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Tech Moving Forward: Learn more about GTPE's expanded virtual course offerings and virtual event services.

Tech Moving Forward

GTPE health & safety guidelines for in-person learning and events

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia Tech Professional Education has remained committed to providing safe, in-person options for professional learning and events. 

Following updated, science-based guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), we have relaxed face covering requirements for people who are fully vaccinated against COVD-19.

Your safety, security, and well-being is still our top priority. Social distancing will be continued inside the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center (GLC) in Atlanta and the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus, and we proactively follow these cleaning practices and protocols by the CDC. Additionally, we are still offering virtual course and virtual event service options for those not ready to join us in person. 

For detailed information on what to expect while in our facilities, please review our list of Frequently Asked Questions, and our answers below. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are masks required while visiting GTPE (Atlanta or Savannah)?

Individuals who are vaccinated do not have to wear a face covering. Individuals who are not vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering while inside these facilities with limited exceptions.

What measures are being taken to ensure the facility is clean and sanitized?

The Global Learning Center and Georgia Tech-Savannah facilities are cleaned every day with EPA-approved disinfectants that meet the CDC requirements for use against viruses, bacteria, and other airborne and bloodborne pathogens. Our staff will continue to routinely sanitize high-touch areas and hand sanitizing stations are provided strategically throughout the buildings.

I am not ready to return to in-person learning and events. Are there options available virtually?

Yes! In addition to online course offerings, we have also upgraded our event services and capabilities to include new virtual and hybrid solutions, available to attendees around the globe.

What do I do if I receive a positive Covid-19 test result before my face-to-face class at GTPE (Atlanta or Savannah)?

Do not attend the course until a minimum of 10 days have passed since your symptoms of Covid-19 began, or, if you do not have symptoms, 10 days have passed since your test was collected. We will refund registration fees for health-related reasons with no questions asked. 

What should I do if I receive a positive Covid-19 test result after my in-person GTPE class?

If your face-to-face class at GTPE (Atlanta or Savannah) was in the time period starting two days before your Covid-19 symptoms began (or two days before your Covid-19 test sample was taken if asymptomatic), and ending 10 days after your symptoms began, we request that you report your positive test via the Georgia Tech Covid-19 Positive Test Reporting Form. We request that you comply with local health department contact tracing protocols. When contacted, please provide them the contact information for the GTPE Registration Team (see below). The team answering the call will be able to provide a class roster for contact tracing, as well as contact information for support staff and Georgia Tech's Stamps Health Services, which reports all positive campus cases.

What is the protocol for testing and quarantine following exposure?

The most current protocols for testing and quarantine following exposure can be found on Georgia Tech's COVID-19 Institute Operations Updates webpage.

Who should I contact for additional questions?

Please reach out to the GTPE Registration Team at 404-385-3501 or via email at peregistration@pe.gatech.edu. If calling, please be prepared to leave a message with your email address for follow up.

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