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5 Quick Things: Wednesday, May 20

  1. COVID-19 Return to Campus Training

As the University of Tennessee Health Science Center begins a phased “ramp up” back to campus, it is important for everyone to understand the new rules that must be followed to ensure we are keeping each other as safe as possible. Therefore, all employees and students (but NOT residents) will be REQUIRED to complete COVID-19 training prior to coming back to the UTHSC campus.

You may access your training via Blackboard. After you enter your NetID and password, click on the COVID-19 training under the “My Courses” header at the top right. You will need to watch the training video, and then successfully pass the quiz.

If you have any questions regarding the safety protocol required as we come back to campus, please contact Tim Barton, Chief Safety Officer, at tbarton4@uthsc.edu or 901.448.7374.

2. Wear a mask or face covering at all times while on campus.

Make sure your face mask covers your nose and mouth. Wash your hands prior to handling the mask and do not touch the portion of the mask that contacts your face. Always wash your hands after touching or removing your mask.

3. Stay home if you have chills, fever, headache, or shortness of breath.

Perform a self-check for COVID-19 symptoms daily before coming to campus at selfcheck.tennessee.edu. Employees who test positive should report their diagnosis to HR via the UTHSC Employee COVID-19 Notice Form . 

4. Maintain a social distance of at LEAST six feet from others.

Reposition furniture to allocate 144 sq. ft. per person. Alternate work schedules should be considered for employees. Face-to-face meetings or gatherings with more than 10 people in attendance are prohibited – use Zoom or Teams instead.

5.  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

You should wash your hands when entering and exiting your work area or laboratory, after contact with frequently touched surfaces, before eating or drinking, and whenever concerned about contamination.