Coronavirus Resources for Georgia Tech Students

COVID-19 Hotline

The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or healthcare facility.

Hotline: (844) 442-2681

Georgia Tech Resources

General Information

Georgia Tech’s most recent update indicates that they have extended spring break through March 29, after which the Institute’s classes will move to an online and distance learning format.

Student Advocacy

SGA is actively working with administration to get the latest updates and ensure we keep this guide as up-to-date as possible. We are also working to advocate for students and ensure that students are kept top-of-mind as we continue forward.

SGA can be reached by email at covid19@sga.gatech.edu 

COVID-19 Response Joint Governing Board

SGA passed a resolution to allocate $50,000 to fund COVID-19 response efforts. These funds will be allocated by a Joint Governing Board with representation from both undergraduate and graduate students.To read more about the charter of this board, find it here and to submit ideas for funding fill out this form. For more information, please reach out to SGA’s Joint Vice President of Finance, Divyesh Gutta, at finance@sga.gatech.edu.

Visas

Georgia Tech is actively working with students who have concerns regarding their student visas. The Office of International Education (OIE) has been helping students get their visas extended, as these are considered extenuating circumstances. 

OIE

Parking Permit Refunds

Per https://campusservices.gatech.edu/hours:

Customers may return parking permits for prorated refunds on or before March 31, 2020 at http://pts.gatech.edu/2019-2020-permit-return-request. Student refunds will be transferred to the Bursar’s office.

Grocery Shuttle Expanded Hours

The grocery shuttle to Atlantic Station will be running on extended hours and will now be running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning March 24. Route information may be found here.

Airport Shuttle

We have worked with administration to get a shuttle from GT to the airport added from March 23-31. Route information may be found here.

Housing

If you are a current resident and have circumstances that may prompt you to want or need to stay on campus, GT Housing will accommodate you. 

If students must have a different move-out time block, please log in here, click on the Application tab on the gold navigation bar, and select your application for the current term. These slots will be first come first serve and all time slots are limited to ensure social distancing.

GT Housing

RHA (Residence Hall Association)

Off-Campus Housing Arrangements

Find this form that GT STAR has created to find off-campus housing arrangements for students working with Student Life and the Alumni Association

Dining and Food

Hours have been updated here: https://campusservices.gatech.edu/hours. Questions have been asked regarding meal plans and how those will work, and we will update this page when we know more. Something to remember: unused dining dollars are refunded to you at the end of the year, so don’t feel the need to frantically spend those (meal swipes and BuzzFunds are of bigger concern, but we expect more information to be given out soon). 

GT Dining

Klemis Kitchen

Klemis Kitchen serves as a food pantry for Georgia Tech students with dietary needs and financial concerns that limit their access to proper nourishment. Members of the community have been extending assistance to ensure that Klemis remains stocked throughout the next two weeks.

Friends/On-Campus Community

This is a hard one given that group meetings are of concern, but we also do not want to isolate members of our campus community. Make sure you call and keep in contact with family members and friends, and branch out to others staying on campus. 

Financial Support

For students in need of financial support, such as paying for flight tickets to return back home, the STAR Program offers interest-free emergency loans. 

Other Resources

Mental Health Support

The Dean of Students office, CARE Center, and Counseling Center will be open March 16-29 during their standard operating hours.

Physical Health and Wellbeing

Georgia Tech currently works with LiveSafe, a telemedicine option for students to connect with health professionals via computer or mobile device without prior appointments.

Sororities & Fraternities 

At this time, SGA does not know about independent houses’ meal plans. Please refer to your respective chapter’s leadership for more information. 

Atlanta Resources

Housing and Storage

Students across Atlanta have been working to provide support for their fellow students. Here is a form if you are in need of temporary storage and housing, If you are able to provide storage and housing for students find this form here.

National Resources

Storage

U-Haul has begun offering 30-days of free storage to students in order to mitigate concerns students are facing during move out. All students with a valid college-ID are eligible to take part in this offer. 

  • More information on this program can be found here
  • A list of nearby storage locations can be found here

Wi-Fi Access

Comcast has announced that they will be offering free access to its hotspots nation-wide to everyone (including non-Comcast customers) through May 13th, 2020. Students needing access to the internet throughout this period can learn more about this program here.

Airline Travel

As many students are currently reassessing their plans for Spring Break and travel off-campus, we understand many students need to make changes to their flight reservations. In light of the COVID-19 developments, most US airlines are waiving change fees and/or allowing money spent on a different route. Below is a link to the flight change policies for most major US airlines: 

American Airlines

Delta 

United 

Southwest

Frontier

Alaska

Car Rentals

Enterprise has lowered the rental age to 18 and has waived the young-rental fees for its vehicles through May 31, 2020. Students may avail of this offer by presenting their student ID at the time of rental. 

  • More information on this program can be found here

Mental Health Assistance

Text SHARE to 741741 for a mental health crisis hotline.

CDC: Managing Anxiety & Stress

National Alliance on Mental Illness Coronavirus Information and Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness:

  • Helpline: 800-950-NAMI
  • Email: info@nami.org
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “NAMI” to 741741
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)