TENNESSEE, USA — UPDATE:
The University of Tennessee is preparing for a full in-person semester for the fall.
"As case counts continue to drop and vaccines become more readily available, we are nearing a turning point in this pandemic,” Chancellor Donde Plowman said.
According to the university, the new plans include:
- Teaching in classrooms at capacity
- Returning to normal campus housing
- Reopening dining halls
- Fully staffing campus student services
- Offering a comprehensive slate of student events and programming
- Allowing more fans at athletic events.
University of Tennessee campuses are preparing for more in-person classes, according to a press release.
UT officials said that plans have been made based on an increase in COVID-19 vaccine availability and an improvement in COVID-19 trends in Tennessee.
UT said it will follow CDC recommendations and the Tennessee Department of Health guidelines to ensure the safety of all students, faculty, and employees.
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