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COVID-19 Information

Georgia Southern continues to actively monitor the COVID-19 virus and is committed to ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by:

  • Regularly monitoring local spread, impact, and policies related to the COVID-19 virus.
  • Offering COVID-19 testing options through our convenient campus testing options.
  • Recommending vaccines as a safe and effective means of protecting ourselves and our community. 
  • Providing automated support to students, faculty, and staff who receive positive test results.

Health Reporting for People with COVID-19

Updated Isolation Guidelines: The CDC has updated and simplified its recommendations for individuals with a respiratory virus. As of 1 March 2024, individuals with symptoms of a respiratory virus should stay home and away from others. You can go back to normal activities when, for at least 24 hours:

  • Your symptoms are getting better overall, and
  • You have not had a fever (and are not using fever-reducing medications).

When you go back to your normal activities, take added precaution over the next 5 days by wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing, and washing your hands.

Students, faculty, and staff who test positive for COVID-19 should complete a Health Reporting Form available through the MyGeorgiaSouthern portal under the section titled “COVID-19 Information & Resources.” You will receive additional isolation instructions via email once we receive your submission.


  1. Submit a COVID-19 Health Reporting Form if you test positive for COVID-19.
  2. For questions and support, please contact the Dean of Students’ office at

Faculty and Staff

  1. Submit a COVID-19 Health Reporting Form if you test positive for COVID-19.
  2. For questions, submit a MyHelp ticket to Human Resources.

Precautions for People Exposed to COVID-19

If you were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health authority that you were exposed, there are steps that you should take, regardless of your vaccination status or if you have had a previous infection. Steps include:

  • Watch for symptoms for 10 days.
  • Wear a mask around others indoors for 10 days.
  • Test 5 days after exposure, or sooner if you have symptoms.
  • Do not submit a COVID-19 Health Reporting Form unless you test positive for COVID-19.

USG COVID-19 Guidance

The University System of Georgia (USG) continues to recognize that COVID-19 vaccines and boosters offer safe, effective protection and urges all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to get vaccinated and/or boosted either on campus or with a local provider.

As USG works closely with the Georgia Department of Public Health to prioritize the health and safety of campus communities, the system encourages people to wear masks based on their preference and assessment of personal risk.

Last updated: 3/8/2024