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Covid-19 Updates

Coulter BME Covid-19 Updates


The Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering has created this resource page to centralize some key information related to a dynamically changing Covid-19 response. The main purpose of this page is to share information that more closely affects biomedical engineering students, faculty, and staff. Please monitor this page for future BME department updates.



Latest Updates


At Emory University:

  • As of December 28, 2021, Emory has moved its operating status to "orange."
    • All non-essential events and gatherings should be postponed or moved to a virtual setting. Non-academic indoor and outdoor gatherings will be limited to 25 persons or less. Indoor dining is not permitted for any event or gathering.
    • Pre-Entry Testing for All Students: All students will be required to complete a negative PCR test 48 hours or a negative antigen test (includes at-home tests) 24 hours before returning to campus to begin spring semester. Students must receive a negative test and complete the attestation form on the Emory Forward testing page prior to moving into campus housing or returning to campus for any reason. Covid-19 screening testing is available for asymptomatic Emory students, faculty, and staff on campus.
  • Vaccines: All campus members must be fully vaccinated or have received an approved medical or religious exemption. Anyone with an approved exemption is still required to conduct weekly Covid-19 testing.
  • Boosters: All campus members are required to receive a COVID-19 booster by January 19. Instructions for students, faculty, and staff can be found on the Emory Forward vaccine page.
  • Masking: Masks are still required in all indoor public and common spaces on campus and strongly encouraged outdoors when in groups.
  • Testing: Take advantage of Covid-19 screening testing available at Emory.
  • See the Emory visitor policy, updated Dec. 28, 2021.
  • Review Emory travel guidelines, updated Nov. 1, 2021.
  • The latest research lab guidelines are available on the School of Medicine website.


At Georgia Tech: