UT Knoxville Chancellor reports 2100 in quarantine, 600 COVID-19 cases

Sep 9, 2020

Credit utk.edu

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville says COVID-19 cases are increasing “way too fast" and she will announce actions to address the jump in coming days.


In an online message Tuesday, Chancellor Donde Plowman said there are 600 active cases at the campus. She said more than 2,100 people are in quarantine or self-isolation, the vast majority of them students living both on and off campus.


She said the university is using a hotel as isolation space for on-campus students who test positive and the school is in the process of creating more isolation space on campus.