Official information about covid at UTK available at https://www.utk.edu/coronavirus/guides/data-monitoring-and-contingency-options. CDC guidance for institutions of higher education who don’t require vaccination, which includes UTK, is here. Some of the other dashboards other the the one below:
UTK is releasing some data, though less than some peers or UTK itself last academic year. I cannot find information on number of tests at the student health center, test positivity rate, saliva testing, or wastewater testing. There is no data on vaccination rate in the student body in general or in faculty or staff, nor on hospitalization or death rates. Students in university housing, and their close contacts who are unvaccinated, may have to seek alternate places to live at their own cost if they test positive for covid until the self-isolation period is over.
The first plot shows the percentage of students and employees with active covid cases known to UTK at any one time. I am curious about the overall trend in each, as well as about which group has more reported cases at the moment. One guess could be that covid proportion might be higher among students (high density housing, generally lower vaccination rate for younger populations), but they might get tested at lower rates. Approximate total population size in each group comes from the Chancellor’s update of Aug. 19, 2021.
Note that UTK’s data is released here.
There is also data on those who are receiving active covid support from UTK.
Unlike over 1,125 other colleges and universities, UTK has no vaccination mandate nor mask mandate in general (there may be exceptions in particular areas, like nursing with high patient contact).