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Coronavirus Response: To find out more about USC Salkehatchie's phased reopening plan and to view student, parent and staff resources, see Campus Reopening and COVID-19 Resources on the website. Additional resources on the university's response can be found on Columbia's coronavirus landing page.

Faculty and Staff Resources

USC Salkehatchie is currently operating in Phase 2 of a four phase reopening process.  This means that

  • The campus remains closed to visitors. 
  • Most employees will continue to work remotely, if feasible. 
  • Essential personnel will be allowed on campus.
  • High-risk employees will be allowed on campus, if they have a compelling reason.
  • NO students are allowed on campus.
  • Employees that are selected to return to campus must
    • receive a letter from HR
    • participate in mandatory online health training
    • complete a health self-assessment form each day
    • set a work schedule with HR at least seven days prior to the returning to campus

Employees should not report to campus unless they have been specifically notified to do so by their supervisor.

Before returning to work, employees must watch the following videos and read how to wear and take off face coverings, and guidelines for returning to the workplace.

Employees reporting to work on campus must fill out and submit the Daily Self-Screening Form each day.

General Support Questions

Students or faculty with general IT should contact Gayle Walsh at gwalsh@mailbox.sc.edu or 843-599-3495 (cell) or sadesk@mailbox.sc.edu. They may also contact the Division of Information Technology Service Desk at 803-777-1800 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Adobe Connect

Students or faculty having issues accessing Adobe Connect should contact Gayle Walsh at gwalsh@mailbox.sc.edu or 843-599-3495 (cell) or sadesk@mailbox.sc.edu.

Blackboard Videos and Training Information 


Blackboard Basics for Faculty
(Office of Provost)

Blackboard Help for Instructors

24/7 Blackboard for Students, Faculty and Instructors

Anyone, from any campus, in need of Blackboard support should call the Division of Information Technology Service Desk at 803-777-1800 and follow the prompts. Assistance with Blackboard is available anytime throughout the day, night, or weekend. The Service Desk can assist with other support issues Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

As extreme weather, natural disasters, or other unexpected events disrupt scheduled courses, the tools and strategies described here can minimize the effects of those unexpected situations and allow students to continue learning remotely.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your supervisor will contact you when it is time to return to campus. If you have a compelling reason that you need to return to campus, you may contact your supervisor to see if it is possible and what steps need to be taken before returning to campus.

Phase 1 - June 1 to June 21

Phase 2 - June 22 through July 13

Phase 3 - July 14 through August 3

Phase 4 - August 4

Face coverings are highly recommended and will be required in designated areas of the university.

Yes. The Daily Self-Screening Form [pdf] must be submitted each day that you report to campus for work.

Tips and other resources for students are available under “Resources to Share with Students” on the Keep Teaching site.

As with most communicable diseases, common hygiene practices are the best way to mitigate the spread of germs.

  • Cover mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough
  • Wash hands often for 20 seconds
  • Clean shared surfaces and equipment often
  • Avoid touching eye, nose and mouth
  • Stay home if sick and call your doctor if needed


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