UT System employees are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. Find a provider and make an appointment as soon as possible.

 

Exposure Criteria

Contact within 6 feet for 10 minutes or more with a person with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

 

Examples include:

  • Working together in a close proximity with someone with COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19.
     
  • Being in a meeting with someone with COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19 with no social distancing.
     
  • Traveling in the same vehicle with someone with COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19.
     
  • Living with someone with COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19.

 

Guidelines for fully vaccinated people

You are fully vaccinated if it has been a full 14 days or more since getting either a 2-dose (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna) or 1-dose (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine.

Fully vaccinated people can refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if asymptomatic.

Find the latest guidance for fully vaccinated people at CDC.gov

 

When to self isolate/quarantine

  • If you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19—unless you have had COVID-19 within the past 3 months or if you are fully vaccinated.
  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19.

Complete a self-isolation form and follow the guidance for UT System Administration employees.

Fully vaccinated people can refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if asymptomatic.

 

When to end isolation/quarantine

If COVID-19 test is positive, you may return to work 10 days from onset of symptoms only if you are fever-free (without use of fever-reducing medication) and have improvement of symptoms for at least 24 hours.

Full quarantine guidance and options for reducing the quarantine period can be found at CDC.gov

 

 


Sources

The sources below will have the most up-to-date guidance on COVID-19 exposure and mitigation:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control: Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

U.S. Centers for Disease Control: When to quarantine

Tennessee Department of Health Resources for Colleges and Universities.

Tennessee Department of Health: What to Do If Your Test Results are Negative.