This message contains additional information related to the ArchNews message that was sent on August 18, 2021. As noted in that previous message, the University of Georgia (UGA) and all USG institutions will remain open on September 3, 2021. The following guidance is provided in accordance with the intent of the Governor’s COVID-19 Vaccination Day […]
Campus Messages regarding Campus Operations
The University of Georgia community is more than halfway through an unprecedented fall semester and looking ahead to Spring 2021. Our priority is to provide the quality of instruction that makes UGA a national leader in public higher education while at the same time protecting the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students. […]
We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to faculty, staff, and students for your hard work and flexibility in fulfilling the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service during these challenging times. The ongoing pandemic continues to create challenges. This has necessitated reimagining our approaches to teaching, research, and service delivery in ways […]
Frequently Asked Questions about Campus Operations
There is not sufficient time between classes for FMD staff to disinfect every classroom effectively between classes. However, all classrooms will be thoroughly disinfected daily.
In addition, disposable disinfectant wipes are being placed at central locations in campus buildings so that commonly used hard surfaces and objects (e.g., desktops, classroom chairs, study tables, doorknobs, etc.) can be wiped down before use. These wipe stations offer an opportunity for immediate cleaning/disinfection between custodial routine cleaning of campus spaces, including classrooms, as a student or faculty member can obtain a wipe as they enter and wipe down their immediate touch surfaces.
The stations will typically be positioned outside the classrooms so that they can be readily available to students and faculty. In addition, they will be routinely checked and refilled to maintain availability.
The active ingredient in these wipes, which is approved by the CDC and EPA, provides campus stakeholders a mild form of chemical disinfection that is comparable to Clorox and Lysol household disinfecting wipes (but without chlorine bleach) and is effective against a broad spectrum of viruses and bacteria. More information about these stations and the disinfectant is available on the FMD website.
To notify FMD staff about special cleaning requests related to COVID-19 exposures (or suspected exposures), please submit a sanitization work request.
For more information, visit fmd.uga.edu/FAQ.
The UGA Police Department will continue to offer all of the public safety services it has traditionally provided. In many instances, those services may be provided remotely. For example, many police reports can be filed by phone.
Messages about campus closure due to COVID-19 will come via ArchNews.
This website is being updated regularly. In addition, you can read past ArchNews messages related to coronavirus on the Campus Messages page.
The University campus is public, and outdoor spaces are accessible to the public.
For the latest information about bus routes and schedules, please visit Transportation & Parking Services.
Campus visits and tours have resumed in person. The Virtual Campus Visit Experience is also available online.
The Facilities Management Division (FMD) can be contacted via the Work Request Center or for facilities emergencies during normal business hours (7:30 am to 5:00 pm) call 706-542-7456. For after-hours facilities emergencies please call the University of Georgia Police Department at 706-542-2200.
FMD’s mission-critical staffing plan and essential services are available on the continuity page of the FMD website. To notify FMD staff about special cleaning requests related to COVID-19 exposures (or suspected exposures), please submit a sanitization work request.
For more information, visit fmd.uga.edu/FAQ.
Approval of all COVID-19 related accommodations and flexible work arrangements (including telework) expired June 30, 2021. Requests for ADA accommodations or flexible work arrangements will be reviewed in accordance with the pre-pandemic UGA ADA accommodations or Telework/Flextime policies. Please contact University Human Resources at 706-542-2222 or email@example.com for questions or assistance.
According to the University System of Georgia, If you have tested positive for COVID-19, telework may be possible depending upon the nature of the work to be performed:
- Faculty may temporarily transition the modality of their class, with the approval of the Provost’s Office. Change in modality is subject to an end date correlated to isolation guidelines. Department chairs will make arrangements for class coverage when faculty are unable to teach due to illness.
- Staff members should consult with their supervisor to determine whether teleworking is an appropriate option under the “Occasional Teleworker” provision of UGA’s Telework Policy.