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Reporting Positive COVID-19 Cases on Campus

August 30, 2021

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Tennessee continue to surge, it is important that the following situations be reported to UTHSC:

  • You have a positive diagnosis of COVID-19
  • You are required to self-isolate or quarantine, per University or physician direction
  • You live with someone who has a positive diagnosis of COVID-19

How to report COVID-19 situations on campus:

Employees and students who test positive for COVID-19 should be prepared to provide the names of individuals on campus with whom they have had close contact during the 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms or a positive test.

Following current CDC guidelines:

  • Individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to quarantine following an exposure
  • Individuals who have not been fully vaccinated will be required to remain off campus in quarantine for 10 days
  • Non-vaccinated individuals sharing a household with a COVID-19 positive individual must remain off campus in quarantine for 20 days

UTHSC encourages all faculty, staff, and students to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Visit to locate COVID-19 vaccines available near you.

If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 safety protocols on campus, please contact Tim Barton, Chief Safety Officer, at

May 26, 2022