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UT announces coronavirus resource guide

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covid-19 update

KNOXVILLE – The University of Tennessee System announces a comprehensive online guide that provides information and resources surrounding the coronavirus disease.

In December 2019, the global health care community identified a new respiratory virus that originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and has since been labeled 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19, according to the World Health Organization—previously it was referred to as 2019-nCoV). Spread of coronavirus is correlated with circumstances of close and sustained contact with others who are infected.

“The University of Tennessee’s campuses and institutes are here to serve the people of Tennessee,” Interim President Randy Boyd said. “We are taking the coronavirus very seriously and are taking extra steps to help ensure our communities are equipped with helpful information during this time.”

UT’s online resource guide provides valuable information regarding important research being conducted by UT-Battelle-managed Oak Ridge National Laboratory, general health and safety guidelines, and a comprehensive expert guide for media use. Subject-matter experts cover a wide variety of areas that could be affected by the coronavirus, including economics, history, international trade, public policy, supply chain, veterinary medicine and more.

While there are no reports of active confirmed cases involving coronavirus disease on any University of Tennessee campus, there are confirmed cases in Tennessee.

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