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.
From January 4 – January 22 (a period of three weeks), capacity at our surveillance testing site at Legion Field and pop-up locations across campus will be expanded to accommodate up to 1,500 tests per day (1,000 per day at Legion Field and 500 via pop-up locations). These tests are free for individuals with no symptoms and can be scheduled through this website. Walk-up appointments can usually be accommodated at Legion Field, and pop-up saliva testing does not require pre-registration. Pop-up saliva testing requires a 30-minute fast, and you need to be well hydrated. Precise sites and schedules are published on the UHC’s website and its social media as they are secured.
Latest Campus Messages
We are committed to a culture of personal accountability as part of our community-wide effort to combat COVID-19.
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:
- Effective Jan. 26, 2021, the CDC will require all air passengers entering the United States provide written documentation of a negative COVID-19 viral test within 72 hours of flight departure. Up to date information regarding this new testing requirement can be found here on the CDC’s website. Individuals arriving from international travel should continue to 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.
- On December 10, the University released an announcement with COVID-19 testing plans for our return in Spring Semester. Before returning to campus in the spring, all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive a COVID-19 test and self-quarantine at home. From January 4 – January 22, capacity at the University’s surveillance testing site at Legion Field and pop-up locations across campus will be expanded to accommodate up to 1,500 tests per day (1,000 per day at Legion Field and 500 via pop-up locations). Also beginning in January, saliva-based testing will replace the nasopharyngeal swabs, as supplies of those kits are exhausted. Read the full message here.
- On October 29, the University released an announcement with modifications to the Spring 2021 Academic Calendar. The changes to the Spring Academic Calendar are similar to those adopted by a number of UGA’s peer and aspirational universities, as well as within the Southeastern Conference and the University System of Georgia. Read the full message here.