COVID-19 Information

Your health and safety is our priority.

i-Health COVID-19 antigen rapid self-test kits(2 per box) are available at the Health Center for $6, charge goes to your E&H account

COVID Information for Students

If you test positive for Covid-19 (at another healthcare facility, pharmacy, or with a home test):

  • Please notify the Health Center, 276-944-6219, during normal business hours. We can provide a courtesy message to Lauren Harding in the Office of Student Success. Your professors will receive notification you may return to classes as long as your symptoms are improving and you have been fever free without use of any fever reducing medications in the past 24 hours. You are responsible for communicating with your professors and making up any missed class assignments.
  • Regarding “self-isolation”:  As of March 5, 2024 we will follow CDC Respiratory Virus Recommendations                                                           
  • IF your roommate or suitemate cannot remain in place (due to a health issue such as an autoimmune condition) they should contact Bill Pearce in the residence life office to arrange for a “reverse isolation” space–meaning they would move to another housing location until your illness/fever has resolved.
  • As a courtesy, please notify your close contacts of your positive test result (this includes your Athletic Trainer, sport team members, Greek Life, or other groups whom you have been in close contact with) 
  • Practice good hand hygiene with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
  • Your meals can be picked up at the cafe by a friend. They will need to take your ID to swipe and they will need to ask for a Disposable To Go box. Should you need additional assistance obtaining your meals, please contact the residence life office:
  • Use a separate bathroom, if possible. Store your toothbrush covered, away from a shared sink.
  • Don’t share personal household items such as cups, towels, and utensils.
  • Monitor your symptoms. Refer to the Self Treatment Measures tip sheet for symptom management of sore throat, runny nose, congestion, cough, etc. If you develop an emergency warning sign (like trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately (dial 911).

Athletes: Please communicate with the athletic trainer for your sport regarding requirements you need to fulfill after recovery from COVID. The NCAA “Return to Play” protocol requires a physical examination for students who have had a “moderate illness or history of cardiac complications.” Physicals can be schedule at the Health Center by appointment, 276-944-6219.

COVID Information for Employees:

Follow CDC guidance. Please notify Tracy Peery ( in Human Resources of your return date.  

Free Coronavirus Rapid Antigen Testing

Testing location: E&H HEALTH CENTER by appointment for students, faculty, and staff who are symptomatic or have had a known exposure

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Coronavirus Vaccine Information

Effective May 8, 2023, Emory & Henry will no longer institute a COVID-19 vaccination policy requirement. The change in policy does not diminish our desire for a safe campus. Emory & Henry still highly recommends staying up to date with vaccinations against COVID-19. Vaccination is an extremely valuable tool to assist in mitigation of disease spread. Students should be aware that there may be off campus experiences that require vaccination against COVID-19. These might include internships, clinical placements, field placements, or study abroad opportunities in foreign countries. While Emory & Henry is moving away from a collegiate vaccination policy, students’ participation in those experiences may still require vaccination. Students should work with their program directors, coaches, and other mentors to fully explore those requirements and ramifications.

Faculty and staff remain empowered to require masks in their classrooms and offices. Faculty, staff, and students remain empowered to wear masks as they may need.

Students that are on the Emory campus will need to report their vaccination status no later than July 1st (due date for the required “E&H Immunization Record and Medical Information Form”). Coronavirus vaccinations should be recorded on page 6 of the form. A copy of your coronavirus vaccination card may be attached.

Students at the School of Health Sciences including undergraduate nursing students should upload a complete copy of their vaccination records to the credentialing vendors platform.

Find a vaccination location near you

For questions and concerns related to COVID-19 at Emory & Henry College, please contact Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives Ryan Bowyer at