Unsure about getting tested for COVID-19? Been in close contact with someone with COVID-19? Confused about isolation and quarantine procedures? Use the decision tree document linked below for guidelines on getting tested, reporting a positive test and isolating yourself from others. As a reminder, if you test positive for COVID-19, regardless of symptoms and vaccination status, you should follow the instructions for students and faculty/staff listed on this page.
It is imperative members of the Georgia State community who test positive for COVID-19 continue to report their status to the university so we can notify those from our community who may have been in close contact (within six feet of the person who tested positive for 15 or more minutes) with the person who tested positive and advise them of the next steps to take.
Reporting Procedure Overview
- Students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or received a positive COVID-19 test result should report this information to the University via the Voluntary COVID-19 Reporting form.
- Instructors who learn of a student with a positive COVID-19 test result or diagnosis should also report this information to the University via the Voluntary COVID-19 Reporting form, including any close contacts the professor may be aware of. It is important that the reporting is done as soon as possible.
- Those who report will receive an email with information on isolation or quarantine as appropriate and campus resources to support them during that time.
- This form will generate a notification to a team of trained case investigators under the direction of Dr. Ijeoma Azonobi, the University Medical Director. A Case Investigator will speak to the student to provide additional resources and to gather information about any potential close contacts.
- Case investigators will identify close contacts of the student and provide resources and guidance to these contacts. This may include instruction to quarantine for a specified period.
- When students report having a positive COVID-19 test and report that they attended class during their infectious period, the professor of the class will be contacted by case investigators. The professor will be notified that a positive case has been identified in their class. The identity of the individual will not be revealed to the professor unless needed to identify close contacts. Instructors should not share information about a student testing positive with their class as this is confidential information. Case investigators will notify those students who are considered close contacts.
- Students under isolation/quarantine should submit documentation of the medical need for an excused absence because of illness or quarantine to the Dean of Students at https://deanofstudents.gsu.edu/student-assistance/professor-absence-notification/.
- Per CDC guidance, fully vaccinated individuals without symptoms who have been exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19, do not need to quarantine. Fully vaccinated individuals in this situation should get tested within 3-5 days of exposure; wear a mask in public indoor settings and monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days after exposure or until a negative test result.
- Per CDC guidance, fully vaccinated individuals who have symptoms should isolate themselves, be evaluated by a healthcare provider, and get tested.
- Individuals who have had COVID-19 within the past three months and recovered do not need to quarantine.
- Students returning from isolation or quarantine can return to school after they have met the CDC criteria. A negative test result is not required.
- Students who are not identified as close contacts should continue to attend class.
- Questions about isolation, quarantine, or case investigation can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-900-0203.
- The best way to avoid serious illness from COVID-19 is by receiving a vaccination. Vaccinations are free and available at the Atlanta Campus Vaccine clinic. More information is available here.
Faulty & Staff
All faculty and staff who have a positive COVID-19 test should report it on the voluntary COVID-19 reporting form. If you have questions about reporting, email email@example.com or call
Reporting Procedure Overview
- Employees who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or received a positive COVID-19 test result may report this information to the university via the voluntary COVID-19 reporting form.
- Managers who learn of an employee with a positive COVID-19 test result or diagnosis may also report this information to the university via the voluntary COVID-19 reporting form. It is important that the reporting is done as soon as possible.
- This form will generate a notification to a team of trained case investigators under the direction of Dr. Ijeoma Azonobi, the university Medical Director. A case Investigator will speak to the ill employee to provide additional resources and to gather information about potential close contacts.
- Case investigators will identify close contacts of the ill employee and provide resources and guidance to these contacts. This may include instruction to quarantine for a specified period.
- Employees under quarantine may work remotely if their job duties are suitable for remote work, with the approval of their department management.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says fully vaccinated employees without symptoms, who have been exposed to a coworker who tested positive for COVID-19, do not need to quarantine.
- Employees who are not identified as close contacts should continue to report to work, on their usual schedule.
- Employees who need to miss work due to their own illness or in order to care for a close family member should contact Georgia State Benefits at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine their eligibility for approved leaves of absence.
- Questions should be directed to Georgia State Benefits at email@example.com.