As the COVID-19 pandemic transitions and public health conditions and treatments improve, UGA will begin treating COVID-19 as they do any other infectious disease cases.
On May 16, 2022, they will discontinue the following COVID-19 measures on campus:
- Weekly health and exposure updates on the COVID-19 website and that are also used below in this newsletter (a final update will publish on May 18, 2022);
- Weekend call center staffing by Student Care and Outreach;
- Accommodations for isolation and quarantine housing;
- Pop-up and surveillance testing; and
- DawgCheck as a reporting tool for positive cases.
The University Health Center continues to offer first, second, and booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine free of charge to faculty, staff, students and their eligible dependents aged 16 and up. To date, the UHC has provided more than 33,000 COVID vaccinations and conducted nearly 120,000 asymptomatic and symptomatic tests.
Additionally, in light of the recent federal court decision, the University System of Georgia no longer requires the use of masks on campus transportation, consistent with other major transportation providers.
UGA will maintaining a license for the DawgCheck notification system should it need to be redeployed and will make changes to their policies if necessary.