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 Vaccination Process
The University of Georgia’s Health Center is currently administering COVID-19 vaccines to faculty, staff and students who are healthcare workers or are over the age of 65. When the Georgia Department of Public Health authorizes UGA to begin vaccinating more widely—and when we receive enough vaccine to do so—we will be ready.
Dr. Garth Russo, Executive Director of the University Health Center and Chair of UGA’s Medical Oversight Task Force, explains what you can expect in this walk-through of the vaccination site.
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:
- 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.