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Coronavirus (COVID‑19) Information and Resources

UNG’s Response to COVID-19

UNG and all University System of Georgia institutions are planning to begin the fall semester with modified face-to-face instruction and social distancing expectations in place on our campuses. UNG's plan, contingencies and accompanying details are available online at Nighthawks Together: UNG's Fall 2020 COVID-19 Operations Plan

These essential plans are built on three guiding principles that are designed to support and shape the behavior of our university community. They are:

  • UNG will continue to make the safety of students, faculty and staff its first priority. 
  • Classes and operations must be able to go between best practices in face-to-face and online delivery for a period during the semester, based on public health information.
  • Clear and proactive communications regarding planning and implementation processes, operational changes are essential. 

Through the remainder of the summer, UNG employees will continue teaching in an online format and employees will begin a staged approach to resume normal campus operations. 

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Health & Wellbeing FAQ

What are coronavirus symptoms?

Symptoms of coronavirus are similar to the seasonal flu, which remains a higher risk for our population. This is also the time of year when we typically see a rise in cases of seasonal flu. We encourage everyone on campus to follow the same preventative strategies used during a typical cold and flu season: getting a flu shot, washing hands regularly, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when experiencing symptoms of illness.

How can I self-report my symptoms?

Use the COVID-19 Health Self-Reporting Form to self-report your symptoms, possible exposure, or positive diagnosis.

What preventative measures should I take?

We continue to encourage all members of the university community to follow the same preventative strategies used during a normal cold and flu season: getting a flu shot, washing hands regularly, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when experiencing symptoms of illness. Additionally, UNG’s facilities teams are regularly disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

What should I do if I am not feeling well?

If a student becomes ill with symptoms related to COVID-19, which include a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, they should stay in place and contact Student Health Services or a medical professional who will help the individual evaluate their condition and determine the next steps. Similarly, faculty or staff should consult their personal healthcare provider. Anyone who is ill should avoid contact with other people (do not call friends to come over, walk around campus, etc.).

Check out the COVID-19 Apple App  -- it provides CDC recommendations on next steps including guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, how to closely monitor symptoms, recommendations on testing, and when to contact a medical provider.

What guidance is available for home quarantine and isolation?

State & Federal Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Learning Resources

  • Keep Learning USG - designed to support student as they make the shift to virtual learning.
  • USG Learning Everywhere - designed to provide educational experiences for all learners, anytime, anywhere. Built on the foundations of the College 2025 initiative, this site brings together openly available educational resources, courseware and free courses from across the system into one easily navigated place.

Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms?

Decision Tree for what to do if you have COVID symptoms

Download COVID-19 Symptoms Decision Tree 8.5x11 (PDF) or visit the self-screening page for more detailed help.

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Many of you in our community have asked how you can help during this unprecedented time. If you are in a position to give, we ask you to support UNG students between May 5 and June 30 by donating to one or all of these essential funds.

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