The Student Health office at USJ was established in January 2017. Our purpose is to contribute to the goals of our school, as well as the healthcare system by providing screenings and referrals, administering medications and treatments, providing first aid, providing health counseling and education, and supporting students to acquire self-management skills related to their health. Our office is staffed daily from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Each day brings new questions related to the emergence of the novel coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) and the disease it is causing (COVID-19). As of last night, Tennessee has one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Williamson County. He is a man in his 40's who has a recent history of out of state travel. At this time, his symptoms are moderate and he is quarantined at his home. Officials are reaching out to his contact to encourage them to take necessary precautions as well.
This is not a cause for panic. Corona viruses are thought to be transmitted much like influenza. The Tennessee Department of State continues to advise the public that risk within Tennessee is considered low. Here at USJ, we continue to focus our efforts on keeping our facilities clean and encouraging all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to wash their hands often using soap and water or >60% alcohol hand sanitizer if time/circumstance makes handwashing difficult.
Again, our risk here in Tennessee remains LOW. Please continue to stay home when sick and wash your hands often.
For more information, please refer to these websites:
The Center for Diseases Control and Prevention website for COVID-19
The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center website with information and answers to FAQ’s
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Mary Ann Giampapa in USJ’s Student Health Office. She can be reached at [email protected] or 731-300-3678.