*The vaccination rates include Georgetown University community members who have submitted their vaccination documentation because they will have a regular physical presence on Georgetown’s campuses in Washington, DC. More information about the University’s vaccine mandate and other public health measures is available below and on the COVID-19 Resource Center.
Information From the DC Government on COVID-19
Summary of Positive Cases
Main and Medical Campuses
|Positive tests the week of Sept. 12-18||24||0||2||26|
|Positive tests the week of Sept. 5-11||29||3||6||38|
|Positive tests the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4||12||2||3||17|
|Positive tests the week of Aug. 22-28||40||3||5||48|
|Total (since Aug. 22, 2021)||105||8||16||129|
|Positive tests the week of Sept. 12-18||3||2||1||6|
|Positive tests the week of Sept. 5-11||3||0||3||6|
|Positive tests the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4||9||2||0||11|
|Positive tests the week of Aug. 22-28||9||1||0||10|
|Total (since Aug. 22, 2021)||24||5||4||33|
School of Continuing Studies
|Positive tests the week of Sept. 12-18||2||0||0||2|
|Positive tests the week of Sept. 5-11||2||1||0||3|
|Positive tests the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4||3||0||0||3|
|Positive tests the week of Aug. 22-28||0||0||0||0|
|Total (since Aug. 22, 2021)||7||1||0||8|
A summary of cases from August 24-December 12, 2020, is available on the Summary of Positive COVID-19 Cases – Fall 2020 page and a summary of cases from January 3-August 21 is available on the Summary of Positive COVID-19 Cases – Spring/Summer 2021 page.
University Operating Status
This fall we returned to a primarily in-person residential and academic experience with most students, faculty and staff back on campus. We are continuing to assess public health conditions, including the presence of COVID-19 in our community, and will update the University’s guidelines – including mask and gathering policies – as appropriate.
Vaccination and Testing
All students, faculty and staff who will be on one of Georgetown’s campuses or in a University-owned or operated building in Washington, DC, this fall must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Medical and religious exemptions are granted in accordance with federal and local law. More information is available on the COVID-19 Vaccines website.
As we return to campus, we are requiring everyone – regardless of vaccination status – to get a COVID-19 test upon arrival to campus. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated and who have received a medical or religious exemption or deadline extension will be tested twice per week. Anyone who develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will be expected to get tested prior to resuming campus activities. You can find more information about Georgetown’s testing protocols for students, faculty and staff regularly on campus on the COVID-19 Testing Protocol page.
Outreach and Contact Tracing
We are working with One Medical, a leading health care provider network, to provide testing as part of the University’s COVID-19 Testing Protocol. When Georgetown receives a positive test result, our public health team connects with the individual to offer guidance regarding medical care, isolation and quarantine of close contacts. The team also performs on-campus contact tracing and helps coordinate support services for anyone in isolation or quarantine.
In addition, Georgetown collaborates with and supports the DC contact tracing program, which is led by the DC Department of Health.
We are respecting the privacy and medical confidentiality of our community members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Names of individuals who test positive will not be shared without the individual’s consent. Close contacts of someone who has tested positive will be informed of their exposure by the public health team, but the name and identifying details of the person who tested positive are kept confidential.
The public health department in the jurisdiction where each person who tests positive lives will determine who needs to be contacted based on its investigation of each case.
The symptoms of COVID-19 can include a fever (temperature above 100.4), cough, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, diarrhea, sore throat and/or new loss of taste or smell. The incubation period (how soon the symptoms appear from the time of first exposure) for these types of viruses is typically 2-14 days. It is important to remember, though, that many people with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms, so follow all public health instructions you receive, even if you are feeling well.
Anyone who has any symptoms that could be related to COVID-19 should report them through the COVID-19 Daily Check-In survey via the GU360 mobile app or GU360 website and email the Care Navigator team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For medical advice, students should call the Student Health Center (202-687-2200) or their personal doctor. Other students, staff or faculty should call their personal doctor.