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Changes to Campus Safety Protocol
Recent guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed COVID safety protocols across the nation. At the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the following changes to campus safety protocols are effective immediately:
- Fully vaccinated people can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or social distancing.
- Fully vaccinated people will not have to participate in routine testing.
- Classrooms will continue to require social distancing in the summer terms.
- The CDC encourages those not vaccinated to wear masks outside when social distancing is not possible and to wear masks inside buildings except when in private spaces such as in their individual offices.
- The University will consider a person fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
- UTC will continue to offer vaccines, routine testing, quarantine procedures and contact tracing.
On-campus COVID Vaccine Appointments for Employees, Students, Family and Friends
As an approved pandemic provider for Tennessee, University Health Services is administering the COVID-19 vaccine. Details about signing up for appointments will be shared each week via University email.
As a reminder, the University does not require the COVID-19 vaccination for UTC faculty, staff or students at this time.
Routine Testing Program
UTC students and employees are expected to participate in the University’s Routine Testing Program.
Adding routine testing to the University’s existing testing strategies will help to identify individuals who are unknowingly infected with the virus, minimizing the risk of spreading the virus to others.