How to Visit the SCS Building

Updated as of September 2022

According to a Georgetown University requirement, all students, faculty, and staff must establish that they are up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations, including having received a COVID-19 booster shot, if eligible. The following protocols are current as of September 2022; however, they are subject to change depending on guidance from Georgetown University’s Office of Public Health.

For the latest updates, please review the SCS-specific announcement and bookmark Georgetown University’s COVID-19 microsite. If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact directly.

We appreciate your efforts to keep our community safe.

Guidance for SCS Students, Faculty, and Staff

1. Submit Proof of Your Prior Vaccination or Apply for an Exemption

Please review the instructions for uploading your documentation through the GU360 Mobile app or GU360 website. If you will not be fully vaccinated by the time you arrive on campus, contact to coordinate your vaccination plan and request a deadline extension.

Exemption forms:

2. Register for One Medical Using Your NetID

Become a One Medical member using your NetID email address so you can schedule testing and receive test results. If you have already registered, you do not need to re-register. You do not need to download the One Medical app to register.

  • Instructions for Registering for a One Medical Account:
  • If you have a personal account with One Medical, you will need to convert your account to a Georgetown University account. Please email with your name, date of birth, and your Georgetown email address so a team member can convert your account.
  • If you have difficulty registering with One Medical, please refer to the COVID-19 FAQs.

3. Give Consent To Share Your COVID-19 Test Results with Georgetown

  • Give your consent to share COVID-19 test results with Georgetown by completing the consent form. Please enter 202-687-0100 for the third party telephone number on the consent form.
  • You must authorize One Medical to receive COVID-19 test results and health data self-reported through the mobile application and to release COVID-19 test results to Georgetown’s public health team.

Georgetown will continue to comply with all applicable privacy, confidentiality and public health laws related to collection and maintenance of testing and other health-related records.

4. Georgetown University Testing Protocol

  • All students need to take a COVID-19 test either within 48 hours before or within 24 hours after arriving on campus. Failure to get an arrival test may result in disciplinary action. Please refer to the SCS announcement for specific guidance for residential and non-residential students.
  • At the SCS building at 640 Massachusetts Ave NW, there are rapid test kits available upon request for students, faculty, and staff at the front desk. One Medical testing is no longer available at the building; please refer to the How To Get Tested on Campus section of the COVID-19 Testing Protocol for alternative options.
  • For available testing options and more information, please refer to the COVID-19 Testing Protocol resource.


Masks are optional in classrooms at the School of Continuing Studies campus at 640 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

However, masks are required in the following settings:

  1. Individuals must wear a mask while on university-sponsored public transportation (e.g., GUTS buses, shuttles, vans).
  2. Individuals must wear a mask in University health care facilities (e.g., Student Health Center, CAPS, One Medical testing sites).
  3. Individuals in, or recently released from, quarantine or isolation must wear a mask for the full 10 days from the date of exposure or infection, consistent with DC Health guidance and CDC guidance.
  4. Individuals with exemptions or accommodation plans that include enhanced public health measures should continue to abide by those measures, as currently in place.

When in a location where a mask is required, we recommend wearing a properly-fitted, high-quality mask (e.g., N95, KN95, KF94). Individuals cannot wear a cloth mask, or a mask with a vent or valve, because these masks do not sufficiently reduce the transmission of the virus from exhaled droplets and aerosol particles that might contain the virus.

Main Campus Protocol: As of September 28, 2022, wearing a mask will be optional in indoor instructional settings on the Main and Medical Center campuses, such as classrooms and teaching laboratories, in addition to other locations where they are already optional.

Everyone has the right to wear a mask whenever and wherever they wish on our campuses, and anyone may request – but not require – that those around them or interacting with them wear a mask.

Guidance for Visitors

What To Do If You Are Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms or Have Been Exposed

Please refer to Georgetown University’s COVID-19 microsite for the latest updates and safety protocols. If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact directly.

Thank you for keeping our community safe.

Updated as of September 2022