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Coronavirus Response: To find out more about the guidelines for returning to campus and to view student, parent and staff resources, see Campus Reopening and COVID-19 Resources on the website. Additional resources on the university's system response can be found on Columbia's coronavirus landing page.

Safety Measures

USC Salkehatchie is focused on making a safe campus experience for everyone. Follow all health and safety recommendations to protect yourself and others. We'll continue to update this information as changes occur.

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Symptom Monitoring

Monitor yourself for the symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, headache, chills/shaking, lost sense of smell/taste, and fever greater than 100.0°F.

If you are sick, stay home. If you are a student and test positive for COVID-19, contact your professor. Instructors who are notified by students that they have tested positve need to report that information to Dr. Bryan Love as soon as possible. If you are an employee and test positive for COVID-19, contact your supervisor.

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Personal Hygiene 

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.  Hand sanitation stations have been set up around campus. 

Avoid touching your face and always perform hand hygiene before eating or touching your nose, mouth or eyes.

Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow. Dispose of used tissue properly.

Do not share food, drink, hookahs, vape pens and other products that can easily transmit the virus.

Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

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Physical Distancing

Maintain the CDC recommended 6 foot physical distance from others, even when face coverings and masks are in use.

Avoid crowding in elevators. Take the stairs when feasible.

Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.

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Face Coverings

Face coverings are required in all campus buildings. Any student who intentionally violates a face-covering mandate may be referred for education and/or disciplinary action, if necessary.

Students who have documented conditions that could be exacerbated by wearing face coverings should submit an application to become registered with the Student Disability Resource Center. Students who become registered with the SDRC will be entitled to reasonable accommodations that may help mitigate issues caused by face coverings mandates.

Policy UNIV 3.04 Communicable Disease Outbreak Mitigation Measures [pdf] includes specific directives concerning the need and use for face coverings on campus.

All students will receive one university reusable face covering which will be available at the Information Desk during the first week of classes. Additionally, the bookstore will have face coverings for sale.

 

 


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