No. Please do not use Georgia Tech’s surveillance testing program to confirm that you no longer have Covid. Surveillance testing is for students, postdocs, faculty, and staff who do not have Covid-19 symptoms.
Current guidelines do not require testing to end isolation. Individuals who have tested positive for Covid can end isolation if at least 5 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, at least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved. They should continue to wear a well-fitting mask for an additional 5 days after ending isolation.
If doing testing to determine if one is still infectious, antigen testing is preferred over PCR testing, since antigen testing is thought to more accurately reflect potential to infect others.
If you retest for Covid shortly after your infection, it is possible that you will receive a positive test result even though you are no longer infectious. This is because the Covid antigen can remain in your system for some period of time after infection.
The CDC has said If you’ve been fully vaccinated and boosted, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. The University System of Georgia encourages people to wear masks based on their preference and assessment of personal risk. You may also monitor your community to determine if you are in an area of potentially substantial or high transmission.
CARE: The Center for Assessment, Referral, and Education is using a hybrid model of service delivery for Fall 2021, with both in-person and telebehavioral health appointments available. We follow all recommended CDC guidelines.
Counseling Center: The Counseling Center is using a hybrid model of service delivery for Fall 2021, with both in-person and telebehavioral health appointments available. Clients are served with our full range of services. We maintain in-office staffing and follow all recommended CDC guidelines.
Stamps Health Services: In-person and virtual appointments will be available to students. We will provide a separate treatment and waiting space for patients having symptoms associated with Covid-19 and use telemedicine when appropriate. In alignment with guidance for healthcare facilities, masks will continue to be required for both staff and visitors.
New Teaching Assistants (TAs) can satisfy the TA Orientation requirement by completing the five basic modules in the GT TA Training Canvas course available at ctl.gatech.edu. Additional face-to-face and online workshops will be offered during August. After completing TA Orientation, TAs can receive further professional development in teaching through CTL’s courses and teaching workshop series.
Construction projects will continue as contracted.
We have asked our independent general contractors and architecture/engineering teams to use their best judgment on all safety matters, including current health-related concerns, and to monitor their job sites as per their company policies.
If a member of their team displays any signs of illness, they are to send them home and take necessary precautions to clean/prepare the site to minimize exposure to other employees and to our students and staff, if they are working in an occupied area. The companies also continue to follow the direction of their risk management plans. More information can be found on the Facilities Management website.
Information and answers to questions about co-ops, internships, and career advising from the Career Center (formerly the Center for Career Discovery and Development) are available in the Career Center FAQs.