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Health & Safety Practices for All for Fall 2020

Self-Screen

  • Before coming to campus, conduct a daily self-screening.
  • If you begin to show symptoms, stay home. If you are on campus, leave campus immediately. UNG students and employees may report COVID-19 exposures, symptoms, or confirmed cases using the COVID self-report form. Employees should also contact their supervisors. Reports for students are routed to the Dean of Students and reports for employees are routed to Human Resources.
  • Limit contact with other individuals on campus and contact your healthcare provider for further guidance.

Face-Coverings

  • UNG will provide reusable cloth face coverings to all students and employees and encourage use of face coverings when around others and in public areas. UNG will also provide disposable face coverings for use as necessary.

Effective July 15, use of face coverings is required by students, faculty, staff, and visitors in UNG buildings and facilities where six feet of social distancing may not be possible. Face covering use will be in addition to and is not a substitute for social distancing. Face coverings are not required in one's own residence hall room or suite, when alone in an enclosed office or study room, or in campus outdoor settings where social distancing requirements are met.

Distribution of UNG Face Coverings

UNG will provide all employees and students with a reusable and washable cloth face covering before fall semester.

Masks will also be available during Week of Welcome events on all campuses. Students and employees may also pick-up masks at the following dates and times. The Dahlonega, Gainesville, and Oconee campuses will be drive-up events where students and employees may pick up their mask without exiting their vehicle.

If you have any questions, please contact Greg Williams.

Dates & Times

  • Monday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Wednesday, August 5, Noon to 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 10, Noon to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 11, 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Locations

 

Personal Awareness

  • Follow CDC's recommendations on cleanliness and sanitation.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or inside of your elbow.
  • Cover your mouth when you laugh.

Hand Washing

  • Wash hands vigorously with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially when in contact with others or after coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of hand and rub them together until they feel dry.

Social Distancing

  • Practice social distancing by staying six feet away from others. If you can almost touch someone, you are too close.
  • Do not crowd elevators, stairways, bathrooms or meeting spaces.
  • Enter and leave rooms one at a time, and exit by rows if possible.
  • Sit, stand, enter and leave rooms at a minimum distance of 6 feet apart.
  • No touching, high fives or handshaking, etc.
  • Don't be shy about asking your colleagues, friends, classmates or professors to step back.
  • Don't take offense if someone asks you to step back.

Virtual Meetings

  • Hold meetings and conferences virtually when possible.
  • If in-person meetings are required, keep groups to 10 people or fewer and practice social distancing.
  • Keep meetings or study groups to small groups so that maintaining a distance of six feet between all individuals is possible.

A Clean Campus Environment

  • Do not use another person's phone, desk, computer, or other tools and equipment.
  • Do not share dishes, glasses, cups or utensils.
  • Disinfect all equipment like printers and copiers that must be shared before and after use.
  • Know the sanitation and social distancing requirements for Campus Recreation and Wellness facilities, dining areas, and other locations and services on campus.

Hotlines

CARES Warm Line for Substance Abuse

1-844-326-5400

For substance abuse challenges, call or text any day of the year between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line

866-399-8938

The Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line provides 24/7 free and confidential assistance to callers needing emotional support or resource information as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emotional Support Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals and others who have received training in crisis counseling.

COVID-19 Hotline

1-844-442-2681

The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.

Wellness Resources

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