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.

During This Period of Remote Learning

Students should report to Student Health Services if they are symptomatic, test positive, or are exposed if they:

  1. Live on campus
  2. Live in the Atlanta area and/or plan on accessing campus during the period of remote learning
  3. Live in the Atlanta area and SHS is their primary source of care

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:

Tested positive for COVID-19?

  • Inform your supervisor, stay home, and isolate yourself from others.
  • Email Contact Tracing at covid-19contacttracing@emory.edu and provide the following:
    • Name and best phone number to reach you
    • A copy (jpeg or PDF) of your test result
    • Date of test/sample collection and test result
  • Upon emailing Contact Tracing, you will receive information on next steps based on your personal circumstances, to include clearance protocols for returning to campus.
  • If your symptoms are severe (for example, trouble breathing, persistent chest pain, bluish lips, confusion, or an inability to stay awake), please contact your primary care physician or seek emergency care.

Has developed COVID-19 symptoms and/or been exposed to COVID-19 on or off campus?

  • If symptomatic, stay home and inform your supervisor.
  • Email Contact Tracing at covid-19contacttracing@emory.edu with your name, phone number, date symptoms began, and/or the date you were last exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • Upon emailing Contact Tracing, you will receive information on next steps based on your personal circumstances, to include clearance protocols for returning to campus.

Needs to schedule a COVID-19 test?

  • Employees without symptoms can test at the asymptomatic screening sites on campus. Please visit the testing page of Emory Forward to schedule your test.
  • Employees with symptoms or an exposure can test at the Northlake testing site, 4820 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta GA 30345, open 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. You will need to call the Emory COVID-19 hotline at 404.71.COVID (404.712.6843) to schedule an appointment.

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.