Campus Visitors during COVID-19


To lessen the risks COVID-19 transmission, on-campus density at Emory will be reduced.

The university’s Visitor Policy provides guidelines for different types of campus visitors and guidance on important public health protocols for visitors to follow while on campus.

Who Is Considered a Visitor?

In general, visitors are those who are not active members of Emory’s faculty, staff, or student population, as defined by Emory’s Human Resources and student enrollment systems.

Types of Visitors Currently Permitted

Find guidance and approval requirements for the following visitors to campus.

Prohibited Visitors

  • Friends of students living on campus who are not otherwise approved to be on campus
  • More generally, friends and family members of students, faculty, and staff (other than for picking up or dropping off children participating in Emory-sponsored child care programs or family members dropping off or picking up Emory employees)
  • Schwartz Center patrons

Outside the Visitor Policy’s Scope

  • Emeritus Faculty: Those who are research active should be in Emory data systems and would go through the automated onboarding.
  • Delivery personnel (FedEx, UPS, Amazon, courier services)

What Else Is Important to Know?

  • Permission for visitors to campus must be approved and align with all health and safety measures currently in place. 
  • If a type of visitor is not specifically identified in the visitor policy, then those visitors are not permitted on campus.
  • If a visitor’s activity could be performed remotely, such as giving a speech or scholarly presentation, then the visitor should remain off campus.