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COVID-19 Notice

The University is continuing to monitor the national response to COVID-19 and keeping abreast of CDC recommendations as they evolve. At present, the University is requiring employees to self-isolate for 14 days if they are returning to the U.S. from another country, a cruise, or are showing symptoms of COVID-19 infection. 

Employees who live with or have been in close contact with anyone who may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus are encouraged to voluntarily self-isolate.

CDC recommendations regarding effective self-isolation practices can be found at this link.

Employees who choose to self-isolate should contact their immediate supervisor and the Office of Human Resources through this online link.The University may require a physician’s statement of illness before approving paid administrative leave.

Employees who do not meet any of the above criteria may be eligible for two weeks of paid administrative leave if other circumstances necessitate them to remain away from work, e.g., child care or elder care.

For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Employee Guidance page.

The University of Tennessee Human Resources Office's mission is to provide the quality and breadth of human resource services necessary for the university to fulfill its mission of education, research, clinical care, and public service. 


Excellence: We strive for efficiency, effectiveness, and meaningful results across our work.

Learning: We seek to improve ourselves and our work continually through reflection and evaluation.

Diversity: We embrace diversity and inclusion as a path to innovation, learning, mutual respect, and excellence.

Integrity: We are honest and transparent, accountable for our efforts, and maintain a consistently high moral standard.

Respect: We respect the ideas, opinions, rights and dignity of all students, faculty, staff, patients, colleagues, and community partners.

Last Published: Mar 26, 2020