The University of South Carolina's path forward in the fight against COVID-19 needs
your support to be successful. Learn about how the university is changing to mitigate
the effects of the pandemic and what you can do to help. We'll continue to update
this information as changes occur.
Updated July 8 at 7 p.m.
Students, faculty and staff who are returning to campus in Phase 2 (June 22-July 13)
or Phase 3 (July 14-Aug 3) of the university’s
Return-to-Work Plan are strongly encouraged to get a COVID-19 diagnostic test. Appointments must be scheduled
in advance by using the appropriate form below.
The College of Pharmacy, in partnership with our research and healthcare professionals,
are working to perfect a saliva test that can identify the virus.
Beginning July 9, we’ll be testing this new approach alongside traditional swab tests. If you haven’t yet been tested, please consider making an appointment to get a swab test, and then please also participate in the saliva screen. By doing this side-by-side
comparative analysis, we can gather the data necessary to receive approval to implement
saliva testing as an additional form of approved COVID testing.
On-campus diagnostic testing clinics are scheduled on July 8, 9, 10, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center for
Health and Well-Being. Tests will be done as self-administered nasal swabs. Schedule your on-campus appointment. The university has updated the campus
face covering guidance. Face coverings will now be required in all campus buildings, with exceptions for
residence hall rooms, private offices or while eating in campus dining facilities.
University leadership held a
virtual town hall for faculty and staff on July 7, and the recording is now available. Microsoft Support has instructions about closed captioning.
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The university’s Risk Mitigation Plan highlights the new policies, plans and schedules
to help address the challenges that COVID-19 has brought to our campus. Download the Risk Mitigation Plan [pdf]