Preventing the Spread of Covid-19

General Prevention Measures

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Wear a face covering
When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, respiratory droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

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Wash your hands frequently
It may be possible that a person can get Covid-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

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Practice social distancing
The virus is thought to spread primarily between people within six feet of one another, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.

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Avoid large social gatherings and crowds
Being able to maintain good social distance (about 6 feet) is very important in preventing the spread of Covid-19

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Complete the daily self‑checklist
Each day before coming to campus, protect yourself and others by checking the list of symptoms. Stay home if you feel sick.

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Cover your coughs and sneezes
When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, respiratory droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

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Stay home when you feel sick
Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately

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Get tested regularly and participate in contact tracing
It is possible for people who are infected to infect others before they show symptoms or without ever showing any symptoms.

Covid-19 Testing and Exposure Decision Tree

Unsure of which type of Covid-19 test to get? Been in close contact to someone with Covid-19? Confused about isolation and quarantine procedures? 

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Follow the guidelines in this decision tree for getting tested, reporting a positive test, and isolating yourself away from others.



Prevention at Work

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Georgia Tech Facilities staff hard at work sanitizing offices and other work spaces for fellow staff members.


A Successful Formula

We've been wearing masks, practicing physical distancing, and participating in an entirely new system of testing for Covid-19. Stay vigilant, even after getting past an exposure or recovering from a positive test result — for the good of yourself and those around you. Test. Mask. Distance. This formula is working.

Please continue to test, mask, and distance as vaccines are distributed.

Tips for Returning to Campus

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Tips for keeping your office and workspaces clean.

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Face Coverings

Tips for wearing and keeping your face coverings clean.

Tech Moving Forward sign that reads, Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.


Learn about the new signs you'll see around campus related to safety measures for the Georgia Tech community.




Prevention and Treatment of Covid-19

Dr. Benjamin Holton, senior director of Stamps Health Services, summarizes some of the most important facts based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Department of Public Health, including how to identify symptoms, and when and where individuals can seek additional medical assistance or advice.

Stay Safe, Stay Well on Campus

We need everyone to do their part to keep our campus communities and visitors safe.

Another reminder from the Georgia Department of Public Health on the importance of the basics in our efforts to stay safe and healthy.


Other Community Resources

Commit to Wearing a Face Covering in Public

The Georgia Hospital Association is encouraging all Georgians to #MaskUpGA — to commit to wearing a face covering in public settings and practice social distancing.