Preparing to Return

Barring any big surprises or public health directives, we plan to resume classes Tuesday, January 5, picking up where we left off in December. It’s essential for our collective success that you:
If you’ve traveled, read over the CDC advisories and carefully consider any that apply. The same holds true for any family gatherings over the holidays, whether you traveled or not.

Click here to read the full letter from Director Vince Durnan, Health Room Director Margee Brennan, M.D., and Health Room Staff Jennifer Aaron, N.P. as sent to the USN community on Wednesday, December 30.
Watch for symptoms
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
We continue to follow the Tennessee Department of Health and CDC guidelines as we ensure proper protocols and preventative measures are in place for COVID-19 infection mitigation. Links to specific guidance can be found at

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