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UT Chancellor Plowman in quarantine after coming in contact with COVID-19

UT said the chancellor found out at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, saying she has no symptoms and immediately went to get tested for COVID-19.

The University of Tennessee in Knoxville Thursday announced Chancellor Donde Plowman will be quarantining after she came close to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Plowman said Friday she had tested negative for virus, but will still complete a 14-day quarantine and continue to lead the campus and engage in Zoom calls.

UT said the chancellor found out at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, saying she has no symptoms and immediately went to get tested for COVID-19.

The chancellor will not be able to attend graduation ceremonies in-person. UT said Provost John Zomchick and other academic officials will be presiding over the commencement ceremonies through the weekend.