Georgia College is monitoring the coronavirus outbreak very closely and continues to receive guidance from the University System of Georgia (USG), the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control.
For information on the reported cases in the state of Georgia see the Georgia Department of Health daily report.
For information on the reported cases at Georgia College, please visit our GC COVID-19 Reporting and Confirmed Cases dashboard.
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released updated guidance on operations and quarantining for colleges and universities along with new resources for students. View the latest updates from the CDC.
- At this time, the North Central Health District (NCHD) is only providing vaccines to those in Category 1A (Healthcare personnel and long term care facility employees and residents). The COVID-19 vaccine is being allocated as soon as it comes in. As the State of Georgia obtains more vaccine in the coming days, the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) will expand vaccinations to the 1A+ category. For the latest information on the vaccination effort in Georgia, please refer to the press release from the Georgia Department of Public Health.
- Post-vaccination people will need to continue to wear a mask and social distance even after two doses of vaccine. There is not enough information currently available to say whether or not the vaccine prevents asymptomatic spread or if it just prevents symptom onset.
- Georgia College has amended the academic calendar as we continue with our modified face-to-face instruction for the spring semester. Spring classes will begin Tuesday, Jan. 19, instead of the originally scheduled date of Wednesday, Jan. 6. March 8 will be observed as a Reading Day with no classes, and Spring Break, which was originally set for March 15-19, has been removed from the calendar. The last day of classes will be May 4. The final exam period will be shortened from four days to three, and will be held online between May 5-7. The full revised academic calendar for in-person instruction is available here and the final exam schedule here.