As the Georgia Tech community prepares to phase in a return to in-person teaching, learning, and working, we will keep you up to date on safety guidelines and information leading up to the start of the fall semester.
Cloth face coverings are important in preventing transmission from asymptomatic individuals who have Covid-19.
Effective July 15, 2020, University System of Georgia (USG) institutions will require all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings where six feet social distancing may not always be possible. Face covering use will be in addition to, and is not a substitute for, social distancing.
Anyone not using a face covering when required will be asked to wear one or must leave the area. Repeated refusal to comply with the requirement may result in discipline through the applicable conduct code for faculty, staff, or students. Reasonable accommodations may be made for those who are unable to wear a face covering for documented health reasons.
Starting in June, Georgia Tech will resume research activity for the purpose of fulfilling research grants and contracts, and to ensure student degree progress. Only those on the research essential list are allowed to return to campus on June 18; all others should continue working from home. Researchers should come to campus only to conduct research activities that cannot be completed elsewhere. All other work should be completed remotely, and researchers should not come to campus to perform work that can be completed off-site. For researchers working in laboratories, all lab safety protocols must be followed. This includes all traditional lab safety protocols, as well as recent Covid-19 lab safety protocols that have been in place since March. Additionally, responsible faculty and lab managers must implement protocols for the following:
- Social distancing while researchers are working in lab or field settings
- Personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks
- Lab cleaning protocols
- Requirements for personnel density in the lab (maximum of 1 person per 150 square feet of lab space). It is necessary that all PIs create work schedules to ensure their research labs work on schedules that will not exceed the space requirements, which will likely require rotation of working hours and/or days of the week.
The undergraduate advising staff will process permits, forms and petitions and conduct telephone and video-conference advising (via BlueJeans). Please make your advising appointments through GradesFirst (gatech.gradesfirst.com/home). You can reach out to either advisor, but here are the preferred contacts according to your year-class.
You may also send general inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like schedule an appointment to speak with Professor Kevin Haas (Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs) | email@example.com.
The graduate studies staff can answer any questions about graduate program matters, process forms and petitions and conduct telephone and video-advising (via BlueJeans). Here are the contacts, and please feel free to reach out.
If you would like schedule an appointment to speak with Professor John Taylor (Associate Chair for Graduate Programs and Research Innovation) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Students with upcoming thesis defenses and proposals can continue these activities in remote form.
Guidance for Graduate Education | grad.gatech.edu/covid19
CEE IT, Computer Access, Hardware and Support Matters | email@example.com
Research Lab and Equipment Matters | firstname.lastname@example.org
CEE Building Access and Safety Matters | intranet.ce.gatech.edu/building-support
Other Georgia Tech Resources
Emergency Matters of Any Type: Georgia Tech Police | 404.894.2500
Stamps Health Services | 404.894.1420