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.
COVID-19 Vaccine Panel
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, the panelists discussed a variety of topics related to vaccine safety and efficacy. And they shared their thoughts on why it is so important for everyone who is eligible and medically able to get vaccinated as part of the worldwide effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus.
Watch the complete session to learn more about how the available COVID-19 vaccines can help keep you and your family safe.
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:
- As of Thursday, March 25, 2021, all adults over the age of 16 in Georgia are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. The University Health Center (UHC) is issuing invitations for appointments to the remainder of our faculty, staff and students over age 16. Read more about the order that invitations are being extended to the UGA community. Click here to see what to expect when you visit the UHC for your vaccination.
- Surveillance testing is available for all UGA community members at Legion Field. 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. Saliva testing requires a 30-minute fast, and you need to be well hydrated. Remember to bring your myID. Learn more about COVID-19 surveillance testing at UGA.
- 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 also self-quarantine and continue to monitor their health for 14 days after returning from travel. For more information, visit the CDC’s travel website and the University Health Center website for post-international travel guidance. Check your symptoms each day through DawgCheck. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID contact the Health Center by calling 706-542-1162.
- 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.