Skip to main content

July 2, 2020 – Vanderbilt Phase 2 of Return to Campus Plan remains in place as Nashville reverts to prior phase

Posted by on Thursday, July 2, 2020 in Community Messages.

The university remains in Phase 2 of its Vanderbilt Return to Campus plan as Mayor John Cooper announced today that Nashville will revert to phase 2 of its Roadmap to Reopening Nashville Plan with modifications.

Vanderbilt moved to Phase 2 of its Return to Campus Plan on Monday, June 8. The university’s plan can be viewed on the Return to Campus website.

“We want our community to know that our current status and plans are not affected by the city’s decision. We remain in Phase 2 of Vanderbilt’s plan, which includes more strict health and safety guidelines than the city’s Phase 2 plan and was designed with our unique residential education and research environment in mind,” Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain said. “We continue to closely track the number of new infections in Nashville and across Tennessee and will make adjustments as needed in response to new information.”

“We remain on track to welcome our students back to campus this fall and are taking every precaution we can to ensure as much as possible the health and safety of our entire community as we do so. We are all in this together and it will take all of us stepping up and working together to help slow the spread of this virus,” he said.

The university also continues to gather recommendations from the federal government and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and seek guidance from nationally renowned public health experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, you should:

  • Wear a face mask/covering in public settings
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance from others
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Monitor yourself daily for COVID-19 symptoms