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The Dragon Plan

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Tiffin University’s plan for 2021-22

Message from Our President

Greeting Dragons, 
As of March 2, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance easing their masking recommendations. Based on this, TU has decided to lift the mask mandate for students, employees and visitors to campus. This will take effect immediately and includes public, athletic events and performances. While individuals are no longer required to wear masks on campus, they are welcome to wear one if they choose. We support those who choose to continue to wear a mask or need to wear a mask due to health concerns. 

In addition, students, faculty, staff and visitors are no longer required to complete the daily health assessment on the TU Mobile app. The Dragon Plan has been updated and reflects these policy changes. 

This campus update highlights our response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  

With the new guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control, an overview of our campus response and protocols for the spring 2022 semester are outlined below:

  • As of March 2, employees are no longer required to wear masks on campus, however they are welcome to wear one if they choose.
  • The definitions of fully vaccinated as well as guidance for quarantine and isolation have been updated to reflect the CDC and Ohio Department of Health’s guidelines.
    • Fully Vaccinated:
      • If you received a booster dose of ANY COVID-19 vaccine.
      • If you completed the primary series of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines less than six months ago.
      • If you completed the primary series of Johnson & Johnson vaccine less than two months ago.
    • COVID-19 Exposure:
      • If you are fully vaccinated (new definition):
        • You will wear a mask around others for 10 days after your exposure.
        • Test for COVID-19 day five from your exposure.
        • If you develop symptoms or test positive, stay home.
      • If you are not vaccinated or not up to date:
        • Quarantine for FIVE days after your last exposure.
        • Wear a mask around others for five more days.
        • Test for COVID-19 at day five.
    • If you test Positive for COVID-19
      • Any person testing positive regardless of symptoms or vaccination status:
        • Stay home five days
        • Stay away from others as much as possible (isolate)
        • If you cannot stay away from others wear a three-layer mask or better
        • If you continue to have a fever or significant symptoms after day five, continue to stay home
        • Wear a mask for the next five days

If you have any questions, you can also refer to the COVID-19 section of our website. We will continue to communicate updates and/or additional protocols as necessary.  Let’s do our best to have a wonderful semester and together, we will continue to navigate through this pandemic and successfully get through it!

Dr. Lillian Schumacher