COVID-19 Notice

As a student enrolled in a MATH course, please be advised of the resource websites listed below for student accommodation requests, health and safety requirements on campus, classroom conduct, and reporting a suspected COVID-19 illness. If you have questions about the items listed, please email your instructor.

Points of Contact

Disability Resources for Students (DRS)

Students with accessibility issues or learning accommodation issues due to a disability should contact Disability Resources for Students to submit an official request for course accommodations. Contact DRS at 901.678.2880 or email them.

Student Health

Students who are experiencing symptoms such as sneezing, coughing or a higher than normal temperature should inform their instructor by email so they can be excused from class and should stay home. Students should contact their health care provider or contact the Student Health Center at 901.443.1397 or 901.443.6438 between the hours of 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

For more information, visit the Student Health Center website.

Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Students who have a positive COVID-19 test should contact the Dean of Students.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy

Masks and Social Distancing

All students, faculty and staff will wear masks in all public spaces, including our classrooms and labs per the COVID-19 policy. The first time a student enters a classroom without wearing a face covering, the student will be asked to leave the class until they return with a covering. Further violations will be referred to the Office of Student Accountability. Students who repeatedly or flagrantly violate these community expectations may be referred for discipline under the Student Code and, if appropriate, immediately removed from campus by the Dean of Students.

For more information, visit our Coronavirus Updates website.

Student Accommodation Requests

The University of Memphis is taking all necessary precautions to minimize risk to include careful scheduling of classes, sanitizing and cleaning, and educational/information promotion. However, it is understood that some individuals may be unable to attend on-ground sessions this fall. The University provides a process for students with medically documented reasons (or medically documented reasons for individuals under their care) that prevent them from attending face-to-face classes to request accommodations for remote instruction.

Disability Resources for Students (DRS) is the University of Memphis department who has been given the responsibility of hearing and approving requests for modifications due to COVID-19 and the virus that causes it. Even if you do not have a disability, but are in need of a modification due to age, living with an at-risk individual or some other circumstance, you must work with DRS. Students seeking accommodations consistent with ADA guidelines must present medical documentation to the Office of Disability Resource Services which will work with the academic departments to provide reasonable accommodations. If faculty or students identify as someone who may be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 due to age or underlying health conditions, or have family members in the "high risk" category, accommodations will be granted to the extent feasible. (Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has provided additional information on who may be at high risk for severe illness.)

To start your COVID-19-related request, complete the Student Introduction Form. When asked for the primary disability, use the dropdown menu to find your COVID-19 request status. Once you've completed this form, you will be contacted via your University of Memphis email about documents needed to support your request. Once documentation is received and reviewed, you will be informed regarding next steps.

For more information, visit the DRS COVID-19 Information page.

The University of Memphis values diversity, and, therefore, students with diverse learning preferences and needs are welcome in this course. You are encouraged to speak with your instructor privately if there are aspects of instruction or design of a course that result in barriers to inclusion or accurate assessment of achievement. If barriers are preventing anyone with a temporary injury or a physical, mental, or cognitive condition from participating fully in this course, please contact Disability Resources for Students to submit an official request for course accommodations. You may contact DRS by calling 901.678.2880, emailing DRS, or visiting 110 Wilder Tower.

For more information, visit the DRS website.

Health and Safety Requirements on Campus

Students should check their UofM email. Each student received an educational video addressing the important role that each of us play in maintaining the safety and health of our community prior to their return to campus, along with a video about how to properly wear a face covering. Students must watch both videos included in the unique link and submit their intent to comply with the expectations.

Physical distancing of at least 6 feet between individuals remains in place in all campus spaces. This includes the interior of buildings and outside. Face masks are required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces. All surfaces and computer workstations must be sanitized prior to use. Students must sit only in approved seats or lab workstations. All those on campus must abide by University social distancing and mask protocols, including any contractors or visitors.

For more information, visit our Return to Campus Plan page.

Classroom Conduct

Face masks or face coverings are required by all faculty, staff, and students in classrooms and on campus. Students without face coverings a first time will be asked to leave the class. Further violations will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. Students who choose not to follow the face covering requirements will forfeit the right to be on campus.

For more information, visit our On-Ground Instruction document.

Report Process for Suspected COVID-19 Illness

To protect the campus community and student health and wellness, the Student Health Center is providing virtual appointments for patients. Visit My Patient Portal to schedule a virtual appointment or call 901.443.1397 or 901.443.6438 between 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Virtual appointments are available from 10:30 am – 2 pm, Monday through Friday. After you schedule an appointment on the MyPatient Portal, a provider will reach out with instructions for a Telehealth virtual appointment, which you may access through a personal electronic device.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (persistent fever, cough, difficulty breathing) or had contact with a confirmed or suspected case of coronavirus, please call the Student Health Center at 901.443.1397 or 901.443.6438 between the hours of 9 am – 4:30 pm. After hours, please call the COVID-19 public information numbers, 833.556.2476 and 877.857.2945, available from 10 am – 10 pm daily, or the 24-hour COVID-19 hotline at 800.232.4636.

For more information, visit the Student Health Center website.