COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
Our campus community becomes safer and stronger with every person who is vaccinated against COVID-19. While being vaccinated against COVID-19 is not required for attendance at UGA, it is strongly encouraged. Thanks to a new statewide initiative, it is now easier than ever for current and incoming students to get their vaccines. Vaccinations are available to students and staff at the University Health Center.
COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION
Free testing will continue to be offered to our faculty, staff and students throughout the summer at the University Health Center. If you are currently healthy and not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, appointments can be booked via the Vet View scheduling process.
If you are having symptoms of COVID-19, please isolate yourself and take the proper precautions to limit risk of exposure to others. Contact the University Health Center for an appointment (706-542-1162) during regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Do not walk in. You are NOT eligible to participate in campus surveillance testing if you are currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have had a positive COVID-19 test in the last 90 days.
CLARIFICATION OF TERMS
Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for more information about quarantine and isolation, including the length of quarantine and isolation periods.
ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE HOUSING
Residents of on-campus housing who test positive for COVID-19 will not be allowed to stay in their residence hall during their isolation period and will be encouraged to return to their primary residence. If this is not a viable option, the university is holding a limited number of beds for quarantine and isolation. University Housing can arrange for temporary housing and meal delivery based on individual circumstances, and Student Care and Outreach will notify faculty when students report a positive COVID-19 test result through DawgCheck.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN ISOLATION OR QUARANTINE
We understand that isolation and quarantine can be an unexpected experience for students, and we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to make sure you have what you need to recover, stay healthy and keep up with your schoolwork. For current University Housing residents, there is no additional housing fees associated with staying in isolation or quarantine housing, either on-campus or in a designated hotel.
Student Care and Outreach and University Housing receive notification through DawgCheck when an on-campus student submits a positive COVID result (or when a student has reported symptoms or exposure) and responds to these notifications, seven days a week to contact and assist residents given their individual circumstances (typically from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends). The end date to the isolation/quarantine period will be determined by using the information provided by each resident (e.g., date of exposure, date of positive COVID test, date of onset of symptoms) and entering it in the COVID-19 Calculator.
All students should receive either a phone call or email indicating we have received their notification, but depending on when a student’s DawgCheck was submitted, their case may be addressed the following day. Please contact University Housing at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-583-0912 if you have any questions about isolation or quarantine housing. Please contact Student Care and Outreach at email@example.com if you need assistance navigating your situation with your instructors.
If you are in isolation or quarantine, you may not to leave your assigned space throughout the duration of your isolation or quarantine unless you have a medical appointment or unless there is an emergency that requires a building evacuation.
The Georgia Department of Public Health is responsible for contact tracing. However, as that may take some time, if you are isolating, we encourage you to notify those with whom you may have been in close contact (e.g., roommates) so they know to identify next steps by reporting their exposure or any symptoms in DawgCheck or according to the Self Assessment tool.
Download the What to Bring checklist to the right for suggestions on what you could consider bringing for your stay in isolation/quarantine. Please note, mail will not be redirected from your primary housing assignment to an isolation or quarantine assignment.
University Housing Staff will be contacting you while in isolation or quarantine to check in on you, answer questions, and explain checkout procedures.
For information regarding Wellness Meals, click on the link below (mobile) or to the right.
PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION
For parking information while at the Graduate Athens, Fairfield Inn or the Health Sciences Campus, please click on the appropriate link below (mobile) or to the right.
If you cannot drive yourself to your isolation or quarantine space, University Housing Staff can help you arrange transportation through Parking and Transportation Services.
Transportation may also be arranged to the University Health Center if you do not have your personal vehicle at your isolation or quarantine space. Contact University Housing at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of your appointment to coordinate transportation. No transportation is provided for off-campus testing or urgent care centers.
CHECKING IN/OUT OF ISOLATION OR QUARANTINE HOUSING
For check in and checkout information for your isolation/quarantine assignment, please click on the appropriate link below (mobile) or to the right.
Please notify University Housing when you have vacated your space at email@example.com.