COVID-19

Novel Coronavirus Information Resource Center

Morehouse College is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and taking necessary action to protect our community.

COVID-19 Dashboard

For an up-to-date look at the total number of tests and cases at Morehouse, view our COVID-19 dashboard

A Message from Dr. Thomas

Last updated on April 19, 2021

Dear Morehouse College Community:

As we look forward to welcoming the men of Morehouse back to campus this fall, the health and safety of our campus community remains our first priority. Each of us must do our part to keep ourselves and each other safe from the COVID-19 virus, and that individual responsibility includes a mandatory requirement that all faculty, staff, and students receive an approved vaccine. Except for limited accommodations made for health and religious reasons, everyone must be fully vaccinated by the start of the fall semester. Before you arrive on campus this fall, two or more weeks must have passed since receipt of the second dose in a two-dose series or since receipt of a single-dose vaccine.

Read Dr. Thomas' full message.

Overview

Morehouse College is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. Because this situation is fluid we are recommending that all faculty, staff, students and parents monitor the Center for Disease and Prevention’s website for the latest information and advisories located here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

We are taking this very seriously as Atlanta is a large, densely populated city, and home to the busiest airport in the country with thousands of travelers passing through our city each day.

The community’s health and well being is our top priority at Morehouse and this is no exception.

Our Emergency Management Team has been activated to coordinate with emergency preparedness, health care, public safety, campus life, communications and facilities representatives within Morehouse College and our colleagues within the other three campuses of the Atlanta University Center to: 1) monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, 2) educate faculty, staff, students, and parents of the characteristics of this new virus and safety measures they can take to protect themselves, and 3) create an action plan that anticipates every scenario possible and supports the continuity of college operations.

The CDC has extensive information about coronaviruses as does the Georgia Department of Public Health and officials are conducting health screenings for passengers arriving from mainland China at several airports, including Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

We have provided a list of frequently asked questions about the coronavirus and some tips to help keep you healthy during flu season. You can also download this as a PDF by clicking: Coronavirus Fact Sheet March 3, 2020.