In order to protect the health and safety of Georgetown University community members on campus, we have implemented a new set of procedures regarding access to University buildings and modified a number of University operations.

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Building Access Badge

Beginning on August 17, 2020, Georgetown University faculty, staff, and students who have been approved to live, work, or study on campus on an ongoing basis will be required to show their Building Access Badge to gain entry to University buildings staffed by a public health screener. A Building Access Badge must be green to gain access. Red badges will be denied entry.

If you have been approved to live, work, or study on an ongoing basis in a University building that is not staffed by a public health screener, you will continue to have GOCard access to the building. You will not be required to show your Building Access Badge to enter these buildings. However, you are still required to complete the COVID-19 daily symptom check-in survey in the One Medical mobile app and check the status of your Building Access Badge before arriving on campus. If your Building Access Badge is red, you should not come on campus or enter any University building. If your Building Access Badge is green, you can enter University buildings, and you must wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and comply with all other University health and safety measures and District of Columbia guidance while on campus.

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Faculty and Staff Visiting Campus

GOCard access to University buildings has been turned off for faculty and staff who have been designated as telework-eligible and have not been approved to work on campus.

If you are a faculty or staff member who is working remotely and needs to pick up materials from your office, please follow the instructions below for requesting access to your office. Please submit your request at least 48 hours prior to the date you intend to visit campus.

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Inviting External Visitors

Faculty and staff who have been approved to work on campus can invite visitors, including research participants, to come into University buildings staffed by a public health screener via Georgetown’s new visitor registration system in Traction Guest. Faculty and staff should only invite visitors who need to be on campus for essential University business that cannot be conducted virtually.

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University Vendors

Beginning on September 14, 2020, all visiting vendors who do not have an invitation through Traction Guest must check in at a vendor check-in location when they arrive on campus. Vendors and contractors whose employees participate in the University’s COVID-19 testing and screening program through One Medical do not need to check in when they arrive on campus.

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Dining Services

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions and the reduction in the on-campus population, we have modified the structure of the University’s dining program. On the Main Campus, The Table @ Leo’s offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week and accepts meal plans, flex dollars, and credit/debit transactions. Royal Jacket, located in the Leavey Center, offers additional dining options on the north end of campus seven days a week and accepts flex dollars, cash, and credit/debit transactions.

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Main Campus Mail Services

McShain Lounge (Small), located in McCarthy Hall, will be the temporary student mail and package distribution center beginning August 10, 2020. Students can pick up mail and packages between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students must present their GOCard to retrieve any mail or packages addressed to them.

Faculty and staff mail and packages will continue to be rerouted to the Mail Services department and distributed out of the Harris Building. Pickup of mail and packages continues to be available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Beginning August 17, when most faculty and staff will no longer have GOCard access to the Harris Building, anyone coming to pick up mail or packages will need to call 202-687-5246 when you arrive. A member of the Mail Services onsite team will meet you outside the building.

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On-campus parking charges have been paused until further notice. If there is a future change in the University’s on-campus status, parkers will be contacted regarding whether they want to continue on-campus parking.

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University COVID-19 Helpline

If you have questions, please call or email the University COVID-19 Helpline to be connected to the appropriate University representative to answer your question.

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