COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing

Vaccines

The University System of Georgia recognizes that up-to-date COVID-19 vaccines offer safe, effective protection and urges all students, faculty, staff and visitors to get vaccinated and receive a booster. The CDC has published a webpage with information on determining whether or not your vaccination is up-to-date: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html

Additionally, everyone is encouraged to wear a mask or face covering while inside campus facilities.

MGA encourages, but does not require all students and employees (some exceptions apply) to get a COVID-19 vaccine and booster.

Where to get a vaccine

There are numerous locations in our communities offering COVID-19 vaccines. The MGA Health Clinic has compiled a list of vaccination sites near our campuses, and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have a convenient vaccine locator available online.

More information

For general information about the vaccines, their safety and effectiveness, and other details, please visit the CDC’s Vaccines FAQ page.

Testing

COVID-19 testing is available to MGA students by appointment in Macon and Cochran. Call the MGA Health Clinic to schedule an appointment:

  • Macon Campus: 478.471.2092
  • Cochran Campus: 478.934.3080

You may also be able to receive a COVID test through a community testing site, or through your local health district:

Free At-Home Tests

Starting January 19, 2022, the US government will be providing up to four free at-home rapid COVID tests for each US household. The tests can be ordered online at COVIDTests.gov and will be shipped directly to your home address.

Anyone with severe symptoms should call 911 or report directly to an emergency center for evaluation/testing.