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.
Starting Wednesday, Sept. 1, any current student, faculty or staff member who has been fully vaccinated (two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one of Johnson & Johnson)—whether at the University Health Center or elsewhere—can submit their names to be in the running to win a cash prize of $1,000. A total of 100 prizes will be awarded.
Vaccinations are available at the UHC. Click here to make an appointment. Walk-ups will be available at the UHC’s Tate Center mobile clinic from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on August 23-26, 30-31, and September 2. ALL faculty, staff and students who get vaccinated also receive a limited-edition t-shirt and a $20 local gift card of choice.
Free testing will continue to be offered to our faculty, staff and students throughout the summer at the University Health Center. Appointments can be booked via the Vet View scheduling process.
Latest Campus Messages
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:
- 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. Schedule an appointment at one of the 15 participating campuses in the University System of Georgia nearest to you. Locate additional community vaccination sites through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccination locator. Schedule an appointment directly with the University Health Center.
- The University Health Center has broadened vaccination eligibility to include eligible dependents of UGA faculty, staff and students; UGA retirees; spouses/partners of retirees, faculty, staff, and students; visitors to campus engaged in research, academic or non-academic summer engagement/transition opportunities; those visiting campus as part of Orientation; and active employees and (primarily) students enrolled at other USG institutions who live in the Athens vicinity. For those members of the expanded eligibility groups listed above, please submit this survey, and the UHC will reach out to you to schedule the appointment directly. Please note that the UHC will provide second doses to any student, even if they have graduated before the date of their second dose is due.
- The Division of Marketing & Communications has updated signage templates to reflect key points from USG’s recent campus guidelines. These have been uploaded to the Digital Arch portal.
- Four University of Georgia experts answered some of the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines in a recent virtual panel discussion held on campus. Moderated by Dr. Shelley Nuss, dean of the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, panelists discussed a variety of topics related to vaccine safety and efficacy. Watch the complete session to learn more about how the available COVID-19 vaccines can help keep you and your family safe.