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 contined 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.
- In a private office space, an individual can ask others who come into their space to wear a mask.
- In a shared office space, conference room, classroom, etc. the individual could request an accommodation, but the reasonable accommodation is likely to be a remote work assignment, not to require others to wear a mask except as stipulated in the updated face covering policy for unvaccinated individuals.