Current Operational Status Updates

Georgia Tech Students practicing social distancing at the Kendeda building

Tech students practice social distancing while studying at The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design.

Tech Tower and the Atlanta horizon

Institute-Wide Operations Status

UPDATED AUGUST 24, 2020: Beyond the required face coverings, physical distancing, and personal hygiene practices, many necessary changes have been made around campus.

Those changes include:

  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection measures.
  • New configurations and seating in classrooms, labs, and office spaces.
  • New expectations for campus, housing, and dining services.
  • Ongoing risk assessments and analyses.
  • Detailed testing, contact tracing, and quarantine protocols.

Find the latest updates, information, and safety guidelines at Tech Moving Forward: Our Road to Recovery.  

Institute-wide updates and task force groups:
 

Georgia Tech student staying safe in a face mask

Academic Operations Status

UPDATED AUGUST 24, 2020: Georgia Tech’s fall semester started on August 17 with a mix of residential (in-person with physical distancing), hybrid with limited in-person attendance, and remote courses. These course modes were designed to provide options and reduce density.

Additional safety measures include:

  • Classrooms are cleaned on a daily basis.
  • Disinfectant and wipes are also available in classrooms.
  • Classroom capacities and seating arrangements have been modeled on 6-foot distances.
  • Face coverings are required in the classroom, as all faculty, staff, and students are required to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities and buildings, where keeping 6 feet of distance may not always be possible.

Find the latest updates, information, and safety guidelines at Tech Moving Forward: Our Road to Recovery  

 

Georgia Tech's campus lit up at night

Campus Operations Status

UPDATED AUGUST 24, 2020: The Georgia Tech community has returned to in-person learning, research, and campus activities.

Now that the fall semester has begun, it is important that we develop and practice the habits that will keep us safe and allow us to engage in the activities we value on campus. One of the most important new habits is making sure that all of us get tested once per week. This will help reduce the spread of Covid-19 on campus and allow us to continue to offer in-person teaching and learning.

If everyone who lives and works on campus participates in free weekly screenings and opts into the NOVID exposure notification app and uses it regularly, then we have an excellent chance to maintain low rates of transmission. Testing locations and hours.

For more information about testing or any other important health and safety precautions to take, please visit the Campus Guidelines.

 

Dr. Chaouki T. Abdallah staying safe in the research lab with his face mask

Research Operations Status

UPDATED AUGUST 24, 2020: Georgia Tech has resumed some research activities for the purpose of fulfilling research grants and contracts, and to ensure student degree progress. Research personnel density remains at 50%. The Institute will revisit this level during the fall semester. Further increases to research activities (as much as 75% personnel density) will be decided as conditions and support infrastructure permits. 

We advise all researchers to continue completing duties off-site that do not require campus access. Research at field sites will be allowed to resume depending on several factors, including travel restrictions, stay-at-home directives, and density and physical distancing requirements.

Find the latest updates, information, and safety guidelines at Tech Moving Forward: Our Road to Recovery.

 

A  member of Georgia Tech staff cleaning to help keep all staff safe

Staff Operations Status

UPDATED AUGUST 24, 2020: The Georgia Tech community has returned to in-person learning, research, and campus activities.

Employees should be working with their supervisors to determine how employees continue to utilize teleworking, split shifts, staggered shifts, and other measures that promote physical distancing.

Find the latest updates and safety information in our Campus Guidelines.

 

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International Students Status

UPDATED AUGUST 24, 2020: There are many different challenges facing international students right now, particularly travel restrictions or visa matters, so Georgia Tech has developed several online resources to assist in planning and decision-making, including FAQs, information sessions, and group advising offered through the Office of International Education (OIE).

OIE should be consulted with any detailed questions about a student’s specific immigration or visa situation.

Find the latest updates, information, and safety guidelines at Tech Moving Forward: Our Road to Recovery.