To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, it is important that you notify people with whom you have had contact so they can test and not infect others. 

Starting in Fall 2022, students will self-report their COVID-19 infection on their Return to Campus dashboard and list the names of their close contacts. Close contacts will receive a notification of what they need to do and interrupt disease transmission on campus. Please have the names of your contacts ready as the dashboard will not let you go back to and add more names.

Students who test positive will continue to isolate for at least 5 days after the onset of symptoms or the date of their positive test which is considered day 0.

For further quarantine guidance, see questions below.

Please Note: As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves,
 so may our guidelines and protocols.

Contact Tracing for COVID-19 at Emory University

A close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a positive individual for 15 minutes over a 24-hour period of time starting from 2 days prior to the start of symptoms OR a positive test result regardless of wearing a standard mask.

Follow the directions on the Emory Forward website (What to do if?...) and report your COVID-19 infection on the Return to Campus dashboard.

You may sign up for a test-only appointment in the Student Patient Portal.

If you have concerns or severe symptoms, sign up for an assessment by a provider through the Student Patient Portal.

Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick. 
Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. 
You can read more about how Emory manages quarantine and isolation on our webpage. 
You will need to quarantine at home for 5 days. You will not be able to leave your home and must separate yourself from others in the household.
If you live on campus notify Student Health by sending a message to the COVID Assessment team in the Student Patient Portal.
If you are asymptomatic, you do not need to quarantine. You will continue to self-monitor for 10 days from the last day of exposure.
  • You will be required to test on day 5 through the saliva testing program. (Visit Emory Forward for current locations and times.)
  • During the 10-day period after your exposure, you will need to wear a mask at all time indoors and in public spaces, do not attend large public gatherings, and limit your exposure to those who are high risk for contracting COVID-19.
  • You MAY go to class during this time wearing a mask.
  • If you become symptomatic, please test with a home test or make an appointment with Student Health via the Student Patient Portal. If you test positive, you need to report your positive test on the Return to Campus dashboard.


Student Health COVID Services

If you are having severe symptoms of shortness of breath, high fever, chest pain, dizziness, or confusion 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


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