Spring COVID-19 testing update
By Jeff Stensland, email@example.com, 803-777-3686
After more than two years of mass testing on campus, beginning in January 2023 the university will discontinue mass testing and modify infectious disease mitigation strategies to treat COVID-19. This decision is based on the wide availability of COVID-19 vaccinations, boosters and home test kits in the community as well as declining demand for on-campus testing.
Faculty and staff insured through the State Health Plan can receive up to eight free COVID-19 test kits per month from participating pharmacies. Students also can obtain testing kits from the Student Health pharmacy, and those who are seen by a physician in the Center for Health and Well-Being may be tested depending on their symptoms.
COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, as well as flu vaccines, will still be available this spring for students, faculty and staff at the Center for Health Well-Being.
The university continues to coordinate with local and state health agencies and will monitor COVID-19 on campus throughout the spring semester.
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