For On Campus Students

All students residing on campus are REQUIRED to get a COVID-19 test every week as a condition of remaining in campus housing.

Testing is available Monday through Friday by appointment at the Woodruff Physical Education Center (WoodPEC) and Emory Conference Center Hotel (ECCH). You can now schedule your appointment for the coming week on the Emory Forward website

You will receive future updates from covidtest@emory.com regarding testing and reminders to register.

Compliance will be tracked and those who do not comply will be referred to the Emory Compact Response Team.  Further compliance information is forthcoming.

Flu vaccines are available for students free of charge at the following locations. Flu vaccines are strongly recommended this year. It is the expectation that all students who are able to receive a flu vaccine will do so to protect our community and mitigate the impact of flu during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Date

Location

Appointment?

Wednesday, September 23 – Tuesday, October 6

Woodruff P.E. Center

No; provided only to students who have an appointment to receive COVID testing

Thursday, October 8 – Wednesday, October 21

Emory Conference Center Hotel

No; provided only to students who have an appointment to receive COVID testing

Monday, October 12 –Friday, November 20

Student Health Services 1st fl. Atrium (1525 Clifton Road)

Yes; schedule through student health portal

*As capacity permits
** Additional dates, locations, and times may be added as they are confirmed.
***Students are able to receive flu vaccines during their in-person appointments at Student Health.

****Health Sciences students will be having flu clinics scheduled through their schools. 

 

For Off Campus Students

Graduate, professional and undergraduate students who are are living off campus, are asymptomatic and have completed the onboarding process, including initial testing, have access to additional optional COVID-19 testing at any time. Information about testing can be found on the Emory Forward website.  

Ongoing COVID-19 Testing for Emory Students


Emory has partnered with Peachtree Immediate Care to perform return-to-campus COVID-19 testing. Peachtree will conduct the rapid antigen test using a nasal swab (Anterior Nares) collection. Results are processed onsite while you wait.

Testing site staff will wear required personal protective gear and practice safe medical protocols consistent with public health and CDC guidelines for this type of testing.

Face coverings/masks are required to enter any of the testing locations.

Plan for your testing visit to be 60 minutes or less. However, during high volume testing periods, processing time may be longer. Additionally, unexpected delays may occur (e.g., inclement weather, health emergencies, etc.). We appreciate your support and patience with this very important return-to-campus testing process.

All students are required to print, complete, and sign a HIPAA Authorization form (authorizing Peachtree Immediate Care to release the COVID-19 test result to Emory) and a Consent Treatment form (consenting to testing and authorizing Emory, Peachtree and a third party laboratory to release identifiable information and medical information as stated in the consent) prior to testing. Please print, sign and bring these items with you. If the patient (student) is under 18 years old, the HIPAA Authorization form must be signed by the patient’s parent or legal guardian on behalf of the patient.

If a student on the Atlanta campus becomes symptomatic or has a concern about an exposure, they are instructed to access care through the Student Health Patient Portal and message the “COVID-19 Assessment Provider,” who will arrange testing if necessary. If the student has urgent symptoms or questions after hours or over the weekend, the student calls Student Health Services at 404.727.7551 and presses “0” for the medical call center.

If a student on the Oxford campus becomes symptomatic or has a concern about an exposure, they are instructed to access the Oxford Student Health Portal and message the "COVID-19 Assessment Provider," who will arrange testing if necessary. If the student has urgent symptoms or questions after hours or over the weekend, the student calls Student Health Services at 770.784.8376.

For those students who have had COVID-19 over the past 3 months, please access the Student Health Portal and send a message to the COVID Assessment Provider ​and upload the documentation of your positive test (antigen, PCR or antibody test) on the Immunization tab within the Portal.

For students who have had a recent negative COVID-19 test, you must still be tested for COVID-19 using the same processes and procedures as outlined on this page regardless of when your last test was administered. 

For students who have tested positive for COVID within 3 months, you do not require weekly testing.

Emory will have access to two locations for testing; the WoodPEC (for on campus students) and Emory Conference Center Hotel for off campus students, faculty and staff. Both will require everyone to wear a face covering/ mask in compliance with the university face covering policy.

For those students who have had COVID-19 over the past 3 months, please access the Student Health Portal and send a message to the COVID Assessment Provider ​and upload the documentation of your positive test (antigen, PCR or antibody test) on the Immunization tab within the Portal.
Reminder: Walk-up testing is ONLY for ASYMPTOMATIC students arriving to Emory. 
  • Walk-up testing locations are for students arriving to campus via rideshare, bus/shuttle or other modes of transportation.
  • Students are required to wear a face covering/mask throughout the testing process (except during nasal swab collection where they will be asked to lower their face covering below the nose).
    • Check In: Upon arrival to the testing site, all students will be asked to show their Emory IDs to confirm identity (first-year students who do not yet have their Emory IDs will be asked to show government issued identification). If students have belongings with them, they will be stored in a secure location during the testing period.
    • Physical Distance: Students will be put into the testing line physically distanced from others at all times except during the swabbing procedure.
    • Welcome Kit: While in the line, an Emory staff member will welcome students to the site and give each student an Emory Safety Tool Kit containing important safety items along with a health and safety ​brochure.
    • Health Screening: A Peachtree Immediate Care healthcare professional will approach the student and ask a series of screening questions. These screening questions are important to identify if a student is symptomatic. 
    • COVID-19 Test: Once screening questions are complete, students will move through the line to the swabbing area. A representative from Peachtree Immediate Care will perform the nasal swab.
    • Waiting Area: Once the student swab collection has been completed, the student will be directed to the resulting wait area. Results are generally available in 20-30 minutes.
  • If You Have a Negative COVID-19 Test Result: You will receive a text message from Peachtree Immediate Care indicating you may now leave the testing area. 
  • If You Have a Positive COVID-19 Test Result: A representative from Peachtree Immediate Care will provide you with discharge paperwork containing guidance on next steps.
    • Residential students will receive information regarding transitioning to temporary isolation housing at the Emory Conference Center and Hotel.
    • Non-residential students will receive information regarding isolation in their off-campus residences.

