Welcome to the UTC COVID-19 Toolbox. As of May 11th, President Biden has declared an end to the COVID-19 national and public health emergency; however, the virus is still very active, and we should take the steps necessary to protect ourselves and our fellow Mocs. Please note that with all viruses, there will be waxing and waning in cases and recommendations are subject to change based on updates through the CDC and FDA.
What to do if you test positive?
The CDC recommends isolation for people who test positive for COVID. Isolation includes avoiding contact with others. If you will be missing class and will need an academic notice sent to your faculty, you must submit documentation from a healthcare provider with your isolation recommendation (including when you will be able to return to class) to the Office of Student Outreach and Support (SOS). SOS will send academic notices to your faculty instructors via the Academic Notification Process.
For full isolation recommendations, please visit here.
What to do if you are feeling sick?
The symptoms of COVID-19 are very similar to other viral illnesses. Most people have mild illness and can recover from home. If you have any of the below related symptoms, you should wear a mask around others and test as soon as possible. Contact UHS to schedule an appointment to see a Nurse Practitioner by calling 423-425-2266. For more information, click on the tabs below.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Click here for a complete list of COVID-19 Related Symptoms.