MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee System plans to welcome students back to each of its campuses this fall, according to the University of Tennessee at Martin's University Relations release.
“We are planning for a safe return to campuses in the fall and will do everything possible to protect the health of our students, faculty and staff,” said UT System President Randy Boyd. “We will continually monitor the local and state health data and policies and be prepared to adjust and communicate our plans when needed.”
University officials say the UT System created a system-wide taskforce in April to advise on the recommended course of action. Additionally, they add, each campus has created a local task force to look at specific community needs.
The UT System announced in-person classes were suspended on March 11, growing UT's online semester credit hours from less than 60,000 on March 1 to more than 567,000 on March 23, said the release.
The UT System has a comprehensive resource guide that provides information and resources surrounding COVID-19: tennessee.edu/coronavirus/.