//SGSC Dashboard for Report of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
Cases Reported in 2020
|Week||Student Cases||Faculty Cases||Staff Cases|
|07/05/20 - 07/11/20||0||0||4|
|07/12/20 - 07/18/20||0||0||2|
|07/19/20 - 07/25/20||0||0||1|
|07/26/20 - 08/01/20||0||0||2|
|08/02/20 - 08/08/20||0||0||1|
|08/09/20 - 08/15/20||0||0||0|
|08/16/20 - 08/22/20||0||0||0|
|08/23/20 - 08/29/20||4||0||0|
|08/30/20 - 09/05/20||6||0||1|
|09/06/20 - 09/12/20||3||0||0|
|09/13/20 - 09/19/20||0||0||0|
|09/20/20 - 09/26/20||4||0||1|
|09/27/20 - 10/03/20||0||0||0|
|10/04/20 - 10/10/20||2||0||0|
|10/11/20 - 10/17/20||4||0||1|
|10/18/20 - 10/24/20||2||0||1|
|10/25/20 - 10/31/20||1||1||1|
|11/01/20 - 11/07/20||3||0||0|
|11/08/20 - 11/14/20||2||0||0|
|11/15/20 - 11/21/20||5||0||0|
|11/22/20 - 11/28/20||3||0||0|
|11/29/20 - 12/06/20||3||0||1|
|12/07/20 - 12/13/20||0||0||1|
|12/14/20 - 12/20/20||0||0||5|
Cases Reported in 2021
|Week||Student Cases||Faculty Cases||Staff Cases|
|01/04/21 - 01/10/21||0||0||6|
|01/11/21 - 01/17/21||1||0||0|
|01/18/21 - 01/24/21||17||0||1|
|01/25/21 - 01/31/21||30||0||0|
|02/01/21 - 02/07/21||9||0||0|
|02/08/21 - 02/14/21||3||0||0|
|02/15/21 - 02/21/21||4||0||0|
|02/22/21 - 02/28/21||1||0||0|
|03/01/21 - 03/07/21||2||0||0|
|03/08/21 - 03/14/21||1||0||0|
|03/15/21 - 03/21/21||1||0||0|
|03/22/21 - 03/28/21||0||0||0|
|03/29/21 - 04/04/21||1||0||0|
|04/05/21 - 04/11/21||0||0||0|
|04/12/21 - 04/18/21||0||0||0|
|04/19/21 - 04/25/21||0||0||0|
|04/26/21 - 05/02/21||0||0||0|
|05/03/21 - 05/09/21||0||0||0|
|05/10/21 - 05/16/21||0||0||0|
|05/17/21 - 05/23/21||0||0||0|
|05/24/21 - 05/30/21||0||0||0|
|06/01/21 - 06/06/21||0||0||0|
|06/07/21 - 06/13/21||0||0||0|
|06/14/21 - 06/20/21||0||0||0|
|06/21/21 - 06/27/21||0||0||0|
|06/28/21 - 07/04/21||0||0||0|
|07/06/21 - 07/11/21||0||0||0|
|07/12/21 - 07/18/21||1||0||0|
|07/19/21 - 07/25/21||0||0||0|
|07/26/21 - 08/01/21||0||0||0|
|08/02/21 - 08/08/21||0||0||1|
|08/09/21 - 08/15/21||1||0||0|
|08/16/21 - 08/22/21||4||0||0|
|08/23/21 - 08/29/21||11||0||0|
|08/30/21 - 09/05/21||1||0||1|
|09/07/21 - 09/12/21||0||0||0|
|09/13/21 - 09/19/21||2||0||1|
|09/20/21 - 09/26/21||4||0||0|
|09/27/21 - 10/03/21||2||0||0|
|10/04/21 - 10/10/21||0||0||0|
|10/18/21 - 10/24/21||0||0||0|
|10/25/21 - 10/31/21||0||0||0|
|11/01/21 - 11/07/21||0||0||0|
|11/08/21 - 11/14/21||0||0||0|
|11/15/21 - 11/21/21||0||0||0|
|11/22-21 - 11/28/21||1||0||0|
|11/29/21 - 12/05/21||0||0||0|
|12/06/21 - 12/12/21||0||0||0|
|12/13/21 - 12/17/21||0||0||0|
12/20/21 - 12/31/21
Campus Closed for
Cases Reported in 2022
|Week||Student Cases||Faculty Cases||Staff Cases|
|01/04/22 - 01/09/22||2||0||4|
|01/17/22 - 01/23/22||8||0||2|
|01/24/22 - 01/30/22||6||0||1|
|01/31/22 - 02/06/22||2||0||2|
The data is provided by South Georgia State College with transparency regarding confirmed COVID-19 positive cases. A confirmed positive case indicates that the person has been tested and received a report confirming a positive result for the virus.
