Engaging the Challenge, Together.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Agnes Scott College has been committed to providing the highest-quality education to our students and maintaining learning environments that are safe, supportive and equitable. In the spring, Agnes Scott College reopened with a low-density residential model, offering courses in dual mode and fully online. The college also launched the "Be Well Campaign" dedicated to informing the campus community on how to keep themselves healthy while on campus.    

 

 

Spring Semester Update: 12/30/21

The college continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19 variants and their potential impact on our community. While we feel confident that the college’s vaccination, testing, masking and distancing requirements will enable us to come together in person soon, based on recent projections of the spread of the virus, we will begin the spring semester as scheduled but with two weeks of remote learning. Any non-curricular programming will be adjusted to avoid large group gatherings.  We will continue to monitor the situation and make additional adjustments, as needed.


Virtual Classes, Legacy, SCALE and Student Returning-to-Campus Guidelines:

Students living in residence halls may arrive on campus January 9 or choose a check-in date closer to the currently in-person class date (January 24). Students will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours of arrival on campus. 
  • Virtual Classes - For the first two weeks of the semester, January 10 through 21, classes will be held as scheduled, virtually in synchronous format. 
  • Legacy and SCALE -  Students participating in Legacy and SCALE will receive information about virtual formats for these programs. 
  • Campus Dining - Dining services will be “grab-and-go” for at least the first two weeks of the semester.  

 

Updated Vaccination and Testing Guidance:


To support the college’s efforts to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community, we ask all students, staff and faculty to follow these guidelines:

  • Get your booster shots. Recipients of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccination should get their booster/third shot as soon as possible (but no later than six months after their second vaccination). Johnson and Johnson (J & J) vaccine recipients should have already received a booster, ideally two months after their first dose. All students, faculty and staff must receive their booster shots as soon as eligible, but no later than January 31. Booster shots are widely available but a convenient Decatur location is IResearch Atlanta on East Ponce de Leon. Visit their site here
  • Upload your vaccination card demonstrating receipt of your booster to the Medicat Portal.  Even if you have uploaded your card before, please do so again after receiving your booster shot. Please upload your booster record as soon as you have it. 
  • Get tested. We recommend that all employees test within the next few days before returning to campus on January 3. Once the campus reopens, faculty and staff are required to test between January 3 and 5. You are required to email your test results to wellnesscenter@agnesscott.edu as soon as you receive them. Just as students, faculty should also test on January 20, 21 or 22 before the start of in-person classes on January 24.  Schedule your test appointment now. 

Curative

Community members may continue to test with Curative on campus but test results will not be automatically provided to the college. You may schedule your test with Curative here. If you encounter any problems with this link, please follow these steps:

Once on the Curative website, click “book now.” 

Type Agnes Scott in the “find a Curative site” box.  Our location is “Agnes Scott College testing trailer,” which you should see on the left-hand side of the page.
You will then be directed to the standard registration page to complete the process.

The Curative at Agnes Scott testing site will be open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  NOTE: We are aware of the long testing lines at Curative and other testing locations. Curative plans to add personnel to our testing site to better support our community. You should still be prepared for lines even if you have an appointment. 

Curative will not bill you for COVID-19 tests. You may receive an explanation of benefits (EOB) from your insurer stating that your claim for testing was denied or that you owe money. This message is not a bill, and the college has been informed that Curative will not seek payment from you.

We continue to focus on increased opportunities for our students, faculty, staff and guests to safely come together after the start of next semester.   

 

COVID-19 Dashboard

Glossary of terms

Isolation: to separate people infected with COVID-19 from those who are not infected

Quarantine: to separate those who are unvaccinated and "have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19..."

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