2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
Statement from Tennessee Tech University President Phil Oldham
Tennessee Tech University has made the safety and health of our students, faculty and staff a priority in all conversations about our COVID-19 response. Our other planning goals have included ensuring our students can complete the semester.
We also have a responsibility to the larger community to do our part with precautionary decisions and actions. At this time, there are no reported cases of COVID-19 on campus, in Cookeville or Putnam County. However, after considering all the information available to us, we have made the following decisions:
Tennessee Tech will extend its spring break with no classes for students from March 16 through March 27. University offices will operate with regular hours. Faculty and staff are expected to report to work as usual. Anyone who is feeling ill is asked to stay home.
The university plans to transition from face-to-face instruction to online classes and alternate delivery on Monday, March 30. Students should take all technology and materials with them needed for their coursework when they leave campus for spring break. Students must regularly check their tntech.edu email for more information and updates.
For residential students who need to remain on campus, housing will be available on request to Residential Life.
While faculty have begun preparing for this type of transition, they will receive additional information and resources in coming days.
Many major campus events are cancelled. A list will be posted at https://www.tntech.edu/news/covid-19/.
Athletic event cancellations will be determined in conjunction with the Ohio Valley Conference.
Tennessee Tech continues to coordinate with the Centers for Disease Control, the Tennessee Department of Health, and the Upper Cumberland Regional Health Department to closely monitor the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.