Coronavirus Information

2024 Schedule

1/5/22 – Updated GMC Five Step Program for COVID Guidance

8/24/21 – Updated GMC Five Step Program for COVID Guidance

7/20/21 – Updated GMC Five Step Program for COVID Guidance

5/14/21 – Updated GMC Five Step Program for COVID Guidance

4/21/21 – Updated COVID Guidance on GMC campuses

9/8/20 – Covid-19 Decision Tree

7/27/20 – GMC Joins Governor in “Four Things for Four Weeks” Efforts

7/24/20 – Georgia Military College Five Step Program: Providing a Safe and Healthy School Environment

7/24/20 – GMC Prep School Five Step Program: Providing a Safe and Healthy School Environment

7/9/20 – GMC Etiquette for COVID-19: Policies, Practices, and Procedures

6/30/20 – GMC Prep School Protocols for Returning to In-Seat Learning

4/27/20 – GMC Cares Act for Students email from President Caldwell

4/10/20 – GMC Extends Remote Learning Through Summer Term

4/8/20 – How to Make Your Own Face Covering: Video / Instructions

3/27/20 – GMC Prep School to Extend Remote Learning Through April 24, 2020

3/27/20 – GMC to Extend Remote Learning Through End of Spring Quarter

3/26/20 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice: For GMC Employees

3/24/20 – Department of Public Health Guidance on COVID-19 Isolation and Contact

3/20/20 – GMC Statement on Prep School Graduation

3/20/20 – GMC Statement on College Graduations

3/19/20 – A Letter from GMC President, Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell, IV

3/18/20 – A Letter from GMC Nurse Director, Wendy Smith

3/17/20 – GMC Closes Campuses to Students, Faculty and Staff to Work From Home

3/16/20 – GMC Announces Postponements and Cancellations

3/13/20 – GMC Suspends all In-Seat Learning Effective Immediately, All Classes Held Online

3/13/20 – GMC Prep School to Move to Remote Learning Effective Tuesday, March 17th 

3/12/20 – GMC shares update on Coronavirus protocol 

3/12/20 – Letter from GMC Director of Health Services 

3/11/20 – GMC Prep School Letter on Coronavirus Prevention and Procedures 

3/10/20 – GMC tracking Fulton County school closures press release 

3/10/20 – COVID 19 GMC Non Essential Travel Update 

3/6/20 – COVID 19 GMC Non Essential Travel Update

3/4/20 – GMC shares information on Coronavirus press release

2/26/20 – Letter from GMC Director of Health Services

The safety, health, and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority at Georgia Military College. Our Nurse Director and her staff are working closely with State and local health departments, as well as the CDC, to monitor the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus as closely as we can. This is a rapidly evolving situation and governmental policies and procedures are changing as the situation changes. GMC does have processes and protocols in place for the Preparatory School, Corps of Cadets, and our College campuses to address this concern. We will follow recommendations by the CDC and Department of Education for guidance on any closures that may occur. We are working to inform all of our students, their parents, faculty, and staff, as well as the community about preventative measures we can all take to decrease the chance of this virus spreading.

Although there are not currently any international trips planned through GMC, the CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to destinations that have a Level 3 Travel Health Notice.

While GMC does encourage all students, faculty and staff to receive the COVID vaccine, we realize that this is a personal choice and will respect the choice made by each individual. GMC does not require students, faculty or staff to receive the COVID vaccine before attending our college.

What is the difference between seasonal flu and COVID-19?

  • Coronaviruses are a family of viruses and there are different types of coronaviruses within that family, much like there are different types of influenza viruses. In the United States, there are common coronaviruses that circulate every year, which usually cause upper respiratory tract illnesses much like the common cold.
  • Coronaviruses tend to circulate in the fall and winter months, like influenza. Most people get infected with these viruses at some point in their lives. The coronavirus that has emerged in Wuhan, China, is a new type of coronavirus and is infecting people for the first time, which means that people do not have immunity to it.

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?

  • For the vast majority of people who have had the illness, symptoms were mild (like a cold or flu) and they resolved after several days. Flu-like symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and sore throat.

What preventative actions can faculty, staff, and students take at this time?

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid sharing food, beverages, and utensils.
  • Avoid close contact with those who may be ill.
  • Cover cough/sneeze with a tissue or cough/sneeze into your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.
  • Get your annual flu shot.

It is highly recommended that faculty, staff, and students continue to practice preventive actions as flu season continues. If you are feeling ill, make an appointment with your healthcare provider.

Georgia Military College COVID-19 Taskforce
Primary Contact – Dr. Jeannie Zipperer 478-387-4743 or email

More Information

Outbreaks involving novel coronaviruses evolve quickly and recommendations from public health officials may change frequently as new information becomes available. Please check the following websites often for updated information.

For the latest information from the CDC, visit

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