Policies and Guidelines

Emory has developed COVID-19 policies and guidelines to help faculty, staff, students, and visitors as we live, work, and study during this time.

COVID-19 Policies and Guidelines

Faculty/Staff Immunization Policy

Emory University requires all faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, with exceptions only for those with approved medical or religious objections.

How COVID-19 Positive Information Is Shared

All Emory University students, faculty, and staff are required to report if they tested positive for COVID-19. As part of the reporting process, key information and data is collected to help provide applicable isolation protocols, update our Emory Forward COVID-19 dashboard, assist with cluster investigations, and to identify close contacts who may have been exposed. If you have been identified as a close contact through this reporting process, you will be notified via email and receive instructions on next steps, including possible testing or quarantine requirements.

Not all information about a positive COVID-19 case is available to be shared publicly due to privacy laws or guidelines in place to manage the appropriate use of safety and health protocols across campus operations. If you have not been identified as a close contact or have not been notified of a positive case due to privacy guidelines, some information pertaining to positive cases at Emory may not be publicly disclosed. Emory shares community indicators, case counts, and aggregated data important for purposes of awareness and transparency on the Emory COVID-19 Dashboard.

If you have developed COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive outside of Emory, or have been exposed to COVID-19 on or off campus, please follow these procedures.

Campus Resources

Critical Event Preparedness and Response Office (CEPAR)


Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO)


Occupational Injury Management Office (OIM)

404.686.8587, Option 1

Student Health Services (SHS)

Atlanta Campus: 404.727.7551
Oxford Campus: 770.784.8376

Emory Healthcare COVID-19 Information & Nurses Line

404.71.COVID (404.712.6843)

COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Team

Every school/unit will designate a team or officer