COVID-19 Health and Exposure updates

The following information is routinely updated in an effort to keep our University community informed of the status of the COVID-19 pandemic as it impacts our University community members. It is based on the most reliable information currently available to the University Health Center (UHC).

 

As of 7/9/2020, we are aware of a total of 256 members of the University of Georgia community (comprising more than 50,000 faculty, staff and students) who have tested positive for COVID-19 since mid-March 2020. The University has been in remote operations since that time, and many of the cases included in the count include those reported to the UHC from the hometowns of students or employees who have not been on campus during this timeframe.

 

Georgia Department of Public Health contact tracing responsibility

Guided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), the University of Georgia is following established protocols for evaluating individuals who seek our care for symptoms of COVID-19. Consistent with those protocols, the Department of Public Health oversees contact investigation and notification of persons who have had close contact with the individuals in question. If you are deemed by DPH to have increased risk because of exposure to these individuals, DPH has the responsibility to notify you.  In many cases, affected individuals may reach out to other individuals personally to make them aware. 

 

Please respect individuals’ privacy

Please do not identify these individuals—even if you believe you or others know who they are — so they can focus completely on their health.  As a community, we should support these individuals and one another through this incredibly difficult time, while respecting individual privacy.

 

COVID-19 Information in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health provides information about all confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia on a daily basis.  Please see the GDPH website.