Oxford Forward

Based on the current COVID-19 conditions in Atlanta, and in consultation with public health experts on and off campus, Emory University has developed guidelines and resources for a continued safe learning environment.

Latest Updates
Find the latest information on COVID-19 campus updates and communications here.

Emory University COVID-19 Objectives
  1. Limit COVID-19 transmission
  2. Reduce severity of COVID-19 illness
  3. Protect the most vulnerable
  4. Promote a vibrant campus community that supports our academic and research mission

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Campus Updates

Please see the Emory Forward website for the most recent information and campus updates. Please check our site regularly as we will continue to feature Oxford-specific updates and details as soon as that information becomes available.

Emory University, including Oxford College, will require all faculty, staff, and students to be immunized for COVID-19 and flu, with exemptions only for those with approved medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine requirements at Emory.

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Oxford College Students: Immunization requirements and steps for reporting COVID-19 vaccination status are on the Oxford College patient portal.

COVID-19 Testing


Fully vaccinated students are no longer required to conduct regular asymptomatic screening testing. The university may adjust these requirements should future conditions warrant.

Any student not fully vaccinated is required to conduct weekly screening testing.

As a reminder, all students are required to comply with Emory’s student immunization policy, including COVID-19 vaccination. Please upload your vaccination status as soon as possible.

The Oxford screening site is at Murdy Hall near Student Health Services.

Get testing details & schedule appointments

Faculty and Staff

All faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated (two weeks past receiving both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine), with exemptions for those with medical conditions or strong personal objections.

Any faculty or staff member who is not fully vaccinated due to an approved exemption, will be required to conduct a weekly screening test to remain compliant. To facilitate this process, all faculty and staff are required to share their vaccination status with Emory.

Faculty/Staff testing details

Faculty and staff who scheduled their appointment through the university HOME portal and received their vaccine through Emory do not need to complete additional steps at this time. Your vaccination status should be reflected in HOME. To verify, log in to your HOME employee portal by clicking the "Self-Service Log In" button, click on “Workplace Health” tab and then “My Medical Information,” and review vaccines listed under current immunizations.

Faculty and staff members who received their vaccine from a non-Emory provider or as an Emory patient will need to upload their COVID-19 vaccination documentation via the HOME employee portal. Please review online instructions.

COVID-19 Vaccine Info

Mask Guidance

Effective Monday, March 7, masks will be optional indoors on Emory’s campuses. Masks will still be required in all classrooms and instructional spaces until Monday, March 21, at which time masks will become optional in these spaces. Exceptions include the following:

  • In alignment with federal transportation protocols, masks will still be required on all Emory shuttles and public transportation until further notice.
  • Masks will still be required indefinitely in clinical, patient-care, and select research facilities on campus, including, but not limited to, Student Health Services.

Full Revised Masking Policy Update

Revised March 3, 2022

Review Masking Policy

Visitor Policy

Visitors can access campus; however, certain public-facing spaces may enforce additional restrictions or limitations including reduced services, scheduled appointments, vaccination requirements, or other measures. All campus visitors are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 and must adhere to Emory University’s established safety protocols while on campus.

Updated February 17, 2022

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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Emory is operating in the yellow category.

Learn about our Operating Condition Status Meter that guides our behavior on campus.

As of January 31, 2022, Emory is in a yellow operating condition.

The yellow operating condition means:

  • Academic and nonacademic events, activities, and meetings can take place indoors.
  • Indoor gatherings with more than 250 people should follow new guidelines
  • Normal dining operations will resume. Indoor dining is allowed for organized events and gatherings; however, outdoor dining, individually boxed meals, and grab-and-go options are encouraged.
  • Current masking requirements remain in effect.
  • The university may revert to a more restrictive operating status should future conditions warrant.

Follow the Event and Gathering Policy guidelines for in-person meetings.