The virus has been named "SARS-CoV-2" and the disease it causes has been named "coronavirus
disease 2019" (abbreviated "COVID-19").
The University System of Georgia has been closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19
outbreak in Asia and Europe and has offered direction to our institutions in line
with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State Department, and Georgia
Department of Public Health (DPH) guidance.
The University System of Georgia and its institutions will NOT approve any travel to any affected countries based on the recommendation of the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention related to the new strain of the coronavirus.
Columbus State University has created a travel registry for any faculty, staff, or
student traveling out-of-state or internationally, either for personal or university-related
business, on our Travel Registry form. This is voluntary and not mandatory; however, it does allow Columbus State to better
assist you, as needed.