According to multiple news outlets, the University of Tennessee plans to reopen all of it’s campuses for the fall semester.
— Josh Breslow (@JoshBreslowWKRN) May 6, 2020
Classes for the spring semester predominately transitioned to online platforms due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The University of Tennessee system created a task force in April to help handle the transition back to in person classes with minimal risk to the health of faculty, staff, and students.
Chancellor Plowman announced that UT plans to bring students back to campus this fall. The health and safety of our students and employees are our first priority, and we will continue to rely on health professionals & data to guide decisions. https://t.co/BNYPbSEEeK pic.twitter.com/yTPHj8SW5i
— UT Knoxville (@UTKnoxville) May 6, 2020
Obviously, August is a long ways off from now. A lot can change between now and then, but this is a good sign that things are slowly starting to return back to normal.
This is also another positive sign for the fall sports season, including football.