COVID-19 Health and Exposure Archive
COVID-19 Vaccine Activity at the UHC
The University of Georgia strongly encourages all members of the University community who are able to get vaccinated to do so. Students, faculty, staff, dependents (ages 16 and above), and those with defined extended eligibility can receive a vaccine at the University Health Center. Those wishing to schedule a vaccine appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine should visit healthcenter.uga.edu/healthtopics/covid-vaccine.
COVID-19 Testing Data
The University received COVID-19 testing data for the University community from three sources: self-reported positive test results through DawgCheck, asymptomatic testing conducted at UHC, and clinical testing conducted at UHC. UGA ceased maintaining this data as of May 16, 2022.
The table below reflects the total number of positive test results reported through DawgCheck each week through May 2022.
Please note that the chart above is comprehensive. Because all students and employees were required to report positive test results through DawgCheck, the totals above include positive test results from asymptomatic testing conducted on campus during the period in which data was collected. Therefore, positive tests through asymptomatic testing reported below should not be added to the positive tests reported above to achieve a total number of positive tests.
UGA COVID-19 Surveillance Data
At the recommendation of the University’s Medical Oversight Task Force, the University began conducting COVID-19 surveillance testing when campus reopened in August 2020 to help identify individuals who do not have COVID-19 symptoms but who may spread the virus to others. UGA’s surveillance testing was voluntary and provided at no cost to participants. During the pandemic, more than 75,000 surveillance tests were conducted on campus. Specimen analysis and reporting was conducted by the Veterinary Medicine Diagnostic Lab (VDL). The VDL is certified (CLIA) to perform high complexity testing of human samples.
In addition to asymptomatic testing conducted at UHC and analyzed by the Veterinary Medicine Diagnostic Lab, the University periodically provided “pop-up” testing at various locations on campus, using Vault saliva test kits.
Participation in surveillance testing played a vital role in keeping our community safe.
As noted above, all students and employees were required to report positive test results through DawgCheck. Positive tests performed by the VDL and the UHC were routinely reconciled with reports submitted through DawgCheck. Therefore, the surveillance data presented in this section are included in the total number of positive tests presented in the comprehensive DawgCheck information at the top of this report.
COVID-19 Information in Georgia
In addition to the data reported above, we encourage you to access the Georgia Department of Public Health’s website. DPH collects and posts data specific to all 159 Georgia counties on its Daily Status Report. You can scroll to the state map and hover over the desired county to see the latest information on count and trend lines.