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Health Advisories

CORONAVIRUS | March 2020

As the international business school at the University of South Carolina, the Darla Moore School of Business is working closely with campus officials to monitor the current outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), which is spreading quickly worldwide. This new virus causes mild to moderate respiratory illness and, in some cases, serious medical complications. The University of South Carolina is working with the SC DHEC (DHEC) and the CDC to actively monitor this developing situation and potential impact to our campus community.

The Moore School is asking that all students, faculty and staff who are traveling both within the U.S. and internationally to regularly monitor the CDC website for updates prior to finalizing your travel plans and follow the tips below.

After returning from travel, travelers should monitor their health. If they traveled somewhere that has a novel coronavirus outbreak and develop a fever, cough or breathing issues, they should contact their health care provider immediately for instructions. Student travelers may also call 803-777-3175 or go online to to schedule an appointment. They should indicate whether they have traveled to an area with an outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus.

Student, Faculty and Staff Resources

Campus and University Updates

Visit the UofSC Coronavirus web page for the most up-to-date information regarding classes, events and more.

Study Abroad

Visit the UofSC Study Abroad page for the latest updates.


Students, faculty or staff traveling to a country with a CDC Travel Warning - Level 3 or an area experiencing widespread or sustained transmission of COVID-19 will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return at their permanent residence or at an off-campus location before they can return to campus. To learn more about the coronavirus and safety procedures, visit the Coronavirus General FAQs page.

Travelers could also be subject to assessment by federal health officials at airports upon re-entry into the U.S. or restricted travel within your community by South Carolina health officials.

For questions or more information, contact  Student Health Services.


  • Monitor travel alerts daily.
  • Visit the CDC website for any travel alerts
  • Read any alerts for travelers from the State Department.
  • Do not travel if you are sick.

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for more than 20 seconds

  • Especially after using the restroom, touching public items, coughing, sneezing, and before touching your face and eating
  • If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand rub (hand sanitizer) that is 60% alcohol or greater
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you must, wash your hands beforehand 

Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.

  • If using a tissue, immediately throw the tissue away; do not store them in your pocket

Avoid public transport as much as possible.

  • Confined spaces such as buses, trains, subways, and airplanes may put you at a higher risk of infection

Thoroughly cook animal products before consuming them.

  • Maintain situational awareness while traveling in public—i.e. be aware of your surroundings (including people who are sick) and try to distance yourself as appropriate
  • Avoid areas that you feel might make your more likely to be exposed
  • Know how to get local information about the situation, as these situations can rapidly evolve
  • Be aware that you may be quarantined upon entry/departure if traveling
  • Practice social distancing: stay at least 2 meters (6 feet) away from you and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. You can inhale droplets that contain the virus if you are close to someone who is coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid spitting in public
  • Avoid close contact and travel with animals
  • Avoid unnecessary contact with people and highly touched surfaces (i.e. shaking hands, doorknobs, others’ phones, public computers)
  • Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and a slightly runny nose, until you recover
  • If you develop a fever, cough, and are having difficulty breathing, seek medical care early. This may be signs of a respiratory infection or another serious condition. Call ahead to ensure that you are going to the most appropriate health facility
  •  If you have been advised to quarantine yourself at home by a medical provider or local government body, follow the guidance given to you

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