Georgia College is committed to protecting the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. A committee of representatives from emergency preparedness, health care, student services and other departments is monitoring any outbreaks of COVID-19 on campus. GC will continue to work with local and state partners on this effort.
GC posts notifications of confirmed cases as received on this webpage since tracking began on 6/18/2020.
The chart below shows the trend in daily confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to Georgia College and is updated every Monday.
Last updated: 9/18/2020 @8:54 a.m.
Total Reported Cases since June 18, 2020: 702
NOTE: All COVID positive cases will be updated the next business day.
|Date Reported||Number of Cases Reported|
|9/17/2020||2 Student Cases|
|9/16/2020||1 Employee and 1 Student Case|
|9/15/2020||4 Student Cases|
|9/14/2020||2 Student Cases|
|9/13/2020||2 Student Cases|
|9/12/2020||0 Reported Cases|
|9/11/2020||4 Student Cases|
|9/10/2020||3 Student Cases|
|9/9/2020||20 Student Cases|
|9/8/2020||1 Employee and 13 Student Cases|
|9/7/2020||1 Student Case|
|9/6/2020||3 Student Cases|
|9/5/2020||2 Student Cases|
|9/4/2020||1 Employee and 7 Student Cases|
|9/3/2020||10 Student Cases|
|9/2/2020||3 Employee and 19 Student Cases|
|9/1/2020||1 Employee and 8 Student Cases|
Previous Months Confirmed Cases
|Date Reported||Number of Cases Reported|
|8/31/2020||1 Employee and 23 Student Cases|
|8/30/2020||4 Student Cases|
|8/29/2020||6 Student Cases|
|8/28/2020||25 Student Cases|
|8/27/2020||40 Student Cases|
|8/26/2020||1 Employee and 47 Student Cases|
|8/25/2020||64 Student Cases|
|8/24/2020||79 Student Cases|
|8/23/2020||23 Student Cases|
|8/22/2020||33 Student Cases|
|8/21/2020||69 Student Cases|
|8/20/2020||62 Student Cases|
|8/19/2020||1 Employee and 36 Student Cases|
|8/18/2020||25 Student Cases|
|8/17/2020||1 Employee and 9 Student Cases|
|8/16/2020||5 Student Cases|
|8/15/2020||1 Student Case|
|8/14/2020||8 Student Cases|
|8/13/2020||2 Student Cases|
|8/12/2020||1 Student Case|
|8/11/2020||2 Student Cases|
|8/10/2020||5 Student Cases|
|8/7/2020||3 Student Cases|
Georgia College is requesting that all students, faculty, staff and visitors complete a daily self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms before returning to campus or interacting with the campus community face-to-face. For more information see our Return to Campus FAQ page.
Check your temperature and COVID-19 related symptoms before returning to campus and before coming to campus each day.
If you have any of these symptoms, DO NOT come to campus.
Employees or students who have tested positive or who have symptoms of COVID-19 should seek medical care, notify their supervisor (in the case of employees), stay home, and complete the GC COVID-19 Self-reporting Form.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
- Fever over 100.4°F or 38°C (without having taken any fever-reducing medications)
- Loss of smell or taste
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- New or unusual headache
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite
- Review latest symptoms from CDC
If the answer is “yes” to one or more of the following questions, you should stay home.
- Are you experiencing any of the COVID-19 related symptoms noted above?
- Are you living with or caring for an individual who is suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19?
- Have you been in direct or close contact with anyone known or suspected to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
- Have you tested positive for COVID-19 since your last screening?
- Have you been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a medical professional or a local public health official
If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, you should not come to campus.
GC students and employees should report COVID-19 exposures, symptoms, or confirmed cases to Human Resources and Student Health Services. Employees should also contact their supervisors.
If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to it, please contact your healthcare provider. If you are having chest pain, serious difficulty breathing, or another type of medical emergency, please call 911. The State of Georgia has a COVID-19 hotline: (844) 442-2681. You may call this number for additional screening and testing information.
Using the GDPH guidelines for discontinuing home isolation, the affected employees and students may return to campus when they have met all three of the following criteria and provides a physician’s note that they are able to return to work:
- No fever for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medicines), AND
- Improved symptoms, AND
- Been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared.
Decision Paths and COVID-19 Response for Students and Employees
In an effort to help guide next steps after testing for COVID-19, the following decision paths have been created for students and employees: