Campus Guidelines Overview

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Test.

It is essential to participate in
surveillance testing every week.

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Mask.

Wear a face covering for your own
health as well as the health of others.

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Distance.

Practice physical distancing by
staying 6 feet apart from others.


The Georgia Tech community has accomplished a remarkable feat in adapting to a completely new campus and life experience. We've been wearing masks, practicing physical distancing, and participating in an entirely new system of testing for Covid-19 that requires everyone acting together to be successful.

Our success may have led to some relaxing, but this is no time to take a break. Stay vigilant, even after getting past an exposure or recovering from a positive test result — for the good of yourself and those around you.

Go back to the basics. Test. Mask. Distance. We know this formula works.

 

Working to Keep Our Community Safe

Many tools have been provided and necessary changes have been made around campus to help us be as successful as possible.

 

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Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection

Cleaning and disinfection efforts have increased. Building managers, Facilities Management, and Environmental Health and Safety are implementing measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus and promote a healthy and safe campus.

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Surveillance and Symptomatic Testing

Asymptomatic surveillance testing is available on campus to all members of the Georgia Tech community, in addition to testing for symptomatic students at Stamps Health Services. 

Notifications of confirmed cases are reported on a daily basis on the Covid-19 dashboard.

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Contact Tracing and Notification

We are working in partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health to help prevent transmission of the virus by quickly identifying and informing people who may be infected and contagious, so they can take steps to not infect others.

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Isolation and Quarantine Protocols

Those who live on campus and cannot return home are provided an accommodation by Georgia Tech Housing and Residence Life at our designated isolation location to isolate or quarantine.

 

Protecting Each Other

Each of us has a responsibility to ourselves and our fellow Yellow Jackets to follow these guidelines to promote health and safety on campus.

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Wear a face covering.

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Wash your hands frequently.

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Cover your coughs and sneezes.

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Stay 6 feet away from others.

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Avoid large gatherings.

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Complete the daily self‑checklist.

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Get tested regularly and participate in contact tracing.

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Stay home when you feel sick.

 

Please stay the course — for yourselves, your friends, your colleagues, and your families.

 

Let’s not be complacent.

 

We can do that!

 

 

Staying Connected Safely

As we continue to take these steps to be as safe as possible, we are committed to maintaining community and connection during challenging times.

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Safe Events

In-person events are taking place, and guest attendance limits are based on the event venue and setup. Campus event spaces are operating with reduced occupancy to promote physical distancing. We have also set up large outdoor tents in greenspaces across campus to encourage small group socializing.

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Classroom Safety

We have created new configurations and seating in classrooms, labs, and office spaces to promote physical distancing. Hand sanitizer stands are provided in every building at the entrances and in restrooms and classrooms. Disinfectant and wipes are available in classrooms and for workspaces. Disposable face coverings for students are available in many buildings across campus. All classrooms are cleaned by Building Services staff and fogged daily.

 

Extra Precautions for Those Most at Risk

 

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Accommodations

People who are at an increased risk of severe illness with Covid-19 are eligible to seek alternate work or academic accommodations. Employees caring for or living with individuals at higher risk may use appropriate leave options as necessary.