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COVID-19 Guidance and Campus Resources

Clemson University’s COVID-19 mitigation strategy relies on individuals’ awareness and commitment to their own health and to the health of all Tigers and the greater community. The following resources and recommendations, which are aligned with CDC guidelines, are provided to help each of us manage our own health and protect the health of others.

Steps to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

IF SICK, it is recommended that you...

  • Stay home, except to obtain medical care.
  • Separate yourself from other individuals, including those in your home.
  • Monitor your symptoms.
  • Take a COVID-19 test.
  • Wear a high-quality mask around others.

IF POSITIVE, please...

  • Isolate for a minimum of five full days to prevent spread.
  • Refer to CDC guidance for more detailed instructions.
  • If you are at high risk for severe illness, contact your healthcare provider.
  • Employees, notify your supervisor and enter appropriate sick leave.
  • Students, complete a Notification of Absence.

IF EXPOSED it is recommended that you...

  • Wear a mask when around others for 10 days.
  • Get tested immediately if symptomatic or if it has been 5 full days after your last exposure and you do not have symptoms.
  • Monitor symptoms for 10 full days; test again if symptoms develop.

Campus Resources and Information

FREE COVID-19 Testing

The University will continue to provide saliva-based COVID-19 PCR testing at Redfern Health Center, available to students, faculty and staff Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:15 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. First time testers need to establish their QR code. There are other COVID-19 testing options throughout the state. At-home COVID-19 test kits are widely available at pharmacies and are usually covered by your health insurance. Individuals who feel they cannot walk up to the test site should call 864-656-3566 for assistance.

Processing COVID tests takes 24-48 hours. Consider the timing of testing when traveling, etc.

COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in preventing severe infection. Redfern Health Center offers the Moderna vaccine to students. Click here to schedule an appointment. Faculty, staff and students can visit the SCDHEC Vax Locator or to locate vaccine options within the local community and throughout South Carolina.

Health Resources

Students should contact Redfern Health Center at 864-656-2233. Employees should contact their primary care provider for medical advice. If they don’t have a primary care provider, they may contact the Sullivan Center at 864-656-3076. MUSC Health and Redfern Health Center offer an easy-to-use 24/7 virtual urgent care service for Clemson University and Bridge to Clemson students who are physically present in the state of South Carolina. Clemson Rural Health is a service available to all State Health Plan members. Graduate students in the Greenville area may take advantage of MUSC and BRIO internal Medicine. 

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911.