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Georgetown University Visitor Agreement

Promoting the Well-Being of All Members of the Georgetown University Community


Note: Georgetown University faculty and staff who are working remotely and need to request access to their office and visitors who are invited to campus must agree to follow the health and safety measures below in order to receive approval to enter university buildings.

Georgetown University’s first priority is the health and safety of our community – students, faculty, staff, and visitors.  The risks of COVID-19 are evident to all.  The University’s mission of cura personalis calls on each member of the Georgetown community to take responsibility for protecting the health and safety of the entire community.  Recognizing this responsibility, in order to enter any building on University-owned, managed or controlled properties (“Campus”), individuals who have not been approved to be on Campus for the duration of the Fall semester, but who are approved to make a visit to Campus (“Visitors”),[1]must conduct themselves in a way that protects the health and safety of individuals on Campus and must abide by the following health and safety measures:

  • Visitors will not come on to Campus if they have a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, have symptoms associated with COVID-19, have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days, or have been directed to self-quarantine by Georgetown, relevant state public health officers or a medical professional.
  • Campus buildings will have restricted access and Visitors will comply with all rules regarding access to buildings, entering and exiting buildings and rooms, and assigned seating, and will not circumvent access control measures.
  • Visitors will participate in symptom screening per Georgetown instructions prior to their entry into any building on Campus.  (The University recognizes the importance of protecting private health information and the autonomy of the individual, and will limit what personal information is collected, who has access to it, how it is used, and how long it is retained to the extent possible consistent with the University’s need to address the public health challenge presented by COVID-19.)
  • While on Campus, Visitors will maintain six feet of distance between themselves and others that they encounter, wash their hands or use hand sanitizers (located throughout Campus) at reasonable intervals while on Campus, and wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times except when alone in a room, when eating, or when exercising outdoors with at least six feet of physical distancing.
  • Visitors who test positive within 14 days of being on Campus will notify, and follow medical directions from, Georgetown’s Public Health Officer. They will cooperate with District of Columbia contact tracers and Georgetown University’s COVID-19 public health team and provide information regarding those with whom they have come in contact prior to testing positive for COVID-19.

I agree to follow the above COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures and understand that failure to follow these measures places the Georgetown community at increased risk from the virus, which could endanger the health of students, faculty, staff and visitors, as well as the broader community, and result in further disruption of research and educational activities. I understand that I may be required to immediately leave Campus for not complying with any of the above health and safety measures.

I understand that COVID-19 poses a serious threat to health and safety, that the University is taking many steps to mitigate the risks to members of our community, but that it is not possible to guarantee a COVID-19-free environment or eliminate the chance of infection and the serious health risks associated with it.[2]

[1] Visitors may include faculty and staff who are not regularly working on campus, vendors, and students living off-campus.

[2] More information regarding COVID-19, including symptoms and FAQs, is available on Georgetown’s COVID-19 Resource Center atgeorgetown.edu/coronavirus.