Category: Messages to the Community

Title: Urgent Action Required to Maintain GOCard Access

Date Published: October 9, 2020

Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community, 

You are receiving this email because you are among a select group approved to live, work, or study on campus. All individuals approved to be on campus must receive a green GU360 Building Access Badge each day in order to enter University buildings. Please take the actions outlined in the GU360 Building Access Badge Guide to make sure you have a green GU360 Building Access Badge. 

We all have a role to play in protecting ourselves and one another from COVID-19 as part of our multi-layered health and safety protocol. Maintaining a green GU360 Building Access Badge ensures that those entering University buildings are regularly participating in COVID-19 testing, affirming they do not have symptoms, and living up to the standards in the Georgetown University Community Compact.

If you do not have a green GU360 Building Access Badge beginning on Wednesday, October 14, and each day after, your GOCard will be temporarily deactivated and you will not be permitted to enter any University buildings until you take the actions needed to get a green GU360 Building Access Badge.

Your daily risk status in the One Medical app is not adequate proof of your compliance with the University’s health and safety measures, and you cannot use it to enter University buildings. You will need to show your green GU360 Building Access Badge.

Please complete the One Medical COVID-19 Daily Symptom Check-in survey every day, regardless of whether you will be coming to campus that day or the next day.  You should fill out the survey at least two hours before arriving on campus. Your daily risk status in the One Medical app is only good for 24 hours. You need to receive a new risk status every day in order to maintain your green GU360 Building Access Badge.

Beginning on October 14, you will need to have been tested for COVID-19 at least once in the preceding seven days or have scheduled a test through One Medical in the next seven days, to maintain a green GU360 Building Access Badge. Please continue to comply with the testing requirements in the University’s COVID-19 Testing Protocol. 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 residing off-campus in the Georgetown, Burleith, or Foxhall neighborhoods (“Neighborhoods”), you should be tested once each week.

If you believe you have received a red GU360 Building Access Badge in error, or if you have questions about why you have received a red GU360 Building Access Badge, please review the GU360 Building Access Badge Guide and contact the University COVID-19 Helpline between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET Monday to Friday at 202-784-3510 or email covid19-questions@georgetown.edu.

If you have been approved to be on campus but you will not be coming to campus for the foreseeable future, please email covid19-questions@georgetown.edu to notify us so we can update our records.

Thank you for your attention to these important instructions and for your commitment to protecting the health and safety of the Georgetown University community.

Sincerely,

Robert M. Groves, Provost

Edward B. Healton, Executive Vice President of Health Sciences

William M. Treanor, Executive Vice President and Dean of the Law Center 

Geoffrey S. Chatas, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer