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COVID-19 Updates/Return to Campus Plan
COVID-19 Cases | Fall 2020 Term
Updated 10.19.20 at 11:00am
Total positive includes positive cases through our on-campus health clinic and outside testing.
Updated 10.19.20 at 11:00am
The chart above only reflects testing that has been administered through our McKenzie, TN on-campus Health Clinic.
The Carroll County Department of Health is the official reporting agency for COVID-19 in the city of McKenzie, TN.
Please see below the protocols in our return to campus plan.
Return to Campus Plan
As we prepare to resume face-to-face classes and open our campus this fall, the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors, remains our highest priority.
Many hours of planning and discussions have guided the Return to Campus guide for the College of Arts & Sciences to help us navigate this pandemic. The decisions and procedures are complex ones and are subject to change due to the fluidity of the situation.
Please know that the administration has been working to make the best decisions for a safe fall semester. This guide doesn't answer everything yet, but it gives us a start. We are still working on more decisions and procedures.
We are so excited to welcome you this fall and have been working diligently to prepare for your return.
- The university will have safety and health protocols in place, such as social distancing, face masks, and testing.
- An overarching focus on cleaning, disinfecting, training, and communicating will continue throughout the fall semester and beyond.
- Face coverings will be required in all buildings by students, faculty, and staff.
- Procedures are in place to manage students needing to quarantine/isolate.
- The university will provide educational signage to be placed throughout buildings.
- Wildcat Care Kit, which will include one cloth face mask, hand sanitizer, and other items, will be distributed to all students.
- The university will monitor the current COVID-19 situation and implement changes when necessary and will communicate this information to the campus community.
- The recommendations outlined in this document were developed using the most current information available at the time; however, the existing COVID-19 situation will require flexibility and ongoing university adjustments.
Frequently Asked Questions
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July 9, 2020
- July 31 - Football, Cheer, Cross Country move-in
- August 7 - Volleyball, Men's & Women's Soccer move-in
- August 7 - Returning students move-in
- August 8 - Freshmen move-in
- August 8 - Movie on the lawn
- August 10 - Classes begin
- September 7 - Labor Day
- October 8 -11 - Fall break
- November 13 - Classes end
- November 16 - 20 - Final exams
- November 21 - Graduation
*These dates are subject to change at any time.
Coaches will be in contact with athletes regarding specific details on returning to campus. International students, please contact Jane Campbell at email@example.com for more details about fall classes.
If you are planning to live on-campus, move-in will be on a staggered schedule based on last name. Residence Life will soon provide updated information regarding your room assignment and specific day and time to move in. Juniors and seniors can request to live off-campus by filling out a request form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.