COVID-19 SELF REPORTING FORM FOR STUDENTS
Daily Self Screening
Check your temperature and COVID-19 related symptoms before returning to campus and before coming to campus each day.
If you have any of these symptoms, DO NOT come to campus.
- Employees or students who have tested positive or who have symptoms of COVID-19 should seek medical care, notify their supervisor (in the case of employees), stay home, and complete the COVID-19 Self-reporting Form (students).
- People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
- Fever over 100.4°F or 38°C (without having taken any fever-reducing medications)
- Loss of smell or taste
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- New or unusual headache
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite
- Review latest symptoms from CDC
If the answer is “yes” to one or more of the following questions, you should stay home.
- Are you experiencing any of the COVID-19 related symptoms noted above?
- Are you living with or caring for an individual who is suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19?
- Have you been in direct or close contact with anyone known or suspected to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
- Have you tested positive for COVID-19 since your last screening?
- Have you been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a medical professional or a local public health official
What do I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?
If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, you should not come to campus.
SGSC students should fill out the self reporting form for students found on this page. Employees should report COVID-19 exposures, symptoms, or confirmed cases to SGSC Human Resources.
If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to it, please contact your healthcare provider. If you are having chest pain, serious difficulty breathing, or another type of medical emergency, please call 911. The State of Georgia has a COVID-19 hotline: (844) 442-2681. You may call this number for additional screening and testing information.
When can I return to campus after isolation or quarantine?
Affected employees and students may return to campus when they have met all three of the following criteria:
- The individual has no fever for at least 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, AND
- Other symptoms have improved, AND
- At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
Where can I find more information about COVID-19 resources?
South Georgia State College’s goal is to promote a healthy and safe environment; comply with Executive Orders and directives from the Governor’s office; and reflect guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. We also recognize the COVID-19 situation is fluid and guidance will likely continue to change.
It is to be noted that everyone on campus has an individual responsibility to contribute to proper behavior and to adhere to GDPH guidance in order to protect themselves and others as well as to help contain the spread of the virus. Institutional controls are only as effective as the willingness of individuals to carry them out. It is essential that everyone on campus take responsibility for their actions and adhere to the guidelines.
More information can be found on the SGSC Covid-19 Information page at this link.
/// SGSC Important COVID-19 Information and Updates
COVID-19 Self Report Form for Students
Click here to access the form: COVID-19 Self Report Form for Students
SGSC Dashboard for Report of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
Click here to access the dashboard: Dashboard for Report of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
/// UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR SPRING 2022 AS OF MARCH 11, 2022
USG encourages masks based on preference and assessment of personal risk
The University System of Georgia (USG) continues to recognize COVID-19 vaccines and boosters offer safe, effective protection and urges all students, faculty, staff and visitors to get vaccinated and/or boosted either on campus or with a local provider. As USG works closely with the Georgia Department of Public Health to prioritize the health and safety of campus communities, the system encourages people to wear masks based on their preference and assessment of personal risk.
