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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Summer 2021 Testing Information

If you are not yet fully vaccinated, getting tested for COVID-19 helps keep our campus community, as well as our city, safer. Medical experts and research have established the vital role that regular and ongoing testing has in limiting the spread of COVID-19 within communities. That’s why UofSC has established a testing program for students, faculty and staff. Here’s what you need to know.

Required Testing for 2021 Summer Sessions

Thanks to the Gamecock community's compliance with the Spring 2021 testing program, the university successfully maintained low incidence of COVID-19 throughout the semester. While required monthly testing for unvaccinated individuals  will resume for Fall 2021, the small number of people on campus over the summer means testing will be different. The weekly testing schedule will continue to be updated. 

Consistent with university policy, any individual intentionally violating testing requirements will be referred to student or employee disciplinary processes.

Students

Students who are not yet fully vaccinated and are registered for at least one face-to-face or hybrid class must get tested 3-5 days before returning to campus.

  • May 10 return date: get tested between May 5 and May 9, or present positive results from PCR or antigen tests from between February 10 and May 9.
  • June 1 return date: get tested between May 27 and May 31, or present positive results from PCR or antigen tests from between March 3 and May 31.
  • June 21 return date: get tested between June 16 and June 20, or present positive results from PCR or antigen tests from between March 23 and June 20.

Students can be tested on campus and the results will automatically be recorded. If you get tested off campus, you must upload the results through your MyHealthSpace portal.

Students who have been fully vaccinated (received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine) are exempt from testing requirements. You must upload your completed vaccination card to MyHealthSpace to be exempt.

 

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff who are not yet fully vaccinated and who are returning to campus for the first time are required to get tested 3 to 5 days before their return, or present positive results from PCR or antigen tests from within 90 days of their return.

Those who are not yet fully vaccinated and who will regularly be on campus during the summer months are strongly encouraged to be tested at least once per month. 

Faculty and staff members who have been fully vaccinated (received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine) are exempt from testing requirements. Be sure to upload your completed vaccination card to MyHealthSpace.

 

Student Health Services will continue to provide appointments for students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated. We highly encourage you to make an appointment to get vaccinated even if you have already had COVID-19. If you are off campus, see where you can get vaccinated in your community.

 

COVID-19 Questions

For any questions or concerns about coronavirus that have not been addressed on this page, please contact us using the form below.


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