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If you meet any of the following criteria, please fill out the Report COVID-19 Exposure form. You will be contacted with instructions.

  • Ill with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Have had FIRST HAND exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19
  • Have tested for COVID-19 for ANY REASON and awaiting results or have results
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Three Rivers confirmed cases reported by week during the Spring 2022 semester.

 Poplar BluffOnlineDexterSikestonKennett
Week ofStudentsEmployeesStudentsEmployeesStudentsEmployeesStudentsEmployeesStudentsEmployees
04/18/20221
04/11/2022
04/04/20221
03/28/2022
03/21/2022
03/14/2022
03/07/2022
02/28/20222
02/21/2022
02/14/202212
02/07/20221111
01/31/202231311
01/24/202267361
01/17/202217761101

This dashboard is updated to keep the College community informed. All known positive COVID-19 cases involving students or employees will be reported whether they live on campus, have visited a location, or have a potential to visit one of our locations.

See the confirmed COVID-19 cases from Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021

COVID-19 Cases by the Day

If a COVID-positive person presents a risk, those affected will be personally contacted.

March

  • On March 1, 2022 two students tested positive for COVID-19

February

  • On February 17, 2022 one student tested positive for COVID-19
  • On February 14, 2022 two students tested positive for COVID-19
  • On February 13, 2022 one student tested positive for COVID-19
  • On February 10, 2022 one student tested positive for COVID-19
  • On February 7, 2022 two students tested positive for COVID-19
  • On February 5, 2022 two students tested positive for COVID-19
  • On February 4, 2022 one student tested positive for COVID-19
  • On February 2, 2022 one student tested positive for COVID-19

January

  • On January 31, 2022 one employee and four students tested positive for COVID-19
  • On January 29, 2022 one student tested positive for COVID-19
  • On January 27, 2022 one employee and five students tested positive for COVID-19
  • On January 26, 2022 five students tested positive for COVID-19
  • On January 25, 2022 two employees and three students tested positive for COVID-19
  • On January 24, 2022 two employees and six students tested positive for COVID-19
  • On January 23, 2022 one employee and five students tested positive for COVID-19
  • On January 22, 2022 one employee and two students tested positive for COVID-19
  • On January 21, 2022 two employees and one student tested positive for COVID-19
  • On January 20, 2022 one employee and one student tested positive for COVID-19
  • On January 19, 2022 one employee and six students tested positive for COVID-19
  • On January 18, 2022 two employees and five students tested positive for COVID-19
  • On January 17, 2022 nine students tested positive for COVID-19
  • On January 16, 2022 one employee and two students tested positive for COVID-19
  • On January 15, 2022 one student tested positive for COVID-19
  • On January 13, 2022 one student tested positive for COVID-19
  • On January 12, 2022 one student tested positive for COVID-19

Updated March 30, 2022 at 2 p.m.

Three Rivers College is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Our primary concern is to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students, employees, and visitors. We continue to work with state and local officials to develop, update, and implement plans in response to COVID-19.

This page contains information about Three Rivers College’s preparations, actions, and response regarding COVID-19, including information about the virtual resources we are providing to our students. This page will be updated as needed.

College Locations Open

All College locations are now open to the public but we will continue to provide virtual services. Face-to-face classes will resume August 16 at the Poplar Bluff campus and TRC locations in Sikeston, Dexter, and Kennett.

Return to Class Plan

The Three Rivers College Return to Class Plan includes requiring face coverings be worn in TRC facilities, guidelines for students returning to classrooms, and additional information. Following are highlights of the plan. See the full Return to Class Plan for details.

ADJUSTED COLLEGE CALENDAR

The Fall schedule will not be adjusted unless dictated by critical events.

FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED

Face coverings must be worn by faculty, staff, students, and visitors while in each building whether they are vaccinated or not. Face coverings are not required when working in your office if you remain properly social distanced (6 feet). Face coverings are required at all times in the classroom and absolutely no eating or drinking is allowed in classrooms, unless all students and the faculty member can maintain a social distance of at least six (6) feet. Instructors who can maintain a social distance of six (6) feet or greater from students are not required to wear facial coverings. See the full Return to Class Plan for details and exceptions.

For visitors and others who need a face covering, a limited amount of disposable face coverings will be available during regular hours at Academic Resource Commons – Front Desk; Bess Activity Center – The College Store; Crisp Technology Center – Room 108; External Locations – Front Desk; Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center – Room 219; Porter Distance Learning Center – Room 204; Tinnin Fine Arts Center – Room 201; Westover Administration Building – Welcome Center; and University Center – WEST 204.