The University System of Georgia (USG) continues to follow COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and remains in close contact with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH).
Classes at SGSC will resume as planned on Monday, January 10th. Given the growth of the Omicron Variant, the University System of Georgia (USG) is recommending all employees and students get tested before arriving back on campus, if possible, and follow the recommended protocols if test results are positive. With the many variants, we urge you to get vaccinated if you have not already. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and others.
The USG also continues to strongly encourage masks in all campus buildings. Hand sanitizer remains readily available.
Isolation and Quarantine Changes
Recently, the CDC updated its guidance regarding isolation and quarantine, and the USG is following that recommendation.
You can read more about the updated CDC guidance here.
You can find information about the Department of Public Health (DPH) guidance here.
SGSC Students should continue to use the self-report COVID form found here.
/// SGSC Archived Information for Fall 2021
Douglas Campus Vaccination Clinic
Available for students, faculty and staff
Wednesday, Sept. 15
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Engram Hall Upstairs
Moderna Vaccine will be available. 2nd dose for those who received it at SGSC in August. 1st dose available but will be required to go to CRMC for 2nd dose.
Register here: REGISTRATION LINK
Information can also be found at sgsc.edu/vaccinations
SGSC COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program
Fully vaccinated employees and students are eligible for prize drawings through a vaccine incentive program!
REGISTER HERE: https://talon.sgsc.edu/raffle/
Next drawing - Friday, September 10th at 11:00 am
- Samsung Tablet (Three tablets to be given away)
- SGSC Bookstore Voucher (Seven vouchers with value of $100 each to be given away)
- Students: Fully enrolled in classes for Fall 2021 semester
- Employees: Current faculty and staff members
- Previous winners are not eligible to win.
- Proof of vaccination will be required to claim prizes.
- Even if you registered before, you must register again.
Need to get vaccinated?
- USG vaccination sites: usg.edu/vaccination
- Community vaccination sites: vaccines.gov
Let’s join together to provide a safe on-campus environment where we can all #StayHealthy!
The University System of Georgia recognizes COVID-19 vaccines offer safe, effective protection and urges all students, faculty, staff and visitors to get vaccinated either on campus (if available) or with a local provider. Additionally, everyone is encouraged to wear a mask or face covering while inside campus facilities. The system continues to work closely with the Georgia Department of Public Health to prioritize the health and safety of our campus communities. (July 30, 2021)
Special note: All University System of Georgia (USG) current and incoming students, including those at SGSC, can now get their first or second COVID-19 vaccine shot at 15 USG campuses around the state. Visit www.usg.edu/vaccination today to schedule an appointment at the campus closest to you. The USG strongly encourages all faculty, staff, students & visitors to get vaccinated, although it is not mandatory. In addition to these 15 USG campus vaccination sites, students may also locate additional community vaccination sites at https://www.vaccines.gov/.
/// Operating Guidelines for Fall 2021
As we approach the Fall 2021 semester, the University System of Georgia (USG) has shared guidance regarding college operations relating to COVID-19. Restrictions are changing as more individuals receive the COVID-19 vaccines. We look forward to a successful 2021-2022 academic year under these guidelines, with the understanding that we will continue to follow any executive orders provided by the Governor of Georgia, and use Georgia Department of Health (DPH) and USG guidelines to develop and implement best safety practices for our institution and campus community.
The following guidelines will be in place for SGSC: (Updated June 29, 2021)
Social Distancing and Face Coverings:
SGSC plans for a return to full capacity in the classroom for fall 2021. Face coverings and social distancing are no longer required on the campus or in SGSC buildings for fully vaccinated individuals, but are welcome and encouraged. We strongly recommend for unvaccinated individuals to get vaccinated. Until then, we do not require, but encourage them to wear a face covering and social distance when possible.
