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COVID-19 Information

Georgia Southern continues to actively monitor the COVID-19 virus and is committed to ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by:

  • Regularly monitoring local spread, impact, and policies related to the COVID-19 virus.
  • Offering vaccines as a safe and effective means of protecting ourselves and our community. 
  • Offering COVID-19 testing options through our convenient, no-cost campus testing options.
  • Providing automated support to students, faculty, and staff who receive positive test results.

Health Reporting for People with COVID-19

Students, faculty, and staff who test positive for COVID-19 should complete a Health Reporting Form available through the MyGeorgiaSouthern portal under the tile titled “COVID-19 Information & Resources.”

Students

  1. Submit a COVID-19 Health Reporting Form if you test positive for COVID-19.
  2. For questions and support, please contact the Dean of Students’ office at deanofstudents@georgiasouthern.edu.

Faculty and Staff

  1. Submit a COVID-19 Health Reporting Form if you test positive for COVID-19.
  2. For questions, submit a MyHelp ticket to Human Resources.

If you were exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health authority that you were exposed, there are steps that you should take, regardless of your vaccination status or if you have had a previous infection. Steps include:

  • Watch for symptoms for 10 days.
  • Wear a mask around others indoors for 10 days.
  • Test 5 days after exposure, or sooner if you have symptoms.
  • If you test positive, follow isolation guidance.
  • You no longer need to report your exposure to Georgia Southern.

USG COVID-19 Guidance

The University System of Georgia (USG) continues to recognize that COVID-19 vaccines and boosters offer safe, effective protection and urges all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to get vaccinated and/or boosted either on campus or with a local provider.

As USG works closely with the Georgia Department of Public Health to prioritize the health and safety of campus communities, the system encourages people to wear masks based on their preference and assessment of personal risk.

Last updated: 9/19/2022