Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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TN Department of Health
COVID-19 Public Information:
877-857-2945
Available 10 AM - 10 PM CST

The Tennessee Board of Regents and our 40 colleges continue to coordinate with state and national officials in monitoring the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19). The situation is rapidly changing, so please refer to the resources and updates below.

System Updates

  • TBR System Office staff are authorized to work under the TBR Alternative Work Solutions (AWS) guidelines through May 1. Access to the System Office is closed to non-employees except for mail and package deliveries. TBR employees with key fobs may enter the building on a case by case basis, as needed. Please refer to the TBR staff directory for department listings and contact information.
  • The March 26th Board Meeting will be a telephonic meeting on April 7th at 3:00 PM Central.  Those who wish to the dial-in, contact Sonja.mason@tbr.edu.
  • tnAchieves has canceled the remainder of spring meetings for students and mentors in the Tennessee Promise program. Meetings will not be rescheduled.
  • 2020 SOAR, TBR Day on the Hill, and all TBR-hosted events have been canceled for the semester.
  • All March out-of-state travel is canceled system-wide. International travel should be suspended through May 31.

General Campus Updates

  • All of our Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and Community Colleges have moved to online formats for the remainder of the semester. Check individual campus websites for details.
  • TN eCampus online classes are proceeding as scheduled.
  • Commencements at campuses will be modified to be online-only, postponed, or canceled. Please check individual campus websites for details.
  • The Tennessee Higher Education Commission/Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (THEC/TSAC) has made the decision to waive the April 1 community service requirement. A Tennessee Promise student enrolling at an eligible institution for the summer term will not be required to complete and submit community service to maintain eligibility for that term.

Student Resources

  • TBR Student Resource Guide (Google Doc)
  • Tennessee has a community service helpline with trained volunteers available to help students locate services within their area. Services include Housing and Utilities, Food, Transportation, Legal, etc. Students can access this resource in the following ways:  Web; Text 898-211, enter zipcode; or Call 2-1-1.
  • Charter Internet: Free broadband and wifi for 60 days for students do who not already have an account. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. 
  • Comcast Internet: Comcast’s is offering its Internet Essentials service to those households eligible for public-assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, or SSI. Applicants can visit internetessentials.com to enroll in the program; they may also call (855) 846-8376 for English or 855-765-6995 for Spanish. 
  • AT&T Internet: All AT&T consumer home internet wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data.  Additionally, AT&T will continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through our Access from AT&T program. AT&T has expanded eligibility to Access from AT&T to households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start. Additionally, AT&T is offering new Access from AT&T customers two months of free service.

Community College Campus Updates

Colleges of Applied Technology Campus Updates

Other Resources and Information