Fully vaccinated individuals can resume campus classes, work and other activities without wearing a mask. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a face covering while inside campus facilities.
Alternate Work Arrangements or accommodations granted to employees for fall 2020 or spring 2021 due to increased risk for severe illness with COVID-19 will end no later than June 30. Employees are expected to return to their previous work arrangement at that time. Summer teaching assignments are excluded from this transition deadline. Lack of vaccination is not grounds for a request for an accommodation.
Alternate Educational Arrangement or accommodations granted to students for fall 2020 or spring 2021 due to increased risk for severe illness with COVID-19 will end no later than June 30. Students are expected to return to their traditional educational arrangement beginning in the fall semester. Lack of vaccination is not grounds for a request for an accommodation.
With limited exceptions, employees with COVID-19 related telework assignments should begin transitioning back to their pre-COVID-19 work arrangements. Such arrangements will end no later than June 30. Department heads or their designees have the authority to establish teleworking arrangements. Telework should not be considered an employee right or entitlement. Telework requests and designations are based upon management discretion and in accordance with the determination of what best serves the university and its students.
Georgia State will continue to provide vaccine availability for faculty, staff and students. You can schedule a vaccine here. Beginning Aug. 16, the vaccination site on the Atlanta Campus will move from Dahlberg Hall to the first floor of 55 Park Place, with parking available in the T Deck.
Students, faculty and staff who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated against the disease and show no symptoms.
The university will resume traditional student life activities beginning in the fall. We’ll follow Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines in mitigating issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic during student programs and activities.
As the University System of Georgia has instructed us, we will follow the most recent executive order from the governor related to events and gatherings. The university may also establish specific guidelines for hosting events and gatherings.
Georgia State personnel may travel domestically as needed while continuing to follow appropriate safety protocols.
International travel remains heavily restricted by many foreign governments, and there are COVID-19 testing requirements for entry into the United States. State Department travel information can be found at:
Faculty who wish to travel internationally for conferences or research should follow Georgia State travel request processes and confirm country entry requirements and those set by the airline. Faculty planning travel to level 3 or 4 travel advisory countries will be prompted to obtain approval from their chair and dean after submitting a travel request in Panthermart.
Students who wish to travel internationally for study abroad or exchange programs should follow the guidance of the Office of International Initiatives. International students planning to travel should follow the guidance of International Student and Scholar Services.
Georgia State will follow COVID-19 guidelines of the Sun Belt Conference.
Georgia State community members can get their vaccine on campus. To get started, complete the Vaccine Intake Form that will ask questions about how you qualify, contraindications to vaccinations and precautions. Those who qualify will receive email instructions on how to make their appointment. You will be asked to complete a consent form online but can also complete the form on-site. After vaccination, you will be monitored for at least 15 minutes for signs of an allergic response. Masks will be required in the vaccine clinic and social distancing will be enforced.