3. COVID-19 Updates
Keep up with the latest campus updates relating to COVID-19 by visiting the Campus Updates section of the UTHSC Coronavirus website. Here are a few recent updates:
Continued Ramp Up to Fall Semester (Faculty/Staff/Students)
Please read Chancellor Schwab's announcement regarding the "new normal" for campus and facilities, research programs (including laboratory research and clinical research), and educational programs (including didactic lectures, labs, and clinical rotations).
COVID-19 Testing Available on Memphis Campus (Faculty/Staff/Students)
COVID-19 testing site has been set up on the Memphis campus in the Student-Alumni Center (SAC) gymnasium at 800 Madison Ave. The gymnasium is located on the backside of the SAC and patients should enter via the breezeway, and not through the front door of the SAC.
The SAC testing site is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 12:00 – 4:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm with no appointment necessary for faculty, staff, and students. The site is closed on holidays.
The SAC testing site is for those who are asymptomatic (no symptoms). Those with symptoms may continue to be tested at the Tiger Lane mobile testing site or any other UCH mobile testing sites by texting "COVID" to 901.203.5526. Test results will take about 48 hours to be returned to the patient.
Phase Two Re-Entry and Childcare Issues (Faculty/Staff)
With some employees coming back to campus as part of the re-entry plan, Human Resources has received several questions about university paid leave for faculty and staff to care for children who remain out of school or daycare. UTHSC is not offering paid leave for faculty and staff to stay home to care for children. However, the state has provided many free resources, support services, and childcare for its residents. Please visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Employee Guidance website to access specific resources for several of the counties where UTHSC employees may live and work across the state, and childcare information from the YMCA.
The full message is available here. If you have any questions regarding FFCRA, FMLA, ADA, or paid leave, please contact Human Resources at 901.448.5600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reporting Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis (Faculty/Staff)
If you test positive for COVID-19, or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive, please continue to report that to Human Resources via their Notice of COVID-19 Occurrence Form.
Human Resources has put together a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Employee Guidance website that provides a helpful FAQ section to address questions regarding what to do if you become sick, leave and pay procedures, expectations for essential employees, information on telecommuting, changes to the hiring process, etc.
If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 901.448.5600 or email@example.com.
Concerns about COVID-19 guidelines? (Faculty/Staff/Students)
UTHSC Campus Safety is available to answer questions or respond to concerns about compliance with COVID-19 guidelines for individuals on campus. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Campus Safety at 901.448.6114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.