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COVID-19 Testing

Testing is a critical element in our plan to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Testing is required for all faculty and staff working on campus during the Spring semester.

Spring Testing Requirements for Employees

To safeguard the health and safety of all members of our campus community COVID-19 diagnostic testing is required for all employees who are working on campus during the spring semester.  COVID-19 tests can be nasal, saliva, or antigen/rapid tests.

Information about the testing requirements are available on the Spring 2021 Testing Information page.

Testing sites will be open on campus to support faculty and staff testing.  On campus tests are provided at no cost to employees. The testing schedule is posted weekly by Student Health Services.

Employees may obtain their test from an off-campus provider, but they must upload their own test results into My Health Space

Testing is also expected for employees or affiliates who will be coming to campus to use campus services, even if they are not working on campus. 

 

Uploading Test Results

If you were tested at a non-university location, please upload your test result to MyHealthSpace. Login using your UofSC username and password and then on the next screen your date of birth.  Click on Medical Clearances and then locate COVID Return Test  and click the Green Update button. Attach a copy of your results under COVID-19 Test Results Upload and complete the date and the result in the appropriate category (Antibody test, PCR test, or Rapid Antigen test). Click Done.

Please call the Coronavirus Phone Bank at 803-576-8511 to report any technical issues or concerns regarding uploading test results to MyHealthSpace.  

 

FAQ for Return Testing Spring 2021

Yes. To protect the health and well-being of the campus community, a COVID-19 diagnostic test is required for all faculty and staff working on campus during the spring semester.  Testing sites will be open on campus to support faculty and staff testing.  

If you are tested on campus, your results will automatically upload into the My Health Space system. 

If you are testing off-campus you will need to upload your own test results.

Information about on campus testing is available through Student Health Services.

Unless you are working 100% remotely you must obtain a COVID-19 test.

All employees must submit a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken between January 3, 2021 and January 10, 2021 or otherwise meet the reentry testing requirement.  Employees are expected to test again at least once every 30 days. 

Employees who are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 are encouraged to obtain a COVID-19 SAFE test

On campus tests are offered at no cost to employees.

If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, contact your health care provider or call the  UofSC's Coronavirus Phone Bank (803-576-8511) and follow their direction regarding testing.

Yes. Testing will be available through Student Health Services.

If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, contact your health care provider or call the  UofSC's Coronavirus Phone Bank (803-576-8511) and follow their direction regarding testing.

The State Health Plan adheres to the testing guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

More information about which tests are currently covered is available from PEBA.

No. Employees who are working 100% remotely do not need to be tested.  If an employee has a change in their work location and are no longer 100% remote, they must test before they return to work on campus

However, employees who come to campus to use facilities and services are expected to test periodically for COVID-19 to ensure they are not putting themselves or others at risk.  

 All employees are encouraged to monitor their own health daily and take appropriate actions if they experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or believe they have been exposed to the virus.  


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