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How can returning to work be safe if we do not know who was vaccinated in our space or on our team?

Updated Jan. 6, 2022 

The CDC has said If you’ve been fully vaccinated and boosted, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. To reduce the risk of being infected and possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public spaces if you are in an area of potentially substantial or high transmission


What is vaccine efficacy, and will the current vaccines protect us from new strains of Covid-19?

Updated Jan. 6, 2022 

Vaccine efficacy is how well the vaccine works to prevent the disease for which it is designed. Covid-19 vaccines are effective against severe disease and death from variants of the virus that causes Covid-19 currently circulating in the United States. When these infections occur among vaccinated people, they tend to be mild. 

The CDC continues to monitor the spread of identified variants, characterize emerging viral variants, and expand its ability to find new SARS-CoV-2 variants. 


How often are high-traffic areas and frequently touched surfaces cleaned?

Updated August 31, 2021

Custodial Services continues to clean and disinfect classrooms, common areas, and restrooms daily. However, heavily used restrooms located in buildings that operate 24 hours a day (such as Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons) are cleaned and disinfected four times a day. In addition, fogging is performed nightly between 10:55 p.m. and 6:55 a.m. in Clough Commons, the Campus Recreation Center, and the R. Kirk Landon Learning Center.

More information is available on the Facilities Management website.


What course modes will be delivered in Spring 2022?

Updated January 5, 2022

We plan for a fully residential experience for Spring 2022. Keeping with pre-Covid-19 course delivery modes, the primary form of course delivery will be in person with the exception of approved fully online and distance graduate programs and a few remote courses, similar to Fall 2019 and prior semester online offerings.


What are the rules governing travel during the pandemic?

Updated June 21, 2021

Effective June 14, 2021, the guidelines are as follows:

Domestic Travel: The State of Georgia is no longer under a non-essential travel ban. Regular domestic travel may resume under normal travel policies.

International Travel: Essential international travel is permitted with managerial approval. Essential travel is defined as:

  1. Important to the mission of the Georgia Tech
  2. Involves activities that cannot be conducted virtually
  3. Is time sensitive due to work deadlines or other related considerations.

In all cases, travelers and their managers should review and adhere to current CDC guidelines on international travel: and


Where can I get tested after a period of international travel?

Updated June 18, 2021

You can find up-to-date testing information on the Stamps Health Services website here: Covid-19 Testing Locations and Hours.


What are the recommendations for individuals arriving to Georgia Tech after a period of international travel?

Updated Jan. 6, 2022 

Georgia Tech requests all individuals traveling to Atlanta from an international location to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

After Arrival in the United States 
You might have been exposed to Covid-19 on your travels, whether you traveled by air, land, or sea. You might feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still be infected and spread the virus to others. For this reason, CDC recommends the following: 

If I received a vaccination that is not on the FDA or WHO lists, do I need to get another vaccination on the FDA authorized list once I arrive at Georgia Tech?

Updated November 11, 2021

To protect yourself as well as the community, individuals who have not yet received vaccinations on the FDA or WHO lists are encouraged to get an FDA-authorized vaccination once they arrive on the Georgia Tech campus. These individuals should work with a medical professional to understand the best vaccine option for them and can do so by scheduling an appointment at Georgia Tech’s vaccine clinic.

Individuals may make a vaccination appointment by visiting and using these instructions: How to Schedule a Covid-19 Vaccine Appointment.



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