Coronavirus COVID-19
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Media Release 

UT College of Medicine

Chattanooga, TN

March 7, 2020


Coronavirus COVID-19 Update
UT College of Medicine Chattanooga and
UT Health Science Center Memphis


The leadership of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and Erlanger Health System are meeting regularly to determine the appropriate response and action plan to address a potential Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic if it were to spread and impact the Chattanooga and surrounding communities.   This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.  


The University will follow The Centers for Disease Control guidelines for involvement in managing COVID-19 patients for each campus.  Also the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga will also follow UTHSC and Erlanger policies regarding Resident, Fellow, Medical Student, and PA Student involvement in the care of these patients as soon as the policies have been modified.  We will continue to update this page as more information is made known to us. 


On Friday, March 6, 2020, Steve Schwab, MD, Chancellor for the statewide University of Tennessee Health Science Center, communicated with all faculty, staff, and students to update on the UTHSC response to the rapidly evolving situation related to the COVID-19 virus.  He stated that, "Although we are unaware of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 on campus or in the Memphis area, we must plan for the possibility of an outbreak.  A case has been reported in Tennessee in the Nashville area.   It is important to note, the vast majority of people who get the COVID-19 virus recover. We will be prepared and do our part to protect our campus and community, and continue our missions of education, research, clinical care, and outreach through unsettling times." 


Click here to view our Coronavirus COVID-19 webpage.


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