Students

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Spring 2021 classes will begin on campus and online January 13

A successful and safe spring semester depends on all members of the MGA community - faculty, staff, and students - continuing to act responsibly in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic.  The procedures and practices that were observed during fall 2020 remain in place for spring.  As classes resume for 2021, remember to #ArmorUp!

Visit Campus Guidelines for general campus information regarding social distancing, face coverings, cleaning and sanitizing protocols, daily self-monitoring, COVID-19 testing info, and other information that applies to students, faculty, and staff. 

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Preventative Measures

Social Distancing - General

MGA will adhere to 6’ social distancing guidelines throughout campuses, except for student rooms within the residence halls. We ask that you always be mindful of other people’s spaces and make a conscious choice to maintain distance. New signage will be available to guide you.

Visit Campus Guidelines for more info on social distancing.

Social Distancing - Classrooms

In most classrooms, seating will be configured to support social distancing. Face-to-face classes will look different, depending upon classes and subject areas. A number of options are available, and faculty members will use the approach best suited to their classes. Carefully review your syllabus, D2L announcements, or email for details.

In a small number of cases, social distancing in the classroom may not be an option. Click here to view a list of those exceptions.  If you are in one of the listed classes or meet in one of the listed spaces and have concerns, contact your instructor, advisor, or department chair to discuss alternative options.

Face Coverings

Visit Campus Guidelines for more info on face coverings.

Prevention Guidelines

Follow CDC and Georgia DPH basic prevention guidelines. Visit Campus Guidelines for more info on prevention practices.

Cleaning And Sanitation

Visit Campus Guidelines for more info on intensified cleaning and sanitation efforts.

Daily Wellness Check and Screening

All MGA students and employees should administer the COVID-19 daily self-screening questions found here before coming to campus each day.  If you reply YES to any of the questions in the checklist, stay home. If you begin to feel ill while on campus, you should immediately go home.

Visit Campus Guidelines for the daily self-monitoring checklist

On-Campus Student Life

 Dining Services

Dining Services will reopen with a new dining contractor and several additional procedures in place, including social distancing signage, physical barriers and sanitizing stations, seating limitations, and pickup/to-go options. 

More information will be provided from the new dining contractor soon.

Housing/Residence Life

Social distancing practices are not expected within a room or suite, and the university cannot guarantee students will be free from risk of exposure to COVID-19. Students who are at a higher risk for severe illness as defined by CDC/ GDPH should carefully consider whether moving into a residence hall is the appropriate option, and they may obtain an exemption from MGA’s Residency Requirement by following the directions found here.

Visit Residence Life for info on move-in, residence hall preventative measures, visitation policies and more related adjustments. 

Student Life

The Office of Student Life will continue to plan events/activities where social distancing is possible. Attendees will be strongly encouraged to use face coverings.

If you Get sick

COVID-19 Testing

If you start showing symptoms of COVID-19, or think you have been exposed, please visit the COVID-19 Testing page to find out how you can get access to testing.

Positive or Pending COVID-19 Test Results

If you have a positive COVID-19 test result, have symptoms of COVID and are awaiting a test result, or have had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and are awaiting a test result, please isolate/quarantine and communicate with us: 

  1. Inform your faculty members/instructors
  2. If you live on campus, inform your Resident Assistant (RA)
  3. Evacuate and isolate - If you live on campus, your RA will assist you with alternate arrangements.
  4. Complete and submit the  MGA self-reporting form

  Visit Campus Guidelines for more information on what to do if you test positive or think you may be ill from COVID-19.