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Health and Safety Guidelines

The risks of COVID-19 are evident to all. Our mission of cura personalis calls each of us at this time to bear individual responsibility to help protect the health and safety of the entire community. This page includes information about important resources and practices to keep all Hoyas safe and healthy, as outlined in the Community Compact that all community members on campus and students living in the Georgetown, Burleith, and Foxhall neighborhoods (“Neighborhoods”) affirmed at the start of the Fall semester.

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If You Are Feeling Sick

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.

If you are a member of the Georgetown community exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, contact Georgetown’s chief public health officer via the COVID-19 Screening Form or the Medical Campus COVID-19 Screening Form.

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COVID-19 Testing Requirements

If you are a student or a faculty or staff member who will be on any university-owned, managed, or controlled properties for the Fall semester, or a student living in the Neighborhoods, you are required to be tested for COVID-19. Georgetown has partnered with One Medical to provide COVID-19 testing at no charge to University community members.

Regular testing is required, based on the frequency with which you are on campus. In general, if you are on campus two or more times per week, you should be tested twice each week. If you are on campus once per week or are a student living in the Neighborhoods, you should be tested once each week.

Visit the links below for our full testing protocol or for help accessing One Medical.

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Quarantine and Isolation

Self-quarantine will be required for students, faculty, and staff on campus, and students living in the Neighborhoods, as directed by Georgetown or by the DC Department of Health or relevant state or local public health authorities, based on close contact with a COVID-19 infected person or person under investigation for possible COVID-19 infection, a physician or care provider’s recommendation, or other health and safety reasons.

Isolation will be required for all individuals who have a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result or are otherwise symptomatic, under investigation for COVID-19, or diagnosed with COVID-19 by a health professional even if your test result is negative.

Visit the link below for Georgetown’s policies and procedures for COVID-19 quarantine and isolation.

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Symptom Monitoring

Students, faculty, and staff on campus and students living in the Neighborhoods will complete a daily COVID-19 symptom check-in survey through the One Medical app. Georgetown will use information from this survey to provide health services to anyone who may or does have COVID-19, as well as to help prevent exposure to community members who do not have the virus.

Information from the daily COVID-19 symptom check-in survey will result in a daily risk status badge, which you will be required to present at building entry checkpoints throughout campus. A low-risk-status badge will be required to gain entry to university buildings.

Visit the links below for help using the One Medical app.

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Reducing Community Spread

Every one of us makes choices that contribute to a safe and healthy environment – no matter where we are. When we each play our part, our collective power can help slow the spread of COVID-19. That’s why we’ve launched the Every Hoya, Everywhere campaign to remind Hoyas that together, we can make a difference.

Every Hoya Can Stop the Spread by:
  • Maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet
  • Wearing a mask
  • Knowing the signs of COVID-19 and checking for them regularly.
  • Washing your hands (for the full 20 seconds!) or using hand sanitizer regularly
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Confirmed Cases

As the number of cases continues to rise nationally, and more people are getting tested, we have learned about new members of our community who have tested positive for COVID-19. Each Monday evening, the University notifies the community of the prior week’s testing results of positive cases on and near campus through a public health alert. To receive the public health alert, subscribe to Daily COVID-19 Updates.


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Georgetown will continue to comply with all applicable privacy, confidentiality, and public health laws relating to collection and maintenance of testing and other health-related records. The University recognizes the importance of protecting private health information and will protect faculty, student, and staff privacy by limiting what sensitive information is collected, who has access to it, how it is used, and how long it is retained to the extent possible while protecting public health.

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