UT Receives Visit from White House Coronavirus Coordinator Who Encourages In-Person Classes

White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx visits the University of Tennessee.

Our TV News partner, WVLT was there, she urged students to stop participating in off-campus events that officials believe are responsible for the greatest case spread of the virus across the university during her visit yesterday (Tuesday).

Birx applauded students who are coming forward and getting tested because she says that is how we stop the virus. She saying the planning that the SEC schools did… is really quite good. She’s confident that a large number of students are not being infected in the classroom.

Birx says they believe the most dangerous thing is to stop having in-person classes.

She says a plan for sending students home for Thanksgiving in still in the works, but could involve requiring students to be tested before leaving campus and when returning.

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