HR Information Related to COVID-19

This site will be used to communicate information specifically related to Human Resources regarding the COVID-19 virus.


Employee Reporting of Positive Test or Direct Exposure

If you are an employee of the University of Memphis and have either tested positive for or been directly exposed to COVID-19, you should report this information to Human Resources at hr_contact_tracing@memphis.edu. These e-mail communications should NOT contain any personal medical documentation or sensitive materials. To send personal medical documentation or other sensitive materials to HR, please use our secure file upload utility at https://securefile.memphis.edu/form/hr. Please note: this e-mail address and upload utility are for EMPLOYEES only. Students who test positive or are directly exposed should notify the Dean of Students at deanofstudents@memphis.edu.

Please see the following document for the State of Tennessee's latest information on quarantine and return-to-work waiting periods.

Keep HR Informed of Your Work Location

Whether you're working on campus, remotely, or hybrid, please visit the MyMemphis portal's Employee tab & keep your location up-to-date. Remember any hybrid or remote work arrangements should be approved and on file with HR prior to beginning.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

There are many locations throughout the regions where you can access COVID-19 vaccinations. Please see the Shelby County Health Department website for more information.

On-Campus COVID-19 Testing

The University offers on-campus COVID-19 testing for only UofM students, faculty and staff who are exhibiting symptoms. Testing is available at the Student Health Center.

Here4TN: Optum Public Crisis Line: Toll-Free Emotional Support Help

The state's Employee Assistance Program is available to employees and their dependents. 

Optum Public Crisis Line
The toll-free emotional support help line at 866.342.6892 is FREE of charge and available to anyone, so you can share it with family and friends. Caring professionals will connect people to resources. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Telecommuting & ADA Accommodation Request Information

Employees working remotely or in a hybrid format should complete request forms and ensure these requests are approved before doing so. You may visit our Alternative Work Arrangements page, and please also review Policy HR 5061 - Alternative Work Arrangements and access the Alternative Work Arrangement Request Form that needs to be completed and forwarded to Human Resources. Also, employees seeking accommodations related to the Americans with Disabilities Act may start that process online.