Spring 2022 Return to Campus Announcement

As you know, we are continuing to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the Terra State Community. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 (including all variants) infection numbers have been continuing to soar. As cases of COVID-19 continue to grow and peak in our region and state, we expect that there will be additional positive cases connected to our campus community. The following guidelines will continue to stay in place as we strive to minimize large outbreaks and the worst impacts of the virus at Terra State.

Limiting the spread of COVID-19 relies in large part on the personal responsibility of everyone on campus:

  • Get vaccinated
  • Wear a mask at all times while inside any building on campus (unless eating or drinking)
  • Adhere to physical distancing guidelines
  • Meet virtually when possible
  • Monitor personal health to recognize symptoms, if symptoms are consistent with COVID-19, get tested
  • Do not come to campus if you are sick

If you have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Email COVID@terra.edu
  • Stay home
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you will not be permitted to return to campus for at least 5 days.
  • EMPLOYEES: If you test positive for COVID-19, you may work remotely if able to do so. Please contact your supervisor.
  • STUDENTS: Please contact your instructor(s). You may also contact Academic Service Center at academicservicecenter@terra.edu for support.

If you have been identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 positive person:

  • Email COVID@terra.edu
  • Stay home until you have received guidance from the COVID Coordinator (situations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
  • Monitor your health, if you begin to experience symptoms, do not come to campus unless to get tested.

COVID-19 Testing at Terra:

  • Terra will be offering COVID-19 testing on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m., and Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Please email COVID19TESTING@terra.edu to schedule an appointment.
  • Testing is located in D105.
  • We will continue to offer COVID-19 and Antibody Testing at no cost.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.


Our knowledge and understanding of the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve; as more information becomes available, the College’s policies and guidelines may be updated or changed. At this time, it is an expectation that all members of the Terra State Community will familiarize themselves with, and agree to follow, the guidelines provided in this document.

If you have questions specific to this message or COVID-19, please contact COVID@terra.edu.

Stay Safe, Stay Well.


Jennifer Kin
Campus Safety Manager & COVID Coordinator

Scott Kneeskern
Manager of Human Resources

Todd Long
Associate Dean of Students