Health and Safety Guidelines

Our commitment to the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff has shaped how we will reopen Emory, and it will remain paramount. We are grateful for public health experts across Emory University who helped us plan. (Updated September 24, 2020.)

We will clearly delineate what we expect from members of our community to maintain health and cleanliness standards including face covering, distancing, cleaning protocols, and general health guidance.

Students, faculty, and staff may not opt out of community expectations for health and safety — everyone must participate for our campus community to stay healthy. Please refer to the Emory Forward Fall 2020 Safety Protocols for details.

Emory COVID-19 Dashboard

The Emory COVID-19 Dashboard is updated daily to keep our community informed about reported cases of COVID-19 among faculty, staff, and students on and off campus.

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On-Campus Testing Information

COVID-19 testing was required for all students upon arrival to campus. Students, faculty, and staff will also be tested if they become symptomatic or are determined to be a close contact of a COVID-19-positive individual.  

Peachtree Immediate Care will conduct rapid antigen testing on anterior nasal samples (using Quidel’s Sofia 2 technology). Results will be processed onsite and generally take 20–30 minutes.

PCR confirmatory tests (deep nasopharyngeal specimens) will be obtained on students testing positive with the rapid test and those who develop symptoms or become contacts as deemed appropriate per CDC guidelines (results typically take 2-5 days).

Testing will happen on the Oxford campus, and details about dates and times will be posted as they become available.

If You Become Ill

Oxford campus students should follow guidance on the Oxford Health Portal.

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Students: Fall Onboarding Process

Even with our safety measures in place, it is important for Emory to maintain a low density on campus. If you are planning to be on campus for any amount of time this fall, you are required to complete the clearance process. If you are not planning to return to campus any time during the fall term, you DO NOT need to complete this clearance process.

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Immunization Records with TB Screening and Mandatory Health Forms

It is more important than ever during a pandemic that all students are immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases. All health forms are mandatory for move in. If you have not done so, please upload your required student health documents through the Oxford Health Portal and complete your online Health History Form. Immunization compliance is a requirement. Immunizations that require a series of vaccinations, may be completed after arrival to campus.

For After Hours/Weekend Urgent Medical Concerns

Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. If you can't wait until Student Health Service reopens, you should review the following options and pick one you feel is best to assist with meeting your healthcare needs:

  • Urgent Care/Hospital ER: Refer to the List of After Hour Provider Options for off-campus providers near the Oxford and Atlanta campuses.
  • AccessNurse on Call: For medical questions and help navigating next steps. contact the AccessNurse (Emory University Student Health Services after hours medical call center) 404-727-7551 and press "0."
  • Urgent Assistance/Non-Emergency: Contact Emory Police at Oxford at 770-784-8377 and ask to speak with the RLC on call for assistance.

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