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

If you do not feel well, use your sick leave or request to work from home until you feel better to return in person. Complete a self-isolation form and follow the guidance for UT System Administration employees.

If you were exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health authority that you were exposed, here are the steps that you should take, regardless of your vaccination status or if you have had a previous infection:

  1. Start precautions immediately: Wear a mask as soon as you find out you were exposed.
  2. Wear a high-quality mask or respirator (e.g., N95) any time you are around others inside your home or indoors in public. Do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask, including travel and public transportation settings.
  3. Take extra precautions if you will be around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.
  4. Get tested at least 5 full days after your last exposure. Test even if you don’t develop symptoms. You can still develop COVID-19 up to 10 days after you have been exposed.
  5. If you test Negative, continue taking precautions through day 10.
  6. If you test Positive, isolate immediately.




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

U.S. Centers for Disease Control: What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19

U.S. Centers for Disease Control: Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19

U.S. Centers for Disease Control: How to Protect Yourself and Others

Tennessee Department of Health Resources for Colleges and Universities.

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