COVID-19 Reporting

ASU is requesting that all students, faculty, staff and visitors complete a Ram Check for COVID-19 symptoms before visiting or returning to campus.

ASU Reported COVID-19 Cases

Albany State University has a Ram Check symptom checker to record test results and symptoms; to evaluate unique situations; and to support the university's COVID-19 related academic, employment and on-campus notification needs.

ASU presents the information below to provide current, relevant information about the status of the COVID-19 pandemic on our campuses as collected through our reporting system. Please note:

  • This information is self-reported.
  • The totals may include reports from individuals who have not been on campus recently, there may be delays in reporting, and the reports may even include individuals who have recovered.
  • The university is legally bound to protect the health and privacy information of individual faculty, staff, and students. Privacy laws prevent us from identifying anyone on this list.
  • When ASU learns of positive cases, they are reported to the local Department of Public Health in a timely manner then forward to the county where individuals reside. The GDPH Daily Status Reportnew window provides members of our community an accurate and relevant assessment of the number of cases in the areas where they live and work. This information may be found at the following link here.

University COVID-19 Statistics

For the Period of October 9 - October 16

15

Current Student Cases

77 Total Since August 1

2

Current Employee Cases

13 Total Since August 1

If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, you should not come to campus.

ASU students and employees should report COVID-19 exposures, symptoms, or confirmed cases using our Ram Check symptom checker. Employees should also contact their supervisors. Reports for students are routed to Student Health Services and reports for employees are routed to Human Resources.

If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to it, please contact your healthcare provider. If you are experiencing chest pain, difficulty breathing, or a medical emergency, please call 911. For additional COVID-19 information including testing sites, the State of Georgia has a COVID-19 hotline: (844) 442-2681.

Using the CDC guidelines for discontinuing home quarantine or isolation, the affected employees and students may return to campus when they have met all three of the following

  • No fever for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication), AND
  • Improved symptoms, AND
  • Been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared.

The Department of Public Health will initiate contact tracing. Student Health Services and Human Resources will provide assistance as needed.  Contact tracing is the process of quickly identifying, assessing, and managing people who have been exposed to a disease to prevent additional transmission.

Areas known to have been exposed to COVID-19 will be sanitized according to CDC Guidelines.  Sanitizing measures may be performed by ASU Facilities or a Third Party Service. Additionally, ASU Facilities utilizes sanitized fogging in all buildings and classrooms daily. 

Guided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), ASU is following established guidelines regarding contact tracing and notification of impacted individuals. Consistent with those guidelines, ASU will provide notifications of positive tests on a local level as required by GDPH.

The local Department of Public Health will initiate contact tracing. Student Health Services and Human Resources will provide assistance as needed. If you are deemed by GDPH to have increased risk because of exposure to COVID-19, GDPH has the responsibility to notify you. In many cases, affected individuals may reach out to other individuals  to make them aware.