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Spring 2022 COVID Precautions

Faculty, Staff and Students,

As we begin the new year and new semester, we are dealing with a surge in COVID cases due to the new Omicron variant.  We have worked with our campus health team and consulted with President Boyd and chancellors across the UT System to determine how best to safely continue campus operations and offer face-to-face instruction.

UTC will open the Spring 2022 semester with COVID protocols to help preserve the continuity of our service to students and the safety of our campus community. Effective immediately the precautions described below will be in place for everyone in the UTC community.

Masks Are Strongly Recommended.  CDC approved face masks are strongly recommended inside all campus buildings except when actively eating or drinking and when actively exercising in the Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC).  This includes hallways and common spaces of campus residential facilities.  We hope everyone will comply with this recommendation.

Social Distancing and Virtual Meetings.  We intend to preserve the current modalities of course.  Where possible and practical, people should maintain social distancing and hold office hours and meetings virtually when feasible.  

On-Campus COVID-19 Testing.  Information about on-campus testing is available on the UTC COVID-19 Information website.

Reporting.  Faculty, staff and students who have been exposed to and/or test positive should complete the UTC COVID-19 Guidance Form found on the COVID-19 Information website. Individuals who test positive will be required to isolate as directed by the UTC Campus Support Team.

Boosters and Vaccinations.  We continue to encourage the entire campus community to be vaccinated and obtain boosters when eligible. Vaccine clinics will be offered by UHS on a routine basis. Watch for communication regarding on-campus clinics.

Hotline. The University has established a dedicated hotline for use by members of the campus community with questions not addressed here or on the website. The hotline will be staffed from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. The number is 423.425.1351.

Thank you to everyone for helping us offer the best educational experience to our students and create as safe an environment as possible.


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