COVID-19 Cases at MGA

To keep our community informed about the presence of COVID-19 on MGA campuses, the University will report the number of self-reported positive COVID-19 cases with direct and indirect on-campus impact by updating the table below. Please note:

  • We are only able to report cases that we have been made aware of through self-reporting.
  • Positive cases are counted based on the date the positive case is reported to the University, NOT the date of the positive COVID test; therefore, the below report should not be viewed as an accurate measure of the current status of COVID-19 at MGA. 

Due to decline in cases, this page will be updated every two weeks. The next update will be on August 2.

Cumulative Reported Cases YTD (2020-2021)

    Students Employees
Cochran Direct 121 16
Indirect 28 11
Dublin Direct 11 1
Indirect 8 2
Eastman Direct 34 8
Indirect 11 5
Macon Direct 84 22
Indirect 44 12
Warner Robins Direct 17 1
Indirect 8 0
Online Direct 1 0
Indirect 38 3
Total Direct 268 48
Indirect 137 33
Cumulative Cases 405 81

Reported Positive Cases 7/6/2021-7/18/2021 

    Students Employees
Total Direct 0 4
Indirect 0 0
Cases  0 4

Previous Weekly Reported Positive Cases

Definitions & clarification

DIRECT ON-CAMPUS IMPACT – individual was on an MGA campus within 2 days of symptom onset or receiving a positive test. If individual was not on campus during this time frame, the case is considered without direct on-campus impact.

INDIRECT ON-CAMPUS IMPACT – individual does not report being on an MGA campus within 2 days of symptom onset or receiving a positive test.

YTD (Year to Date) – The cumulative YTD data is for all cases that were reported to MGA in 2020. In March 2020, the University moved to online instruction for students and teleworking for most employees. During the summer, a limited number of students and staff were approved to return to campus. In August 2020, faculty and staff and then students returned to on-campus operations and classes. Prior to the start of classes on 8/12/2020, there were 14 positive cases reported YTD, comprised of nine students and five employees.

Reported Positive Cases – Positive cases are counted based on the date the confirmed positive case is self-reported to the University, NOT the actual date of the positive COVID test.

Employees – Employees include full-time and part-time employees and may also include contractor employees who regularly work on our campuses. Students who are employed part-time are reported within the student counts. 


For this public reporting, the University intends to keep the public informed by sharing relevant data while maintaining the privacy of sensitive health information for individual students, faculty and staff.

Contact Tracing and Notification

The University has an identified liaison between MGA and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) to facilitate information sharing. Any Contact tracing will be conducted by DPH. If an individual is deemed by DPH to have increased risk because of exposure to positive COVID-19 individuals, DPH is responsible for notifying that individual. In some cases, affected individuals may reach out to other individuals personally to make them aware. Notifications of positive tests will continue to be provided on a local level within units at MGA, as warranted.