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TICUA recommends all member institutions prepare for potential outbreaks of COVID-19 on campus.

Guidance Related to Reopening Campuses

Resources from the week of September 7-11, 2020 

Resources from the week of August 31-September 4, 2020

Resources from the week of August 24-28, 2020

Resources from the Week of August 17-21, 2020
  • COVID 19 Contact Tracing webinar and slide deck with Dr. Lillian Ogari, Baptist Health Services University
  • Weekly COVID-19 briefing with Dr. Michelle Fiscus, August 20, 2020 - Video recording

Resources from the Week of August 10-14, 2020

Resources from the Week of August 3-7, 2020

Resources from the Week of July 27-31, 2020

Resources from the Week of July 20 - 24, 2020

Resources from the Week of July 13 - July 17, 2020

Resources from the week of June 29 - July 3, 2020

  • Dr. Michelle D. Fiscus with the TN Department of Health Recording, July 2.
  • BaseCamp Health -- Ascend Platform -- the TICUA Master Agreement and individual campus Partnership Agreement may be found in the TICUA Primary Procurement User Group . Per TICUA policy, the group has limited access.  Access is provided to TICUA member campus chief financial officers.  Please contact your institution's CFO for specific information regarding these agreements.
  • Zoom Meeting, July 8, Reopening Colleges and Universities During COVID-19: Keeping Students and Communities Healthy by the American Public Health Association & the National Academy of Medicine, Register here.
  • Dr. Michelle D. Fiscus July 1 email addressing CDC stance on testing students, faculty and staff before returning to campus.
  • TDOH Blank Contact Tracing Form
  • CDC Human Infection with 2019 Novel Coronavirus Case Report Form

Resources from the week of June 15-19, 2020

  • BaseCamp Health--Ascend Platform Zoom Meeting Recording, Tuesday, June 16.  The password for access to the recording has been posted on the TICUA website, Social Link-sign in page, in each affinity groups Resources, titled Recordings PW.  
  • PathGroup Zoom Meeting Recording, Wednesday, June 17.
    • PathGroup Corresponding PowerPoint, Wednesday, June 17.
  • Dr. Michelle D. Fiscus with the TN Department of Health Recording, June 18.    
  • Dr. Michelle D. Fiscus email addressing COVID-19 testing.

  Other Resources

American College Health Association Guidelines for Reopening 

CDC - Guidance on Reopening Campus 

Tennessee Pledge - Higher Education Guidelines (.pdf)

Reopening Campus Amid COVID-19: Public Health Strategies - Webinar featuring Dr. Michelle D. Fiscus with the TN Department of Health

National and International Guidance

For the most up-to-date national and international guidelines, TICUA will defer to the National Association for Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). NAICU has compiled the latest resources on COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and the US Department of Education.


CDC - Guidance for Higher Education

     Webinar Archive-Do's, Don'ts & Reputational Risk

     NACUBO Planning & Budgeting Resources

Tennessee Guidance

For Tennessee specific guidelines, please visit the Tennessee Department of Health resource page. The table top exercises, prepared by the TN Department of Health, specifically for higher education can be found at the bottom of the page.

Tennessee Department of Health Resources

Tennessee Public Colleges and Universities Status


Campuses may also find the following information helpful from our partners at RCM&D Insurance Advisory Firm:

Pandemic Business Continuity Planning 
Updates, Recommendations & Insurance Analysis on COVID-19

TICUA Institution COVID-19 Campus Information

American Baptist College
Aquinas College
Baptist College of Health Sciences
Belmont University
Bethel University
Bryan College
Carson-Newman University
Christian Brothers University
Cumberland University
Fisk University
Freed-Hardeman University
Johnson University
King University
Lane College
Lee University
LeMoyne-Owen College
Lincoln Memorial University
Lipscomb University
Martin Methodist College
Maryville College
Meharry Medical College
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
Milligan University
Moore Tech College of Technology
Rhodes College
Sewanee: University of the South
Southern Adventist University
Southern College of Optometry
Tennessee Wesleyan University
Trevecca Nazarene University
Tusculum University
Union University
Vanderbilt University
Welch College
Williamson College