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Gwinnett Technical College remains committed to the health and safety of students and employees, as well as campus visitors. In order to keep the College community informed, as of September 2, 2020, Gwinnett Tech will provide weekly updates on the number of self-reported positive COVID-19 cases.
This page is meant to provide baseline information for the College community and should not be considered scientific data. The College has protocols in place for both employee and student self-reporting and remains in constant contact with local health officials, Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) leadership, the Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale Health Departments to ensure accurate implementation of the latest health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19.
The College will only report cases which are self-reported by those within the College community, including employees, students, and campus visitors.
Positive cases are counted based on the date the positive case is reported to the College, not the date of the positive COVID-19 test.
The data will be updated each week on Monday by 5:00 p.m. and totals will be shown by month at the end of each month.
DEFINITIONS & CLARIFICATION
Positive Cases: Positive cases at Gwinnett Tech are based on self-reported data. Once an individual reports a COVID-19 impact, the College’s Exposure Control Coordinator (students), or HR Department (employees), will work to determine and report details.
*Positive case numbers may include students who are enrolled exclusively in online classes and/or employees who are working remotely.
Monthly Totals: Monthly totals include cumulative data for the month indicated.
Off-Campus sites: Data for Off-Campus sites include reported cases for physical instructional sites other than Gwinnett Tech’s two campuses. These sites include adult education sites and other training sites across Gwinnett Tech’s service area.
PRIVACY The College is sensitive to the privacy of students and employees. For this reporting, the College intends to keep the public informed by sharing relevant data while maintaining the privacy of sensitive health information for individual students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.
CONTACT TRACING & NOTIFICATION Gwinnett Tech works closely with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). The College’s Exposure Control Coordinator regularly works with DPH to facilitate information sharing and to provide data related to self-reported cases. Gwinnett Tech and the GNR Health Departments may contact students and employees directly to provide notification and to conduct contact tracing.