(Updated June 11, 2021)
To keep our community informed about the presence of COVID-19, below are the confirmed positive cases with a direct on-campus impact that have been reported to Dalton State.
*Number of individuals who have a confirmed positive COVID-19 test AND been on campus within two days of symptom onset or receiving a positive test. Positive tests are self-reported by individuals or by Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH). All affected individuals will be notified by GDPH or their designee. See COVID-19 cases by week for 2020.
Dalton State to resume classes at full capacity for fall 2021
Classes at Dalton State will resume at full capacity for fall semester 2021 on Monday, Aug. 9. Masks are strongly encouraged, especially for those who are not fully vaccinated, but they are no longer required in most places on campus.
The health and safety of our Roadrunner family remains a top priority, and we will continue to do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Students should be checking their Dalton State email and GeorgiaView regularly for updates on courses and other departments on campus. We are doing all we can to fulfill our mission to educate students, even during these challenging times.
We encourage everyone on our campus to continue practicing the pillars of safety. Get the COVID-19 vaccine, practice good hygiene, and screen yourself for symptoms. Those who are not fully vaccinated or who have compromised immune systems should continue to use face coverings and physically distance where possible. Masks are still required in the Ken White Student Health Center, regardless of a person’s vaccination status.
Our plans were created with guidance provided by the University System of Georgia (USG), the Governor’s Task Force, the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Classes will return to full capacity for fall semester.
Health and Safety
Dalton State has adopted enhanced cleaning protocol and provided hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes throughout campus. Individuals are encouraged to wipe down areas of high usage multiple times a day and expected to continue following the GDPH and CDC recommendations for personal hygiene:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol and rub hands together for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
- Stay home if you are experiencing COVID symptoms
Student life is an important part of the college experience. Programming will return to an in-person format for fall semester.
Academic Support and Student Services
Academic support, such as Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction and Disability Access, continues to provide services both virtually and in person. Other areas that provide student services, such as Campus Recreation and the Pope Student Center, will resume full in-person services. The Ken White Student Health Center, which includes the Counseling Center, primarily provides telehealth services; in-person services are by appointment only and follow current GDPH and CDC guidelines. Masks are required in the Ken White Student Health Center regardless of a person’s vaccination status.
Dalton State is following the guidelines and recommendations of the NAIA and Southern States Athletics Conference in addition to the current guidelines from the USG, Governor’s Task Force, the GDPH and CDC.
Students should continue to check their email frequently to stay up to date on current information and expectations.
Updates about the impact of COVID-19 at Dalton State will be provided via this webpage, Roadrunner Alert, the college’s Facebook and Twitter pages, and the Roadrunner Portal. Students and employees should check their Dalton State email frequently.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed, free testing if available through DPH. Find a testing site near you at dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-testingdirect-patient-lines
If you have questions about isolation following a positive COVID-19 test result, call 866-PUB-HLTH (866-782-4584).
COVID-19 Information from CDC