SGSC will not be tracking vaccinations on campus. Adherence to the guidelines is based on personal responsibility. Please note that some groups on campus, such as student athletes, student health professionals, student teachers, etc., may be subject to vaccinations in accordance with specific affiliated organizations and accrediting bodies.
Alternate Work Arrangements (Employees):
Alternate Work Arrangements (AWA) or accommodations granted to employees for fall 2020 or spring 2021 due to increased risk for severe illness with Covid-19 will end no later than June 30, 2021. All employees are expected to return to their previous work arrangement at that time. Current summer teaching assignments are excluded from this transition deadline. Lack of vaccination is not grounds for a request for an accommodation. Employees may contact the SGSC Office of Human Resources with questions or concerns.
COVID-19 Related Leave (Updated July 30, 2021)
COVID-19-specific leave for isolation and quarantine is no longer available.
• Employees who must isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 illness or exposure may telework during this time with the approval of their supervisor. The nature of their position influences whether an employee is able to telework, since some positions are not able to be performed remotely.
- Any change in modality for a class requires the approval of the Provost’s office. Change in modality is subject to an end date and is correlated to isolation or quarantine timelines.
- Department chairs will make arrangements for class coverage when faculty are unable to teach due to illness.
- Fully vaccinated individuals do not have to quarantine.
• When telework is not possible, employees who must isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 must use their accumulated leave to be away from work.
Reminder: No institution may change the overall modality of their instruction.
Employees may continue to use COVID-19 Vaccine leave in order to receive the vaccine and if they experience side effects from receiving the vaccine. The COVID-19 Vaccine leave is not permanent leave and may conclude as early as August 29, 2021 at the end of the State of Emergency for Continued COVID-19 Economic Recovery declared in the Governor’s Executive Order No. 06.30.21.01. We encourage employees who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine to do so and to use this leave while it is available. An employee may take up to eight (8) hours of Non-Closure Emergency Leave for the purpose of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, an employee may also take up to sixteen (16) hours of Non-Closure Emergency Leave if he or she receives a COVID-19 vaccine and experiences severe
negative side effects that prohibit the performance of their duties of employment.
Alternate Educational Arrangements (Students):
Alternate Educational Arrangement (AEA) or accommodations granted to students for fall 2020 or spring 2021 due to increased risk for severe illness with Covid-19 will end no later than June 30, 2021. All students are expected to return to their traditional educational arrangement beginning fall 2021 semester. Lack of vaccination is not grounds for a request for an accommodation. Students may contact Stanley Sinkfield, Disability Services Coordinator with questions or concerns.
With limited exceptions, employees with current Covid-19 related telework assignments should begin transitioning back to their pre-Covid-19 work arrangements and all such arrangements will end no later than June 30, 2021. Pursuant to USG policy, department heads or their designees have the authority to establish teleworking arrangements. In no circumstance should telework be considered an employee right or entitlement. All telework requests and designations are based upon management discretion and in accordance with determination of what best serves the institution and students.
USG institutions will continue to ensure vaccine availability to faculty, staff, and students either through vaccination opportunities on campus or in partnership with local providers. Institutions are not responsible for assessing current COVID-19 vaccination rates for their institution. SGSC will strongly encourage, but not require, COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty, and staff.
All University System of Georgia (USG) current and incoming students, including those at SGSC, can now get their first or second COVID-19 vaccine shot at 15 USG campuses around the state. Visit www.usg.edu/vaccination today to schedule an appointment at the campus closest to you. In addition to these 15 USG campus vaccination sites, students may also locate additional community vaccination sites at https://www.vaccines.gov/
Quarantine and Isolation:
Students, faculty, and staff who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated against the disease and show no symptoms. Individuals who have not been fully vaccinated and who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, show symptoms or anyone diagnosed as COVID-19 positive should continue to self- report here: https://www.sgsc.edu/covid-19selfreportform.cms
COVID-19 Contact Tracing, Quarantine, and Isolation (Updated July 30, 2021)
Institutions should continue to follow their existing practices related to contact tracing/notification. Only designated individuals on a campus may engage in contact tracing/contact notification.
