Novel Coronavirus Information Resource Center
Morehouse College is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and taking necessary action to protect our community.
For an up-to-date look at the total number of tests and cases at Morehouse, view our COVID-19 dashboard.
A Message from Dr. Thomas
Last updated on April 9, 2021
Dear Morehouse College Community:
Through rigorous implementation of Morehouse College's COVID-19 symptom monitoring and tracking, we have identified a recent and significant increase in the number of positive cases among students living on campus, believed to have originated at an off-campus event. In accordance with our protocols and out of an abundance of caution, students who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been isolated in appropriate residential facilities. Other students who had significant interactions with those students during the time they are presumed to have been positive have been quarantined. In addition, Morehouse has implemented a "Pause and Prepare" period, during which all residential students will be required to remain in their rooms or suites except for meals, bathroom visits, and other acceptable instances. Classes will occur virtually. This protocol follows best practices for mitigating the spread of the virus on our campus.
Morehouse College is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. Because this situation is fluid we are recommending that all faculty, staff, students and parents monitor the Center for Disease and Prevention’s website for the latest information and advisories located here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.
We are taking this very seriously as Atlanta is a large, densely populated city, and home to the busiest airport in the country with thousands of travelers passing through our city each day.
The community’s health and well being is our top priority at Morehouse and this is no exception.
Our Emergency Management Team has been activated to coordinate with emergency preparedness, health care, public safety, campus life, communications and facilities representatives within Morehouse College and our colleagues within the other three campuses of the Atlanta University Center to: 1) monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, 2) educate faculty, staff, students, and parents of the characteristics of this new virus and safety measures they can take to protect themselves, and 3) create an action plan that anticipates every scenario possible and supports the continuity of college operations.
The CDC has extensive information about coronaviruses as does the Georgia Department of Public Health and officials are conducting health screenings for passengers arriving from mainland China at several airports, including Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
We have provided a list of frequently asked questions about the coronavirus and some tips to help keep you healthy during flu season. You can also download this as a PDF by clicking: Coronavirus Fact Sheet March 3, 2020.