COVID PROTOCOLS FOR VISITORS
For the safety of our campus community, Morehouse College requires all guests to adhere to the visitor protocols related to COVID.
Visitors are defined as guests who are not faculty, staff, or students at an institution which is part of the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC).
- Guests attending meetings or small events are required to submit proof of a negative PCR test 3-5 days prior to entry.
- Participants in events with more than 500 people will require proof of vaccination.
- To gain entry to campus, visitors are required to complete the Morehouse College Health & Safety Campus Tour and Visitation Protocols form.
COVID testing is an important component of the tiered protocols we have implemented to limit the spread of the virus on our campus.
What is the difference between the two types of COVID tests?
- A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test detects the COVID-19 virus by searching for the presence of RNA, the virus’s basic genetic material, inside a person. They are generally more reliable than antigen tests but take longer to process.
- Antigen tests indicate whether you have a current COVID infection by looking for antigens, which are proteins on the surface of the virus. They can be administered quickly and relatively easily, but are not quite as reliable as PCR tests. Antigen tests are not antibody tests. Antibodies are proteins that fight the virus, while antigens are components of the virus itself. If you have had the virus, you may have antibodies, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you are currently infected.