Category: Coronavirus

COVID-19

COVID protocols remain entering fall semester as athletics returns

Over the last year, Emory Athletics, the University Athletic Association (UAA) and the NCAA have explored all options to resume competition as safely and as soon as possible. Student-athletes held out hope each semester that their sports could return in some capacity, whether it was returning to practice with their teammates or travelling to play [...]

Emory Announces Plans for Campus Experience in Fall 2021

Emory University will hold in-person classes at full capacity, and more campus and sporting events will be held in the fall semester, according to Associate Vice President and Executive Director of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir St. Clair in an April 19 email. The message followed an announcement from University President Gregory L. Fenves informing [...]

University Plans Ahead; Case Numbers Remain Low

Emory University has not yet announced whether COVID-19 vaccines will be required for students, faculty and staff returning to campus in the fall 2021 semester. If they are, the process will likely parallel the one in place for other required vaccinations, said Associate Vice President and Executive Director of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir St. [...]

Georgia Expands Vaccine Eligibility to Everyone 16 and Older Beginning March 25

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced on March 23 that Georgia will expand vaccine eligibility to all individuals aged 16 and older beginning March 25. There are now separate methods for students and for faculty and staff to attest to their eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine under Georgia’s guidelines. Students can now complete the self-attestation form, [...]

Human Challenge Trials Could Deliver a Vaccine More Quickly

On May 6, the World Health Organization (WHO) published criteria for an ethically acceptable COVID-19 human challenge trial. By Oct. 20, the U.K. announced the world’s first of such a trial. To study the efficacy of vaccines on an accelerated timeline, the scientists overseeing the study will deliberately infect healthy volunteers with SARS-CoV-2, the virus [...]

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COVID protocols remain entering fall semester as athletics returns

Over the last year, Emory Athletics, the University Athletic Association (UAA) and the NCAA have explored all options to resume competition as safely and as soon as possible. Student-athletes held out hope each semester that their sports could return in some capacity, whether it was returning to practice with their teammates or travelling to play [...]

Emory to Lift COVID-19 Screening Requirement for Vaccinated Individuals

This story was updated on 6/7 to include a quote from Maylynn Hu (22Ox). Starting June 7, fully vaccinated students will no longer need to “conduct regular asymptomatic screening testing,” Associate Vice President and Executive Director for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir St. Clair announced in a June 3 email to students. This change reverses [...]

Emory Announces Plans for Campus Experience in Fall 2021

Emory University will hold in-person classes at full capacity, and more campus and sporting events will be held in the fall semester, according to Associate Vice President and Executive Director of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir St. Clair in an April 19 email. The message followed an announcement from University President Gregory L. Fenves informing [...]

Emory’s Compost is Going to a Landfill, Here’s Why

From the ubiquitous presence of green compost and blue recycling bins on campus to showcasing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification plaques on buildings, Emory University prioritizes sustainability, advertising a 70% landfill diversion rate last year. The University, however, has not sustained its environmental enthusiasm during the pandemic.  Instead, all of the University’s compostable [...]

Emory, Oxford Colleges Update Fall 2021 Plans

Emory College (Anoushka Parameswar) This story was updated on 4/20 to include a quote from Interim Provost Jan Love. Emory College will move more courses from online to an in-person instruction format in the fall 2021 semester, Emory College Dean Michael Elliott wrote in a Monday afternoon email.  This change followed University President Greogory L. [...]

University Plans Ahead; Case Numbers Remain Low

Emory University has not yet announced whether COVID-19 vaccines will be required for students, faculty and staff returning to campus in the fall 2021 semester. If they are, the process will likely parallel the one in place for other required vaccinations, said Associate Vice President and Executive Director of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir St. [...]

Georgia Expands Vaccine Eligibility to Everyone 16 and Older Beginning March 25

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced on March 23 that Georgia will expand vaccine eligibility to all individuals aged 16 and older beginning March 25. There are now separate methods for students and for faculty and staff to attest to their eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine under Georgia’s guidelines. Students can now complete the self-attestation form, [...]

Emory Expands Vaccine Eligibility to All Students, Faculty, Staff

Emory University will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all students, faculty and staff beginning March 25, according to an email to students and staff from Associate Vice President and Executive Director for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir St. Clair. The March 23 email included a link to a vaccination sign-up form offering appointments in March, [...]

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