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COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions

The guidelines announced on June 4 update mask and testing guidelines as summer programming continues at University facilities across the state. The University’s COVID-19 mitigation measures will continue to be adjusted as conditions warrant. Currently, positivity rates in our region and across the state continue to fall and the number of individuals with immunity increases.

This guidance is based on currently available data and on the recommendations of public health experts and is subject to evolve as conditions continue to change.

Updated guidance for the Fall semester will be provided later this summer.

MASKS AND FACE COVERINGS

  • Are masks or face coverings required in Clemson facilities?

    Masks are optional in all University facilities* and outdoor areas. The University strongly encourages the use of face coverings in instructional areas (classrooms, instructional labs) and research labs.

    *Face coverings remain required in medical facilities (Redfern Health Center, Sullivan Center, etc.) and on public transportation (CATBus, TigerTransit).

  • Can I still wear a face covering if I choose?

    Yes, any individual who wants to wear a face covering should feel welcomed to do so.

  • In what areas are face coverings still required for everyone?

    Face coverings remain required in medical facilities (Redfern Health Center, Sullivan Center, etc.) and on public transportation (CATBus, TigerTransit).

  • Why are face coverings encouraged in classrooms and labs?

    Classrooms and labs are confined spaces with individuals likely to be a combination of vaccinated and unvaccinated. Based upon recent CDC and DHEC guidance, and the current infection and vaccination rates on campus and in our surrounding communities, Clemson’s public health experts encourage wearing masks in classrooms and labs to minimize the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks and disruptions to instructional delivery due to quarantine requirements.

VACCINATIONS

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

  • Is physical distancing still required in University facilities?

    Yes. Given the mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated people on campus, our public health experts recommend that we continue physical distancing at this time. We will continue to assess this based on evolving recommendations from the CDC, DHEC and our public health team.