Increase in COVID-19 Cases on Campus – Georgetown University

Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community,
I’m writing to inform you that we are experiencing an increase in the COVID-19 virus detected in wastewater on campus, which means there are individuals on campus who already have or are developing a COVID-19 infection. Some individuals may not be aware of their infection. Since September 2022, we have been using wastewater surveillance testing to help monitor public health conditions on campus. In recent days, we have been tracking the highest rates we have seen on campus since we started this type of testing. This concerning trend is consistent with the reported overall increase of COVID-19 cases nationally.
As we conclude the fall semester and many community members prepare to travel during the winter break, please consider taking the precautions below to protect yourself, other Georgetown community members and your family and friends in the days ahead.
Employees may use COVID-19 Paid Time Off (PTO) or sick leave following their department’s established call-in procedures or by submitting a request in GMS, based on your department’s established practice.
I hope you have a healthy and happy holiday season, and please reach out to the Care Navigation team at with any questions.
Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS, FAAFP
Professor of Family Medicine, Vice President and Chief Public Health Officer
Georgetown University
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20057
P. 202-687-0100