Policies and Guidelines


COVID-19 campus policies and guidelines and what you should know and do in the event an employee, co-worker, or student has symptoms of or is exposed to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Policies

Student Immunization Policy

Emory University will require all students to be immunized for COVID-19 for the fall 2021 semester, with exceptions only for those with approved medical or religious objections. We will continue to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 and the presence of variants and will be prepared to adjust our plans in response to evolving conditions and public health recommendations. Click below to view Policy 8.17 Mandatory Immunization Requirement.

Full Student Immunization Policy

Faculty/Staff Immunization Policy

All faculty and staff at Emory University are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 for the fall semester, with exceptions only for medical or religious exemptions. We will continue to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 and the presence of variants and will be prepared to adjust our plans in response to evolving conditions and public health recommendations.


How COVID-19 Positive Information Is Shared

Based on your interactions with someone who is ill, here’s what to expect:

NEED TO KNOW

Emory University utilizes a contact tracing process to identify close contacts of a positive COVID-19 case. If you have been identified as a close contact through the contact tracing process or if you are identified as someone needing to take additional action due to a positive case, you will be notified and receive instructions on next steps, including possible testing or quarantine requirements. Unless notified, you do not need to do anything further.

WANT TO KNOW

Not all information about a positive COVID-19 case is available to be shared publicly due to privacy laws and guidelines, as well as to manage the appropriate use of protocols in place to maintain safe and healthy operations. If you have not been identified as a close contact or have not been notified of a positive case due to privacy guidelines, some information pertaining to positive cases at Emory may not be publicly disclosed. Emory shares community indicators, case counts, and aggregated data important for purposes of awareness and transparency on the Emory COVID-19 Dashboard.

If you have developed COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive outside of Emory, or have been exposed to COVID-19 on or off campus, please follow these procedures.

Campus Resources

Critical Event Preparedness and Response Office (CEPAR)

404.712.1300

Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO)

404.727.2888

Occupational Injury Management Office (OIM)

404.686.8587, Option 1

Student Health Services (SHS)

Atlanta Campus: 404.727.7551
Oxford Campus: 770.784.8376

Emory Healthcare COVID-19 Information & Nurses Line

404.71.COVID (404.712.6843)

COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Team

Every school/unit will designate a team or officer