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Mask-optional Classes: COVID-19 Weekly Update - week ending 2/18/22

Beginning, Monday, February 21, classrooms and instructional spaces will be mask-optional. This will leave Health Services as the only location on campus where masks will be required.

When taking into account the number of vaccinated students and the documented positive cases among our unvaccinated students, 84.7% of our students have some level of immunity (this number is likely significantly higher due to undocumented and asymptomatic positive cases).  Case counts have steadily dropped here on campus in line with local and national trends.  
As a result, we are shifting at this time from community mask mandates and encouraging individuals to take the personal precautions available to them.  We encourage those with greater health risks to wear protective masks as appropriate. Verified N95 and KN95 masks provide the best protection.  One-way masking, when using the best mask fitted properly,does provide protection to the wearer.
This latest change may feel too soon for some of you and too late for others.  We will never get it quite right in everyone's eyes.  Regardless, as a committee we believe it is important to remember that we are still a community called to act in kindness and charity, putting the needs of others before our own as certain situations arise that give us a chance to practice our commitment to one another.  Our isolation and quarantine protocols are still in effect per Georgia Department Public Health guidance, including masking when quarantined for the protection of others. 


Data as of February 18, 2022

Active positives (student): 1
Active positives (employee): 1

Quarantined close contacts (student): 1
Quarantined close contacts (employee): 0  

Positives since February 11 (student): 2
Positives since February 11 (employee): 1

Positives since January 10 (student): 82
Positives since January 10 (employee): 22

Brad Voyles
Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students

Graduate School of Education

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  • Journalism and Society
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  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
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Biblical & Theological Studies

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  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor


  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor


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  • Business, Finance Concentration 
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  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
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Computer Science

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Economics & Community Development

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Engineering 3:2 Program

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Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History, Politics, and International Studies

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  • History minor
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Interdisciplinary Studies

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  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor


  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
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  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor


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  • Philosophy minor


  • Physics 
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Pre-Professional Programs

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  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 


  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor


  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor


  • Theatre 
  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor