The University of Georgia continues to work closely with the University Health Center, the University System of Georgia, and local and state public health officials to monitor COVID-19. The top priority in these uncertain times remains the health, safety and wellbeing of all members of our campus community.
On August 3, UGA launched a pilot COVID-19 surveillance testing program to monitor the state of the pandemic and enable healthcare leaders to plan accordingly.
Following the pilot period, students, faculty and staff will be randomly selected to participate in ongoing surveillance testing. Asymptomatic individuals who were not invited in the randomization protocol can still sign up for slots.
Latest Campus Messages
We are committed to a culture of personal accountability as part of our community-wide effort to combat COVID-19.
Returning to Normal Campus Operations
The University of Georgia has released several key pieces of information in preparation for the return to normal campus operations. Full details can be found on the Campus Messages page of this site.
Recent announcements include:
- On August 26, the University announced plans for continued COVID-19 surveillance testing on campus to help identify individuals who do not have COVID-19 symptoms but who may spread the virus to others. Students, faculty and staff will be randomly selected to participate in ongoing surveillance testing. Asymptomatic individuals who were not invited in the random selection process can still sign up for slots.
Read the full message here.
- Students arriving from international travel should take extra steps to monitor their health for 14 days after returning from travel. Please visit the CDC’s travel website for post-international travel guidance. Check your symptoms each day through DawgCheck. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID contact the University Health Center by calling 706-542-1162.
- The academic calendar for the Fall Semester has not changed. Classes will begin on Thursday, August 20. In-person instruction will conclude at Thanksgiving Break, with all remaining coursework and final exams moving online following Thanksgiving. For more information about the plans for Fall Semester Instruction, read the June 23 announcement (see student message).