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COVID-19 Updates and Resources

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University to offer refunds for student fees

Clemson University officials continue to closely monitor COVID-19 and are actively engaged in daily planning in an effort to inform and reduce the risk to faculty, staff, students and visitors from the virus. As of today, April 1, at 3 p.m., the University can confirm the following:

  • Community spread is occurring within the state of South Carolina, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Clemson University's status is reflected in the box to the right.
  • Online instruction has been implemented through the remainder of the semester. In addition, no programs, events or activities will be held through May 8. Read more
  • All students, faculty and staff returning from international travel must contact University health services (864-656-2457) to undergo thorough medical screening.

COVID-19 STATUS at Clemson University

Community spread

Clemson University Emergency Operations Center


University officials are committed to providing ongoing, accurate information to our entire community through this site. Be aware of scams and misinformation. This site houses all important campus notifications, resources and latest news. Some of the resources include our glossary of terms, travel information and advisories, contact information for key offices, personal health recommendations and frequently asked questions.

Primary Contacts Phone
University Call Center (general inquiries) 864-365-0555
Redfern Health Center (medical - students) 864-656-3571
Joseph F. Sullivan Center (medical - faculty/staff) 864-986-1218
Emergency Management (University protocols) 864-656-9933
Office of Global Engagement (international programs) 864-656-2457
Business Continuity (mission critical functions) 864-656-9737
CCIT (IT assistance) 864-656-3494

Most Recent Campus Communications

Previous Updates

Keeping Yourself Healthy

Health Resources

Many health centers are continuing to increase the availability of testing for COVID-19. Please look into testing availability in your area or visit one of the following resources for more information:

Prisma Health
Medical University of South Carolina
Self Regional Medical Center

Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

Prepare now by helping to prevent spread of COVID-19. Individuals can lower the risk of transmission by consistently practicing simple, everyday non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs):

Travel Information

Current Advisories

U.S. Department of State

Guidance and Resources

All international travel has been suspended. The university has provided updated guidance and procedures for domestic travel as well.

  • All University-related travel is suspended through the end of the spring semester (at least May 8, 2020). Exceptions may be granted only through the high-risk travel appeal process previously established.
  • All future travel should be booked through the University's contracted travel agent (with the exception of registered independent student organizations).

University travel guidance

IT Resources for Working Remotely

CCIT Guide to Faculty, Staff and Students

Frequently Asked Questions


What do we currently know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

The global Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation is rapidly evolving and expanding. It has officially been classified as a pandemic, as determined by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020. Clemson University is closely monitoring the situation and has activated the Emergency Operations Center to coordinate a timely and cohesive response with a focus on safety and well-being for students, faculty, staff and guests.

How dangerous is it?

According to the CDC, the complete clinical picture with regard to COVID-19 is not fully understood. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild to severe, including illness resulting in death. Learn more about the symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Are there ways to prevent contracting the virus?

Please refer to non-pharmaceutical interventions suggested by the CDC. Get your flu vaccine; it's not too late to benefit from it. Students may still receive the vaccine at Redfern Health Center and employees can utilize their health plan.

What do I do if I have been exposed?

You should if possible find out if the individual has tested positive or not. You should then monitor yourself closely for symptoms and check your temperature twice daily. Testing is not indicated for asymptomatic but exposed individuals. It is also recommended that you self-isolate for 14 days after exposure. This includes avoiding trips to grocery stores or pharmacies. You should try to have others deliver supplies to you while avoiding all contact with others. If you develop symptoms, contact your healthcare provider for further advice.

How do I get tested?

The CDC is currently recommending that ONLY symptomatic patients be tested. Our local health department authorities are also requesting that we limit testing to hospitalized patients and healthcare providers or first responders at this time.

Should I wear a mask?

The CDC does not currently recommend the use of face masks for the general public to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?

Isolation is for people who are already sick. Quarantine is for people who are not sick, but may have been exposed. Download educational materials courtesy South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Can I use leave during self-quarantine or isolation at home?

Leave-eligible employees may use either sick or annual leave while being monitored or self-isolated. Employees must communicate with their supervisor regarding their absence from work. In addition, the provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) may provide an alternate or additional option for employees, even employees who are not normally eligible for paid leave.

Refunds - Community

What is being refunded?

The University is offering refunds for unused fees associated with parking permits and Campus Recreation membership fees.

How will members of the Clemson community receive their refund?

We are in the process of determining the most efficient way to process refunds for community members.

How are refunds calculated for community members?

Community members may have different start and end dates of their memberships and permits. Consequently, the specific calculation may vary. Generally, prorated refunds will begin March 23rd through the end of your agreement.

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