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COVID-19

If You Test Positive For COVID-19

If you have been tested and are awaiting results, please follow the instructions from your health care provider and avoid others.

If you test positive for COVID-19, please isolate at home immediately, avoid contact with others, complete the steps below.

Students

  • If you’ve just tested positive, please be sure to start your isolation and upload your test result on the COVID-19 Test Result Upload Tool if you were tested anywhere besides main campus. Clearance for return to campus is required. Redfern will complete this as you approach the end of your isolation timeframe.
  • An individual from Redfern Health Center will contact you to walk you through the next steps and the isolation process for your situation.
  • For on-campus residents: Once Redfern has contacted you, Clemson Home will reach out. You may remain in your assigned residential space, but please stay apart from others as much as possible and wear face coverings until you receive further guidance.
  • While you’re awaiting next steps, review Housing's Isolation and Quarantine Checklist to start gathering items you'll need.
  • For off-campus residents, please isolate in your residence and stay apart from others as much as possible, while continuing to wear face coverings as usual.
  • Expect a call from a contact tracer – please cooperate with these efforts as they are key to the success of efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in the Clemson community.
  • If isolation is required, academic instructors should be notified of absence through the Notification of Absence system.

Employees

  • Contact your supervisor.
  • Employees provide your supervisor details regarding University-owned buildings and rooms you have occupied the two days prior to experiencing symptoms, or the two days prior to your test date.
  • If you are notified of a positive result by Rymedi, the University’s third-party vendor, you will be contacted by Joseph F. Sullivan Center Medical Surveillance team to discuss isolation as soon as possible.
  • If you test positive at any other location, please upload the result through the University’s COVID-19 Test Result Upload Tool. In response to the upload, you will be contacted by Joseph F. Sullivan Center Medical Surveillance team to discuss isolation as soon as possible.
  • What to expect if you test positive for COVID through REMYDI or upload positive test results from non-Clemson source.
    • You will receive a call from Joseph F Sullivan Center COVID management staff to provide you with guidance on Isolation, including:
    • Inform you supervisor.
    • Isolate yourself at home or elsewhere and do not return to work for 10 days.
    • ID badge access will be turned off until isolation completed.
    • If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
    • Monitor your symptoms.
    • Call emergency services if you experience trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, or bluish lips or face.
    • On tenth day of isolation, you will receive a call from COVID management team for symptom evaluation and potential release based on responses. Once released you will receive an automated email confirming release and ability to return to Clemson properties to work. At the same time your badge access will be reinstated.

Contractors and visitors

  • Notify your University point of contact.
    • Contractors and visitors provide your University point of contact details regarding University-owned buildings and rooms you have occupied the two days prior to experiencing symptoms or the two days prior to your test date.