Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mercer is monitoring on a daily basis developments related to the spread of COVID-19, following guidance from local public health officials, infectious disease experts in the School of Medicine and government agencies. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is our highest priority. Check back often, as the site is frequently updated.

COVID-19 Overview

COVID-19 Fall Plans

A summary of University policies, procedures and resources.

Mercer University COVID-19 Protocols (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CARES Act

Latest Updates

University Communications

COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring App Now Available for Download

August 15, 2020

Mercer University has partnered with #CampusClear and to roll out a free smartphone application that allows users to conduct daily COVID-19 symptom checks. The app is available for use on iOS and Android devices.

Mercer University Announces Results of Student COVID-19 Testing

August 5, 2020

As part of Mercer University’s mandated COVID-19 testing of returning and incoming students on the Macon campus, 35 students have tested positive out of 316 tests administered from July 31 – Aug. 3, including 29 student-athletes.

All-Staff Meeting Hosted by President Underwood

August 3, 2020

President Underwood conducted all-staff meetings on the Macon and Atlanta campuses July 16-17 to share plans for the upcoming fall semester and answer questions about the University’s preparations to promote the safest possible environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Staff Update on Fall Preparations

July 31, 2020

Over the summer we have been working diligently to plan and prepare for a safe and productive fall semester. Many of you have pitched in to help assemble Bears Care Kits, reconfigure spaces on our campuses, gear up for COVID-19 testing, and attend to myriad other critical details that are essential to keeping our students, faculty and staff as healthy as possible.

The Student Health Center phone line at (478) 301-7425 is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you develop a cough or shortness of breath accompanied by a fever, immediately call that number.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has an online coronavirus self-checker tool
that helps users make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care.

Self-Checker Tool