Dear Campus Community,
Texas Christian University’s top priority is the health and safety of our Horned Frogs. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, TCU has continued to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Based upon their recent guidance for vaccinated individuals, low COVID-19 prevalence and strong vaccination rates in our community, we share the following updates for campus members.
- Face coverings and physical distancing are OPTIONAL for FULLY vaccinated individuals. The COVID-19 vaccine is widely available (including on the TCU campus, see below) and the CDC has stated that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear face coverings or practice social distancing for protection against COVID-19. If you have received the vaccine, please confirm your vaccination with TCU.
- TCU expects campus members who are NOT fully vaccinated to wear masks and maintain social distancing. If exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual, TCU will require unvaccinated campus members to quarantine per CDC guidance. Each member of the TCU community is responsible for their health and well-being and is expected to be considerate and respectful of others. TCU encourages everyone who is able to get the vaccine, which is effective in protecting against COVID-19.
- Outdoor Gatherings: There is NO capacity limit on outdoor events and activities.
- Indoor Gatherings: We encourage physical distancing indoors for those not fully vaccinated and ask that you book indoor space large enough to meet distancing criteria. Unvaccinated persons will be required to wear face coverings indoors.
- Protect the Purple: TCU continues to expect all campus members to wear face masks if required for specific circumstances, continue to practice good personal hygiene, regularly monitor their health and stay home when sick. Like other health care facilities, masks continue to be required in the Brown-Lupton Health Center.
Report Your Vaccination Status to TCU
If you have received the COVID-19 vaccine, confirm your vaccine with TCU by filling out this form. If you’re asked to quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure, you will not be required to quarantine. Importantly, knowing how many of our community members are protected against COVID-19 will help us make decisions about returning to normal activities.
Free, Walk-Up Vaccines at TCU
The TCU Brown-Lupton Health Center is offering free walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations on weekdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Friday. Appointments are not required. If you are not in Fort Worth this summer, talk with your health care provider about where to get the vaccine.
Current contact tracing, testing, quarantining and isolation practices remain in effect. Fully vaccinated individuals will be excused from the 10-day quarantine period if exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual but may still need to test if symptomatic. Expect additional updates to protocols as conditions change, and as we prepare to welcome everyone back in person. The TCU community will remain vigilant and responsive to protect the health and well-being of our campus community.
Thank you for your continued commitment to Protect the Purple. We hope you enjoy your time on campus this summer, and join you in looking forward to a fully in-person fall.
Chancellor’s Campus Readiness Task Force