Quarantine and Isolation
The expectations for quarantine and isolation remain the same and are in alignment with DPH Guidelines. Faculty should be prepared to accommodate students who are required to go into quarantine or isolation.
Isolation is for individuals who test positive for COVID-19. Please see the DPH website for expectations for isolation.
SGSC will resume traditional student life activities beginning fall 2021. Mitigation practices as recommended by DPH should be practiced and observed during these activities.
Events and Gatherings:
SGSC will follow the most recent Executive Order from the Governor related to events and gatherings as well as follow appropriate mitigation practices recommended by the Georgia Department of Public Health. Beyond that guidance, SGSC may establish institution-specific guidelines for hosting events and gatherings that include appropriate mitigation.
SGSC will follow the state government position on travel. As of May 2021, a non-essential travel ban remains in place. SGSC will make decisions on what is considered essential travel based on our mission and priorities.
SGSC will follow the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) guidelines for Covid-19.
All guidance listed here is subject to change based on recommendations from the Georgia Department of Public Health. SGSC reserves the right to adjust plans as necessary.
/// SGSC Archived COVID-19 Information & Resource Links
Click here to access: COVID- 19 Information & Resources
Click here to access: Spring 2021 Information
South Georgia State College Campuses Spring 2021 Main Page
Follow the links for SGSC updates and additional information.
August 18, 2020
COVID-19 Self Report Form for Students
August 18, 2020
A message to faculty and staff on guidance for face coverings, masks with exhalation valves or vents and face shields
August 17, 2020
A message to students on guidance for face coverings, masks with exhalation valves or vents and face shields
July 8, 2020
Watch this video reminder from the University System of Georgia on prevention tips for COVID-19
July 8, 2020
South Georgia State College will require face coverings on campus beginning July 15
July 6, 2020
Updated Guidance on Age, Underlying Medical Conditions, Use of Face Coverings from the USG
July 1, 2020
South Georgia State College is planning for in-person instruction this fall
June 2, 2020
South Georgia State College Holds Virtual Spring Commencement
May 11, 2020
South Georgia State College announces virtual commencement ceremony for graduates
May 6, 2020
USG continues to increase wireless connectivity: National and Global WiFi service among many new resources to support learning
April 8, 2020
Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line Information
April 6, 2020
South Georgia State College Frequently Asked Questions Updated
March 31, 2020
Georgia Internet Access during COVID-19
March 27, 2020
Information on Douglas and Waycross declarations
March 25, 2020
March 23, 2020
A message from the SGSC Office of Disability Services
March 20, 2020
South Georgia State College Frequently Asked Questions
March 20, 2020
South Georgia State College moves instruction to completely online and cancels Spring Commencement Ceremonies
March 17, 2020
A message to our faculty and staff
March 14, 2020
Update on SGSC Instruction/Classes
March 12, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) University System of Georgia
March 9, 2020
Information on CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 From South Georgia State
Frequently Asked Questions (Links to CDC Website)
UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION PAGE
HOW IS THE VIRUS TRANSMITTED?
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
WHAT PRECAUTIONS CAN BE TAKEN TO REDUCE THE RISK OF EXPOSURE?
According to the CDC, these precautions can be taken to reduce the risk of exposure:
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends daily preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
Coronavirus outbreak updates: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH (GPH)
Coronavirus resource center: https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus
Information for schools and universities: https://dph.georgia.gov/document/document/information-schools-and-universities/download
PRINTABLE RESOURCES FOR SGSC DEPARTMENTS AND FACILITIES
What is the Coronavirus? (PDF)
What to do if you think you may have contracted coronavirus (PDF)
Stop the Spread of Germs (PDF)
Steps for Flu Prevention (PDF)
Stay Home When You're Sick (PDF)
Provided by The Office of Advancement, Government Relations and Athletics.