COVID-19 and Monkeypox

Novel Coronavirus Information Resource Center- Fall Semester 2022

Morehouse College is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and has established protocols, procedures, and requirements to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in concert with other Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) institutions — Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College.


Current COVID Alert Level is YELLOW.

COVID Alert Levels

Limited number of cases. Restrictions or targeted interventions may be imposed.

Prevalence of the virus is limited, and AUCC institutions can safely operate within current recommended guidelines.

  • Courses: Classes are traditional with no reduction of face-to-face instruction.
  • Work on Campus: Flexible arrangements or work-from-home may be considered for some.
  • Masking: Face coverings required indoors; coverings are optionaloutdoors.
  • Residential Restrictions: Light residential restrictions may be imposed.
  • Dining Restrictions: Light dining restrictions may be imposed.
  • On-Campus Resources: Light restrictions may be imposed.
  • Campus Activities and Events: Light restrictions may be imposed for indoor events.
  • Testing: Walk-in testing available. Unvaccinated testing mandatory.

Overview

Morehouse will be open for in-person instruction, events, and traditional activities beginning during the fall 2022 semester. Health and safety protocols will continue to be evaluated based on conditions on campus, in the Atlanta area, and in the nation, and are subject to change.

Current protocols follow, which mirror the protocols established by the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC). This information updates all previous guidance.

Learn more about AUCC protocols

COVID ALERT LEVELS

Atlanta University Center Consortium institutions, including Morehouse, will adjust COVID-19 protocols based on risk conditions on campus, within the Atlanta University Center, in the local area, and state of Georgia. The protocols will be categorized by colors based on the level of risk:

  • Green (Normal): Few restrictions. Face coverings are optional and walk-in testing is available if desired.
  • Yellow (Moderate): Few restrictions for the fully vaccinated. Face coverings required indoors for everyone and in all indoor and outdoor spaces for the unvaccinated. Visitors for indoor events must be symptom free and show proof of a negative COVID antigen or PCR test.
  • Orange (Severe): Significant restrictions designed to reduce the risk of transmission. Face coverings are required indoors and testing is required twice a week for Morehouse employees and students. Visitors for all events (indoor and outdoor) must be symptom free and show proof of a negative COVID antigen or PCR test. On-campus instruction and work may be hybrid or remote. Only students and employees from AUCC institutions may visit other AUCC institutions.
  • Red (Extreme): Due to a high risk of transmission, face coverings are required inside and outside. Testing is required weekly. In-person activities and events where live audiences are expected are canceled. Classes and work may be hybrid or completely remote. Dining services will be limited to take out only. AUCC employee and staff movement is restricted and no guests are permitted in residence houses.

View Requirements for Each Alert Level

Please continue to stay abreast of up-to-date information regarding our COVID-19 policies:

PREARRIVAL FOR STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES

PREARRIVAL

Testing Required
  1. All new and returning students and employees must have a negative COVID test result prior to arriving on campus.
  2. Take and receive a negative result from a PCR test administered at a testing facility within 72 hours of arriving on campus for the fall 2022 semester.
  3. Take and receive a negative result from an antigen test, administered at a testing facility or self-administered through an at-home test, within 24 hours of arriving on campus for the fall 2022 semester.
  4. If the student or employee has not taken a test prior to arriving on campus, they will immediately be administered a test. 

Pre-arrival testing is required for all employees and all new and returning students prior to arriving on campus for the fall 2022 semester, including move-in for students living in residential housing. Acceptable testing follows:

If you need guidance in locating tests, please visit the following online resources:

  • PCR tests can be found here
  • Free at-home tests can be found here.

Students and employees will share proof of their test results as they arrive:

  • Home test kit result
  • Written (physical or digital) antigen or PCR test results
Full vaccination is required including booster shots.

Full vaccination is required, which means completion of the prescribed one or two-dose regimen associated with the vaccine in addition to any prescribed booster shots. CDC-approved COVID-19 vaccines are required for students, faculty, and staff. Religious and medical exemptions will be considered. All vaccination information must be uploaded through Medicat.

MANDATORY COVID TESTING REQUIREMENTS AND FAQS

Learn about the mandatory testing requirements for every employee and student.

VACCINE REQUIREMENT INFORMATION

Learn about your responsibilities related to Morehouse’s vaccine requirement and exception and accommodation considerations.

COVID-19 DASHBOARD

An up-to-date look at the total number of tests and cases at Morehouse can be found on the COVID-19 dashboard.

EXPECTATIONS OF VISITORS

Visitors are required to fill out an entrance form and abide by protocols associated with the current AUCC COVID Alert level.  

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Get additional information from the Atlanta University Center Consortium, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Georgia Department of Public Health, and other sources.

As is the case with all AUCC member institutions, Morehouse College’s protocols are informed by guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Fulton County Board of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While these protocols are detailed, the effectiveness of these plans are dependent upon adherence by all members of the AUCC community who accept responsibility for their own safety as well as the safety of others. Because the public health environment may change, these guidelines may be amended should conditions and public health responses dictate.