Category: Messages to the Community

Title: New and Updated Frequently Asked Questions – Friday, September 11

Date Published: September 11, 2020

As the university continues to respond to the evolving circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to providing up-to-date information to our community. Below you will find this week’s new and updated answers to frequently asked questions regarding university news, policies and resources. 

Please refer to the Fall 2020 Plan website for the full lists of Fall 2020 FAQs, the Georgetown University Community Compact and messages to the community about the fall semester.


Health and Safety

Will Georgetown students, staff, and faculty have access to a coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available?

Georgetown University’s medical and public health experts continue to track vaccine development and will thoroughly review study results when they are released. If and when the FDA approves or authorizes a safe and effective vaccine, we will follow CDC and DC Department of Health guidance on its distribution to priority groups, and its safe use in our community.

Will my child be required to get the coronavirus vaccine as soon as it becomes available? I am worried about its safety.

Georgetown University will continue to work closely with the DC Department of Health to determine vaccine requirements for our students, based on CDC and ACIP Guidelines. We will continue to monitor safety and effectiveness studies of any future vaccines and will re-assess the requirement if and when the FDA approves a vaccine for wide distribution.