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Campus COVID-19 Guidelines

July 14, 2021

Faculty, Staff, and Students,

While we are excited to see you returning to campus, the UT Health Science Center continues to closely follow CDC guidelines as we monitor the impact that the variants of COVID-19, such as the Delta variant, are having on the number of cases around our campuses. 

UTHSC currently has the following campus COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Masks are not required for COVID-vaccinated individuals while indoors on campus
    • Non-vaccinated individuals are expected to wear masks indoors on campus in compliance with CDC guidelines 
    • Vaccination is defined as:
      • Pfizer and Moderna: 14 days post second dose
      • Johnson & Johnson: 14 days post single dose
    • Masks may be required in confined spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained, such as labs and simulation suites where posted, at the discretion of UTHSC Campus Safety and Emergency Management
    • Masks are required for clinical care facilities on campus, including waiting rooms
    • Masks are encouraged for groups when the vaccine status of everyone is not known
  • Social distancing will be maintained in lecture halls, study spaces, and testing facilities with occupancy of every other seat
    • Social distancing will be maintained on elevators and in other confined spaces
  • Students are required to report immunization/vaccination status  
    • When vaccinated, students must provide proof of vaccination status, including COVID-19, so UTHSC can certify their status for the clinical, education, and research rotation partners
  • UTHSC will honor immunization vaccination policies of clinical care, education, and research partners when in those facilities
  • Vaccination is strongly encouraged for all faculty, students, and staff!

Thank you for helping our campus and community to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19!

Steve Schwab, MD

May 26, 2022