As the situation with the Coronavirus continues to evolve, we want you to know that Pellissippi State is monitoring the developments and is making contingency plans with the best interest of our faculty, staff and students in mind. The health and safety of the Pellissippi State community remain a top priority.
All persons who wish to enter a building on any Pellissippi State campus will need to document their visit and respond to COVID-19 screening questions prior to entering the building. This must be done each day that a person comes to campus. We are committed to providing a safe environment for our students and employees, and daily screening is critical to that goal.
Follow these guidelines for self-reporting your own illness or your exposure to others with COVID-19.
Pellissippi State employees and students who are experiencing illness, have tested positive for COVID-19, are awaiting test results for COVID-19 or suspect they are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 should complete this self-reporting form, which is now linked from the top of the College's homepage.
Pellissippi State employees and students should complete the self-reporting form if they have been exposed to a person who has exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, is awaiting COVID-19 test results or has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Students who fill out the self-reporting form will receive a follow-up communication from Student Affairs while employees will receive a follow-up communication from Human Resources.
Per CDC guidance: if you have had or think you have had COVID-19 and you had symptoms, you may return to work (or class) after:
If you tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms, you may return to work or class after 10 days have passed since your positive test.
If you have been exposed, the CDC recommends that you:
Pellissippi State has been recognized by the Knox County Health Department for our commitment to the safety of our employees and the people we serve through a designated COVID-19 coordinator, visible safety signage and staying up-to-date with Knox County Health Department's COVID-19 efforts.