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Information for Students & Employees


Coronavirus Information

Prevention is key to decrease the spread of any respiratory virus, so it’s important to follow guidelines provided by the Georgia Department of Health to protect yourself and others:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

GDPH also encourages individuals to get vaccinated as the best prevention from getting the flu.

If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 as described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (


If you have been in close contact, within 6 feet for 15 minutes or greater with or without a face covering, with a person known to have recently tested positive for the coronavirus below are some options should you decide to be tested.

Please note, the Department of Public Health recommends that close contacts who are not showing any symptoms get tested on day 10 of their 14-day quarantine.

Free testing options:

Testing options using health insurance:

Some health insurers will reimburse the cost of COVID-19 testing if you have active coverage and wish to use your benefits to pay for the testing. Some locations that accept health insurance coverage include:

Clayton State's University Health Services does not have the ability to test or provide medical treatment for COVID-19. Please check with testing locations and your insurance company for current information as availability is subject to change.


Visit the University System of Georgia's website for additional information