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.
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:
- Students arriving from international travel should stay home and/or quarantine for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health and practice social distancing. Your quarantine period may overlap with academic courses beginning (Aug. 20), so please see the July 29 student digest for guidance.
- On July 22, the University announced plans for conducting COVID-19 testing on campus to help identify individuals who do not have COVID-19 symptoms but who may spread the virus to others. This type of testing –called “surveillance testing” – focuses on asymptomatic members of the campus community and will be voluntary and at no cost to participants. This does not replace testing or medical care for those who do have symptoms. Read the full message here.
- 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).