UTC Continues Offering COVID Tests, Vaccines

UT Chattanooga provides COVID testing and vaccination to students and staff as Spring semester begins
Amid a national rise in COVID-19 cases, students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga returned to class Monday for the first day of the Spring semester.

While COVID-19 remains prevalent in the lives of UTC students and staff, the university is offering numerous resources to mitigate infection. Face mask requirements have been lifted in most campus spaces, but the university continues to recommend compliance with CDC guidelines.

“Our campus has recommended, strongly recommended, that students, employees, and visitors on campus wear masks, particularly in indoor spaces. Additionally, we’re encouraging virtual meetings where possible and social distancing where students and employees are able to,” said Dr. Yasmine Key, Director of UTC’s University Health Service. “Also, we do recommend testing if somebody becomes symptomatic or they know they’ve been exposed.”

Testing and vaccination are available, free of charge, to students and employees on UTC’s campus. Students seeking to be tested for COVID-19 can do so by making and appointment with University Health Services.

Those seeking on-campus vaccination, however, will need to attend a vaccination clinic. These clinics provide doses of Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and booster shots.

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