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 Sept. 28, 2022, 5 students and 1 employee have reported testing positive for COVID-19 during the week of Sept. 21-27. 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

Learn how to get your COVID-19 vaccine at UWG on this website.

Report a Positive COVID-19 Test

QUARANTINE AND ISOLATION GUIDANCE

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has streamlined its guidance regarding isolation and quarantine for COVID-19.

Exposed to COVID-19?
Quarantine for individuals who were exposed to COVID-19 is no longer recommended; rather, the CDC recommends wearing a high-quality mask for 10 days and getting tested at least five (5) full days after your last exposure.

Tested Positive for COVID-19?
Regardless of vaccination status, you should isolate yourself from others when you have COVID-19. You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results.

  • If your test results are positive, follow the full isolation recommendations on the CDC website, including staying at home for at least five (5) days.
  • If your test results are negative, you can end your isolation.

Information for UWG Students

  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and would like to be tested, please contact UWG Health Services at 678-839-6452 to schedule an appointment.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please stay at home (either in your residence hall, off-campus apartment, or permanent residence) and complete the Student COVID-19 Reporting Form.

Information for UWG Faculty and Staff

  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and would like to be tested, please contact UWG Health Services at 678-839-6452 to schedule an appointment.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please stay at home and contact the Human Resources COVID-19 Response Team at 678-839-6111 or covid-hr@westga.edu.

 

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 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.