Updates and Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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online)  details the necessary procedure for dealing with a case of COVID-19 infection or suspected infection.  This document builds on the more general campus guidance for when a case of COVID-19 is reported, and is designed to assist department heads and lab directors. Continue reading


  1. UT Knoxville Return-to-Work plan, research will continue to operate at a state of reduced activities.  Beginning June 8, permissible laboratory work in Phase 2 is expanded to include exploratory, longer-term, and other research in addition to that required for contractual obligations, student progress, and operational maintenance.

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guidelines for increasing on-campus research activity at UT Knoxville, all laboratories, including those active during reduced activities, must develop a workplace health safety plan that details safe practices for employees as we implement a phased-in approach to increasing research activities starting May 11, 2020.  Health safety plans should incorporate strategies such as social distancing, staggered work schedules, and proper protection and hygienic practices in laboratory and work spaces to ensure that we protect colleagues and campus support personnel while research activities increase in scope. Continue reading