Health and Safety

HEALTH AND SAFETY CONTACTS AND RESOURCES


For questions not addressed in the FAQs, these resources contain a wealth of information on the subject(s):


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

Updated Aug. 16, 2021

The CDC has said If you’ve been fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. To reduce the risk of being infected with the delta variant 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.


 

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.


 

Where can I find information about the Covid-19 vaccine and the Institute's rollout plan?

Learn how the vaccine works; the Institute's rollout plan and current phase; eligibility requirements; appointments; and frequently asked questions here: Covid-19 Vaccines at Georgia Tech.


 

Can staff members request Covid-19-related accommodations if they have not before?

Updated August 2, 2021

Approval of all Covid-19-related accommodations and flexible work arrangements (including telework) expired June 30, 2021.

Requests for ADA accommodations or flexible work arrangements will be reviewed in accordance with pre-pandemic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations or Telework/Flextime policies.

Requests can be submitted at any time through the Employee Accommodation Request Form.


 

How are CARE, the Counseling Center, and Stamps Health Services operating and offering appointments?

Updated August 2, 2021

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.


 

What are the current cleaning and disinfecting protocols?

Updated August 31, 2021

Hand sanitizer stands are stationed at every building entrance as well as in restrooms and classrooms. Disinfectant and wipes will continue to be made available in classrooms and for workspaces.

  • Common areas will be cleaned and disinfected daily by Custodial Services.
  • Restrooms and elevators will be cleaned and disinfected once a day. However, heavily used restrooms located in buildings that operate 24 hours a day (such as Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons) will continue to be cleaned and disinfected four times a day.
  • 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.

Cleaning of labs will continue to be performed regularly by research personnel who have been trained in proper cleaning methods.

  • If an employee is diagnosed with or tests positive for Covid-19, areas occupied by the affected employee will be closed as long as is feasible. Custodial Services will clean and disinfect all areas used by the Covid-19-positive person.
  • Environmental Health and Safety will continue to issue disinfectant, tissues, dry wipes, and hand sanitizer for common spaces and individual offices.

Detailed cleaning procedures are posted on the Facilities Management website.


 

I have been approved by the Office of Disability Services (ODS) for an accommodation. What are the next steps that I should take in the process?

Updated June 16, 2021

Please ensure that you have followed ODS procedure to notify your faculty of your accommodation needs, and then follow up directly with each professor to discuss them.

If the faculty member feels that an accommodation request results in a fundamental alteration of a stated learning outcome of the course, contact ODS to discuss next steps.

ODS, academic advisors, and the school offering the course will work with you to find a suitable alternative that, as far as possible, preserves your progress toward graduation.  


 

What process should a student follow to request an academic accommodation?

Updated August 2, 2021

Students who have a condition as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request any needed accommodations by registering with the Office of Disability Services (ODS). Registering with ODS is a 3-step process that includes completing an online application, uploading documentation related to the accommodation request, and scheduling an appointment for an “intake meeting” (either in person or via phone or video conference) with a Disability Services Coordinator.

More information can be found at: disabilityservices.gatech.edu/getting-started.


 

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