Members of the University of West Georgia Community,

For the majority of the semester, we have been able to keep our COVID-19 case numbers relatively low. As we near the end of the fall term, everyone must remain vigilant – both while they are on campus and off campus – so that we may engage in responsible behaviors to keep our educational, professional, and social lives moving forward.

We write to you today to remind you of the simple – but effective – measures you can take to ensure we finish the fall semester safe, healthy, and strong. There is nothing “magical” about being on campus that protects you from contracting COVID-19; rather, the only “magic” is the set of behaviors we should all follow. Behaviors like these:

  • Wear a mask. The CDC says it helps slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • Maintain physical distance to Protect Our Pack, and refrain from gathering in large groups – especially indoors.
  • Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds. Clean hands save lives.
  • Monitor your symptoms daily. Feeling sick? Check out our Guidance on COVID-19 Decision Tree for steps you should take.

Please join us in Protecting Our Pack as we finish this term and look forward to the spring semester. Thank you, and be well.

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Brendan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
University of West Georgia


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Dr. Eric Heine
Medical Director of Health Services
University of West Georgia