EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS


2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

For current phased reopening plan, please click below.

For all University event cancellations and delays, please click below.

 

To reach our coronavirus hotline, dial (423)636-0500.

Tusculum University continues to track the status of the 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 in the United States and is closely monitoring the outbreak through updates provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Tennessee Department of Health.

If you are feeling unwell and have had contact with someone in an affected area within the past 14 days, please contact Student Affairs at 423-636-7315.

 

Students living on campus MUST complete the below online form so the Office of Student Affairs is able to determine how best to serve the needs of each individual student.

Tusculum University has outlined a plan to issue an emergency relief grant for room and board charges for the remainder of the spring semester due to the unforeseen circumstances that have occurred. Please click the button below to view the policy.

 

Updates & Tips

Click here to see the current phased reopening plan.

Click here for previous updates.
COVID-19: NURSING UPDATES

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Nursing Courses Online

Clinical Activities – Seniors (March 20, 2020 @ 4 PM)

Clinical Activities – Seniors

Clinical Activities – Juniors (March 20, 2020 @ 4 PM)

Clinical Activities – Juniors

Clinical Activities – Sophomores (March 20, 2020 @ 4 PM)

Clinical Activities – Sophomores

A REMINDER ABOUT PREVENTION:

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website.

For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings.

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. CDC does have specific guidance for travelers.

Updates and tips about the virus and its spread continue to change rapidly. Several information update and outbreak prevention resources are available here:

Travel Advisories

The Tusculum community is encouraged to stay informed about travel restrictions and guidelines when planning for Spring Break and other travel. The university will monitor recommendations, and TU-affiliated travel may be affected as updates are received.

Contact us with your questions at studentaffairs@tusculum.edu or (423) 636-7315.