Faculty and Staff
To report that you have tested positive for COVID-19, please complete the COVID-19 self-reporting.
If you are experiencing symptoms or have medical questions related to COVID-19, please contact the Health Helpline at 470.578.6644, Option 1. The Helpline is available 9am-7pm, 7 days per week.If you call after hours, please leave a message and a medical professional will return your call within 24 hours. If a medical emergency occurs on campus (e.g., difficulty breathing), contact Public Safety at 470-578-6666.
Health and Safety
All University System of Georgia institutions require faculty, staff, students and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities. Face coverings will be worn in addition to and not as a substitute for social distancing. Face coverings aren’t required in one’s own residence hall unit or suite, when alone in an enclosed office or study room or in campus outdoor settings where social distancing requirements are met. Anyone not using a face covering in areas where use is required, will be asked to wear one, will be provided as best as possible with a disposal mask, or must leave the area. Repeated refusal to comply with the requirements may result in disciplinary action through the applicable conduct code for faculty, staff or students.
Reasonable accommodations may be made for those who are unable to wear a face covering for documented health reasons.
We encourage you to self-monitor each day for symptoms and remain at home or in your dorm if you feel sick. If you are experiencing symptoms or have questions about COVID-19, please call our COVID-19 Health Helpline at 470-578-6644 and choose Option 1. The Helpline is available from 9 AM to 7 PM, 7 days a week. If you call after hours, please leave a message and a medical professional will return your call within 24 hours. If a medical emergency occurs on campus (e.g., difficulty breathing), contact Public Safety at 470-578-6666.
Cleaning and Sanitation
Enhanced cleaning protocols have been developed in accordance with CDC guidelines. Building Services is disinfecting common and high-touch areas in classrooms, 2-3 times per day. In between classes, students and faculty have been provided with EPA approved disinfecting wipes for use in wiping down personal areas and workstations. In addition, signage has been posted to remind students/faculty to clean their desks/work areas and use proper cleaning techniques.
It's important that every instructor prepopulate D2L with course materials and prepare a contingency syllabus that is entirely online in the event a shift is required because of the pandemic. If such a transition becomes necessary, it’s unlikely we will suspend classes, so advance planning is a necessity.