It is very important, particularly during a pandemic, that all students are immunized against vaccine preventable diseases. If you have not done so, please upload your immunization documents and submit your vaccination dates into the student health patient portal. Immunization compliance is a requirement for return-to-campus activities. If you are not compliant with your immunization requirements, you will receive a registration hold for your Spring semester classes.

For students who are not participating in on-campus activities this fall (or living in the Atlanta area) immunization records must be received by October 1, 2020 to avoid a registration hold for the Spring term.

Please visit the Student Health Services website for further information related to COVID-19 Isolation, Quarantine, and Contact Tracing on the COVID-19 Guide.

If a student on the Atlanta campus becomes symptomatic or has a concern about an exposure, they are instructed to access care through the Student Health Patient Portal and message the “COVID-19 Assessment Provider,” who will arrange testing if necessary. If the student has urgent symptoms or questions after hours or over the weekend, the student calls Student Health Services at 404.727.7551 and presses “0” for the medical call center.

If a student on the Oxford campus becomes symptomatic or has a concern about an exposure, they are instructed to access the Oxford Student Health Portal and message the "COVID-19 Assessment Provider," who will arrange testing if necessary. If the student has urgent symptoms or questions after hours or over the weekend, the student calls Student Health Services at 770.784.8376.

For urgent medical concerns and symptoms, call 404-727-7551 and press “0” for further assessment and instructions. Go to the ER or call 911 for severe symptoms of shortness of breath, high fever, chest pain, dizziness, or confusion.  

COVID-19 Testing FAQs


Yes, COVID testing is mandatory each week for those who reside in on-campus

Testing is available Monday through Friday by appointment at the Woodruff Physical Education Center (WoodPEC) and Emory Conference Center Hotel (ECCH). You can now schedule your appointment for the coming week on the Emory Forward website

 Repeat weekly testing is not required for 3 months after a positive result. 

No one should return to campus until they have been cleared with a negative test and have completed all of their onboarding elements.

Emory currently has an operating condition status of “orange”. In this operating status, everyone who is on campus is required to wear a face covering.

Please plan for your testing visit to be 60 minutes or less. During high-volume testing periods, it is possible that processing time may take even longer. Additionally, unexpected delays may occur (e.g., inclement weather, health emergencies, etc.). We appreciate your support and patience with this very important return-to-campus testing process.

No, the university is covering the cost of the required rapid tests.

Reminder: Walk-up arrival testing is ONLY for ASYMPTOMATIC students. 

Walk-up testing locations are for students arriving to campus via rideshare, bus/shuttle or other modes of transportation. Students are required to wear a face covering throughout the testing process (except during nasal swab collection where they will be asked to lower their face covering below the nose).

  • Check In: Upon arrival to the testing site, all students will be asked to show their Emory IDs to confirm identity (first-year students who do not yet have their Emory IDs will be asked to show government issued identification). If students have belongings with them, they will be stored in a secure location during the testing period.
  • Physical Distance: Students will be put into the testing line physically distanced from others at all times except during the swabbing procedure.
  • Welcome Kit: While in the queue, an Emory staff member will welcome you to the site and give each student an Emory Safety Tool Kit containing important safety items along with a health and safety brochure.
  • Health Screening: A Peachtree Immediate Care healthcare professional will approach the student and ask the student a series of screening questions. These screening questions are important to identify if a student is symptomatic. 
  • COVID-19 Test: Once screening questions are completed, you will move through the queue to the swabbing area. A representative from Peachtree Immediate Care will perform the nasal swab.
  • Waiting Area: Once the student swab collection has been completed, the student will be directed to the resulting wait area. Results are generally available in 20-30 minutes.

If you have a negative COVID-19 test result, you will receive a text message from Peachtree Immediate Care indicating you may now leave the testing area. 

If you have a positive COVID-19 test result, a representative from Peachtree Immediate Care will provide you with discharge paperwork containing guidance on next steps.

  • Residential students will receive information regarding transitioning to temporary isolation housing at the Emory Conference Center and Hotel and an assessment by Student Health Services.
  • Non-residential students will receive information regarding isolation in their off-campus residence and an assessment by Student Health Services.

You should prepare and bring the GO BAG (suggested items list below) with you or at least have it packed and sitting in your room ready for the isolation team to retrieve from your room. 

  • Chronic medications to last for 2 weeks
  • Computer, cell phone, headphones and accessory items like chargers
  • Academic items and books
  • Clothes and underwear (enough for a week as laundry is available) 
  • Personal items – toothpaste, toothbrush, hair products, feminine products, deodorant, glasses/contacts, retainer, and skin medications
  • Pillow and other comfort items

 

Student Health COVID Services

If you are having chest pain, serious difficulty breathing, or any another type of medical emergency, call 911 or 404-727-6111 on campus.

COVID Phone Numbers

SHS COVID Screening 404-727-7551 and Press 0

Contact Us

Location

1525 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Hours and Location/Directions

COVID Student Patient Portal

Send a message to the “COVID Assessment Provider” on your online patient portal and fill out the form to recieve a call back for further directions.

Login to Student Patient Portal