62 Individuals Tested Positive Starting January 3, 2021
22 Individuals Tested Positive Jan. 17-23, 2021

14,270 Number of Test Results Received Starting January 3, 2021
4,978 Number of Test Results Received Jan. 17-23, 2021

0.58% Weekly Percentage of Positive Tests Jan. 10-16, 2021
0.44% Weekly Percentage of Positive Tests Jan. 17-23, 2021

Information from the DC Government on COVID-19

 

Summary of Positive Cases on or in the Neighborhoods Near Campus

Below is a summary of this week’s testing results of positive cases on and near campus.

As of Monday, January 25 at 12 p.m., 22 total positive COVID-19 cases on or near campus have been reported to Georgetown University from Sunday, January 17, through Saturday, January 23.

The average turnaround time for COVID-19 test results is 1.45 days. There are currently 9 students in isolation.

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.

WeekMain Campus ResidentsGeorgetown Law ResidentsStudents Residing in the Neighborhoods (Burleith, Foxhall and Georgetown)Faculty, Students, Staff and Contractors Approved to Work on Main or Med CampusFaculty, Students, Staff and Contractors Approved to Work on Georgetown Law Campus
Positive tests the week of Jan. 17-2351790
Positive tests the week of Jan. 10-16907102
Positive tests the week of Jan. 3-900390
Total Positive cases since Jan. 314117282
Summary of positive cases on or near campus since Jan. 3. A summary of cases from Aug. 24-Dec. 12, 2020, is available on the Summary of Positive COVID-19 Cases – Fall 2020 page.

University Operating Status

All courses will be offered virtually for the Spring 2021 semester. On the Main Campus, we are planning to introduce some hybrid courses—virtual courses that have in-person components—for senior undergraduate students—both those in residence on campus and those living in the Washington, D.C., area—and for students in the Graduate School. We are also planning for some hybrid academic experiences for Medical, Nursing, and Law students. These programs will provide some students the option of being physically present in the classroom for in-person elements of a course, as conditions permit. Our School of Continuing Studies will be fully virtual in the Spring.

 

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. On-campus community members also must complete a daily self-attestation of symptoms via a mobile app. When Georgetown receives a red “high-risk status” badge or positive test result, our public health team connects with the individual to offer recommendations regarding medical care and isolation. The team also performs on-campus contact tracing and helps coordinate support services for students 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. DC contract tracers will contact individuals directly if such individuals were determined to have been in close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, which is defined by the Centers for Disease Control as within six feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

 

Privacy

We are respecting the privacy and medical confidentiality of our community members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Although it is understandable that individuals would want to know if they have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case, it is important to remember 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.

 

COVID-19 Symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 can include a fever (temperature above 100.4), cough and difficulty breathing – similar to what you may feel with influenza or a bad cold. In addition, the following symptoms may be indicators of COVID-19: 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 significant symptoms, so follow all public health instructions you receive, even if you are feeling well.

Anyone who is feeling ill with symptoms that could be related to COVID-19 should call student health or their physician right away, schedule coronavirus testing and self-isolate for 14 days.

For medical advice, students should call Student Health Center (202-687-2200) or their personal doctor. Other students, staff or faculty should call their personal doctor. Any person exhibiting symptoms should call a medical professional prior to going to a health care facility.

With the ongoing community spread of COVID-19, the most important steps for all of us to take are to avoid settings with many other people, wear a mask, keep six feet apart, wash our hands regularly, and follow other guidance from federal, local, and university public health authorities.