What Do I Do If . . .


Emory University uses contact tracing procedures, quarantine and isolation measures, and health monitoring to support our campus members who may be sick, COVID-19 positive, or recently exposed to COVID-19. All students, faculty, and staff are asked to review the following information.

I am an Atlanta campus student who:

Has developed COVID-19 symptoms?

Tested positive for COVID-19 outside of Emory?

Has been exposed to COVID-19 on or off campus?

  • Access care through the Student Health Patient Portal and message the “COVID-19 Assessment Provider” on your status.
  • If you have urgent symptoms or questions after hours or over the weekend, call Student Health Services at 404.727.7551 and press “0” for the medical call center.

I am an Oxford campus student who:

Has developed COVID-19 symptoms?

Tested positive for COVID-19 outside of Emory?

Has been exposed to COVID-19 on or off campus?

  • Call the Oxford Student Health office at 770.784.8376 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Oxford Student Health will arrange a telehealth or in-person office visit.
  • For after-hours and weekends, call 404.727.7551 and press 0 for the medical advice nurse. 

I am a faculty or staff member who:

Has developed COVID-19 symptoms?

  • Inform your supervisor, self-isolate, and do not come to campus.
  • Visit the Emory Healthcare testing site at Northlake Mall for a free COVID-19 test as soon as possible. 
  • Visiting Northlake assists in preventing strain on our systems. If unable to visit Northlake, please contact your primary care physician or local pharmacy, or find a testing location on the Georgia Department of Public Health website for a diagnostic test.
  • While awaiting your test results, call Emory’s Contact Tracing line at 404.727.6190 for additional instructions and next steps.

Tested positive for COVID-19 outside of Emory?

  • Inform your supervisor, self-isolate, and do not come to campus.
  • Call Emory’s Office of Injury Management (OIM) at 404.686.8587. You will receive important instructions on next steps including isolation requirements, contact tracing procedures, and return to campus protocols. 

Has been exposed to COVID-19 on or off campus?

  • Call the Contact Tracing line at 404.727.6190.
    • You will receive important instructions on next steps, to include possible testing or quarantine requirements. Please be attentive at following these instructions.

Is living with someone who has been exposed?

  • A “close contact” is currently defined by the CDC as someone who was within six feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more, over a 24-hour period. No action is required if you are living with someone who was exposed and identified as a close contact, as long as they have not been confirmed infected. You are always welcome, should you choose, to take a screening test at Emory if asymptomatic.

Has learned a student is COVID positive?

Plan Your Next Steps

Schedule a COVID-19 Test

Find information about testing and schedule a COVID-19 test if asymptomatic.

Schedule Your Test

Get Vaccinated

Find information on where you can go to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine.

Find Vaccine Sites
Expanded Health Care Support

Emory University has extended its medical and mental health support to all students by offering telehealth and in-person services, expanding nonclinical support, and contracting with a third-party vendor, TimelyMD, to offer telehealth care to all students, including those outside of Georgia. For all COVID-19 related concerns or symptoms, contact Student Health Services on your campus.