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COVID-19 Information and Support

With vaccines readily available, we have entered a new phase of our response to COVID-19. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are urged to make informed decisions about their health and how to protect themselves. We strongly recommend vaccination for students, faculty, and staff.

COVID-19 vaccination options

Fall 2021: What to expect

  • Full-capacity campus operations including dining, housing, and in-person classroom instruction
  • Normal academic calendar with standard breaks
  • Normal operations for campus events and activities
  • Staffed campus offices

Ongoing health and safety measures

The university continues to closely monitor public health guidance and will adjust operations as needed.

  • COVID-19 vaccines are available on campus. Fully vaccinated students and employees do not need to quarantine, isolate, or be tested if they are exposed to COVID-19 and have no symptoms.
  • COVID-19 testing is available on campus, and contact tracing is provided.
  • Guidance and support will be provided for those who may need to isolate or quarantine, but university-arranged isolation and quarantine space will no longer be provided.
  • All members of the campus community should monitor their health and stay home when sick.

Our campus community has been creative, compassionate, flexible, and resilient. As we move toward normalcy, continue to show your Volunteer spirit by supporting, encouraging, and caring for one another.

Health and Safety Guides

COVID-19 Data

The rise in COVID-19 cases has led to considerable misinformation on social media and elsewhere. Please consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date and accurate information about the virus and help reduce the spread of misinformation.

Media Inquiries

Members of the news media should contact Owen Driskill at or 865-974-2383 with any questions about UT’s response to the coronavirus.

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