Face coverings must cover the nose and mouth and against the sides of the face and be secured around the head as a tube, with ties, or with ear loops. It is the responsibility of each student and employee to have their face covering available and properly maintained. For guidance on wearing, maintaining, and making facial coverings, go to https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/pdf/face-covering-guidance.pdf. Not acceptable: Bandanas, kerchiefs, articles of clothing, face coverings with exhalation valves, items held against the face by hand.

GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS PREPARING FOR RETURN

Whether vaccinated or not, two weeks prior to return, begin to isolate yourself from others. Avoid all public settings where you cannot maintain a social distance of 6 feet. Begin to monitor your health and take your temperature daily. Report any unusual feelings or readings to your health care provider or local health department for guidance.

If you experience symptoms of fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, and/or persistent, non-attributable cough, STAY HOME AND CONTACT YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.

When coming to class, bring facial coverings, hand sanitizer, and products to wipe down your personal items such as books, book bags, phone, etc. before and after your classes.

Update your address, emergency contact information, vehicle information and phone number with the College, if you have not already done so.

See the full Return to Class Plan for details and specific instructions for Housing Students and Student Athletes.

WHAT TO DO BEFORE GOING TO CLASS EACH DAY

Students, faculty, and staff should complete the following self-assessment each day before arriving at TRC facilities:

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, STAY HOME! If you are an employee, contact your supervisor and the Human Resources Department. If you are a student, notify your instructor(s) and the Dean of Student Services at amatthews@trcc.edu or by calling 573-840-9669.

In addition, please fill out the COVID-19 Exposure Reporting online form.

CLASSROOM PROTOCOLS

Seating will be assigned. Supplies will be provided to each faculty member so keyboards and computer mice can be wiped down with a disinfectant before the beginning of each class of instruction. Hand sanitizer will be available in each classroom.

An area will be defined by each instructor where he/she will maintain social distancing with students, when not wearing a facial covering.

Students required to quarantine will be allowed to continue courses virtually if physically able. If the continuation of instruction is not possible, then the student will be allowed to make up all work without penalty.

If an instructor is required to quarantine and is healthy enough to continue working, they will be allowed to continue instruction virtually during quarantine.

See the full Return to Class Plan for complete classroom protocols.

ADVISING AND FACULTY OFFICE VISITS

When possible, appointments should be conducted via telephone or virtually. If students prefer a face-to-face meeting, proper facial covering should be in place. Three Rivers email will continue to be the official means of communications between students and faculty/staff.

PUBLIC EVENTS

All public events will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

GENERAL COLLEGE FACILITIES

See the full Return to Class Plan for complete facilities protocols.

RETURNING AFTER A PRECAUTIONARY QUARANTINE

Individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 are required to quarantine for ten (10) days. Exposure is defined as firsthand exposure to someone, for a period of fifteen (15) minutes or more within a twenty-four (24) hour period, when neither one was wearing a facial covering, who has tested positive for or been diagnosed as positive for COVID-19.
or
A return to work/school can be made after 7 days with a negative test result.

Anyone exposed to COVID-19 and who meets the following criteria does NOT need complete a precautionary quarantine period:

Students who are required to quarantine will be allowed to continue to participate in instruction remotely. Students not able to participate remotely will be allowed to make up any missed work without penalty. Employees who are required to quarantine will be allowed to work remotely when possible. Each instance will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

RETURNING AFTER TESTING POSITIVE

Individuals who present some or all the symptoms of COVID-19, MUST stay home and are encouraged to arrange for testing with their health care provider or local Health Department.

The latest guidance mandates people who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for at least ten (10) days after the onset of symptoms. Isolation can end after the ten (10) day period and the patient shows a general improvement in symptoms, including being fever free for at least 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing medicines.

Asymptomatic patients can end isolation 10 days after the date of their first positive test.

All positive tests require documentation to return to campus.

Other elements of the plan include:

For details, view the Return to Class Plan.

Information on COVID-19

For updates on COVID-19 in Missouri, please visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website at https://health.mo.gov. For general information on COVID-19, best practices for staying healthy, the latest updates, and much more, visit www.cdc.gov/COVID19.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of

How can you protect yourself and others?

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