Health and Safety Information
Prevent the spread of COVID-19
People come first at East Tennessee State University. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ETSU has continued to safeguard the health of our students, faculty, staff, and community. As the university transitions to Stage 4 Operations with Modifications, safety restrictions are being scaled back, however, testing and reporting protocols remain in place.
Vaccines are widely available and encouraged. ETSU Health continues to offer several opportunities for members of the community who are 18 and older to receive the free, one-dose Janssen Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine through Community COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics. To find a vaccine location near you, visit: Vaccinefinder.org.
Students, faculty, staff and visitors to the university who have been fully vaccinated (two weeks past their final vaccine dose) are no longer required to wear face coverings, and also are not required to observe physical distancing. As noted by the CDC, persons who have not been fully vaccinated should continue wearing face coverings and following physical distancing guidelines.
Testing and Reporting COVID-19
COVID-19 Testing is available at the University Health Center and ETSU Health COVID-19 Community Testing Site. Individuals should report suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 not diagnosed/treated by University Health Center to the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 423-439-7785.