UT Updates Covid-19 Policies

Chancellor Donde Plowman

In Friday’s University of Tennessee Covid-19 update, Chancellor Donde Plowman announced new policies being put in place on campus to try to limit the spread of Covid-19.


“We will be eliminating visitation in all on campus housing,” said Plowman. “If members of a dorm or house want to socialize with someone other than their roommate, we hope that they will go outside and wear their mask.”


Plowman also announced that campus dining would move to carry-out only and the student Rec Center will be closed for two weeks.


“We will be cancelling all in person, indoor events across campus,” added Plowman. “This does not include classes or CDC compliant programming because no cases have been traced to those activities.”


All restrictions listed will be in effect until at least September 27th. Plowmen noted that there will be no restrictions on religious activities.


As of Friday afternoon, The University of Tennessee had 672 active cases of Covid-19. No students have been reported hospitalized which follows a national trend for college students. President Trump announced Thursday that the White House had looked at data from over 20 universities that have opened up their campuses and none had reported any hospitalizations.

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