On this page, we will provide a weekly total of positive test results reported for the previous week. The weekly total will be updated every Wednesday. As of Dec. 1, 2021, 2 students and 0 employees have reported testing positive for COVID-19 during the week of Nov. 24-30. While all positive cases from the previous week will be reported, UWG is aware that not all of the individuals who tested positive would have been on campus upon their diagnosis or during their illness.

Please continue to practice appropriate preventative strategies recommended by the CDC.

GET YOUR COVID-19 VACCINE

Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to quarantine. Learn how to get your COVID-19 vaccine at UWG on this website.

Report a Positive COVID-19 Test

QUARANTINE AND ISOLATION GUIDANCE

According to guidance provided by the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), fully vaccinated individuals (defined as two weeks after completion of vaccine series) are not required to quarantine.

The following is guidance for unvaccinated individuals who have been in close contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19:

  • The University of West Georgia’s standard for quarantine for both students and employees is 10 days, but students and employees may quarantine for 7 days if they test negative for COVID-19 on or after day 5, in accordance with DPH guidance.
    • If you are a student, please send proof of your negative test to Health Services at quarantine@westga.edu.
    • If you are an employee, please send proof of your negative test to the Office of Human Resources at covid-hr@westga.edu.
  • An unvaccinated, exposed student who elects the 10-day quarantine option – or the 14-day option, as shared by DPH – must do so in consultation with UWG Health Services.
  • An unvaccinated, exposed employee must consult with the Office of Human Resources, following the guidelines regarding COVID-19-related leave from USG. Contact HR at 678-839-6111 or covid-hr@westga.edu to report an exposure, and report your status through eTracks.

As a reminder, per USG guidance, faculty/staff do not facilitate any aspect of contact tracing and do not disclose student health information unless specifically authorized by the UWG Medical Director. If a faculty or staff member is contacted by UWG Health Services regarding a student who tested positive for COVID-19, they must keep this information confidential.

Visit the DPH website for more information on quarantine and isolation guidance. Visit this website for the current guidance from the University System of Georgia.

COVID-19 Information in Georgia

In addition to the data reported on this page, we encourage you to access the Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) website. The GDPH collects and posts data specific to all 159 Georgia counties on its Daily Status Report. You can scroll to the state map and hover over the desired county to see the latest information on count and trend lines.

When UWG learns of positive cases, they are reported to the DPH in a timely manner and in the county where individuals are currently located. Therefore, the DPH Daily Status Report provides members of our community an accurate and relevant assessment of the number of cases in the areas where they live and work.

Respecting Individual Privacy

Members of the University of West Georgia community have legitimate interests in information about the status of the COVID-19 pandemic within our campus communities in the west Georgia region. However, we are legally obligated to keep the sensitive health information of our students, faculty, and staff confidential. The university’s objective is to share relevant and reliable data to inform our campus community while also respecting individual privacy.