for all members of the Trinity Florida family and our communities, trusting Jesus Christ who says to us, “Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).

Updated: Friday, May 29th, 2020 | 5:13 p.m.

Trinity Florida is planning our course of action for the Summer and Fall terms. Our paramount concern is the safety and well-being of students, professors, and staff so decisions will be rooted in the best advice from healthcare officials. In light of this, we have formed a Covid-19 Taskforce and will institute the following plans for the coming terms.

  • We plan to teach all remaining Spring courses and Summer courses via Zoom and, where appropriate, Moodle.
  • We plan to open the classrooms for face to face instruction in August.
    • We will weigh the possibility of returning to Zoom and our new learning management system Canvas should the risk of contagion from the corona virus increase.
  • Safety is our primary concern. Upon return to the classroom, we plan to disinfect classrooms before each session. We will also practice physical distancing and make face masks available.
    • We may require face masks for the safety of all students, professors, and staff in accordance with guidance from healthcare experts.
  • We are exploring the possibility of making synchronous courses available at a distance for those who do not feel safe retuning to class even when we open for classroom instruction.

Updated: Friday, March 27, 2020 | 4:30 p.m.

Our top priority at Trinity International University-Florida remains the health and welfare of our students, faculty, and staff, and next comes our educational mission. Starting March 13th , we shifted to distance-learning models. While this change in educational delivery has not been without its challenges, we are grateful that students, professors, and staff have shown the flexibility, grace, and patience we need in order to do this well. For the rest of the Graduate Semester (ending in May) and the EXCEL Undergraduate Semester (ending in June), we will continue to hold classes off site utilizing the different instructional modes professors have chosen. We have made this decision in consultation with TIU’s Board of Regents, Trinity’s University Leadership Team, and other leaders from across the University.

Trinity Florida staff members are working and are available to contact between 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Students should not come to campus until further notice. The transition to remote work, remote learning, and limiting the number of people on site is part of the University’s efforts to promote physical distancing which health experts prescribe as the best way to limit infection. Trinity International University-Florida’s leadership continues to closely monitor the current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Trinity Florida is following the recommendations and guidelines from the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At this time no cases have been confirmed within the TIU community and we ask that all students, staff, and faculty keep the situation in prayer.

 

Trinity Florida continues to receive applications for all of its undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Our mission statement says, “Trinity educates men and women to engage in God’s redemptive work in the world by cultivating academic excellence, Christian faithful, and lifelong learning.” The faculty and staff of Trinity Florida are committed to you in the good times and the most difficult times. We are available to serve you as you engage in God’s redemptive work.

 

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 Take Precaution:

We recommend the following practices provided by the CDC to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a closed trash bin immediately
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Only wear a mask if you are coughing, sneezing or taking care of a person suspected of being sick.