On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary On December 7, 2021, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction suspending enforcement of the federal vaccine requirement for certain employees of federal contractors.  The preliminary injunction also suspends enforcement of the federal government’s mask-wearing and social distancing requirements in covered contractor workplaces.  

As a result of the preliminary injunction, these federal requirements are suspended until further notice.  More information about the preliminary injunction can be found in the University’s December 7, 2021, Archnews, which can be found HERE, and in the FAQs found HERE.


Litigation is ongoing, and the injunction could be lifted or overturned. If there is any change in the status of the injunction and the federal mandate, we will communicate this to campus. 

The University Health Center (UHC) is administering the COVID-19 vaccine for free to any eligible member of the UGA community over the age of 16. Vaccines are also offered by local health providers as well many pharmacies in the area.

  • Faculty and staff who would like to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment at the UHC may do so by calling 706-542-5575. 
  • Students may continue to schedule their COVID vaccine appointments online through the Patient Portal.
  • Beginning January 4, 2022, the UHC will only offer Pfizer vaccines for first, second and booster doses. Providers offering Moderna or J&J (Janssen) can be found at vaccines.gov/search.