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Ongoing Operations

Ongoing Operations



Our aim is to keep our spaces safe, as well as the people who live and work in them. 

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Clemson does not require COVID-19 vaccines but strongly encourages anyone who wants and is able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to do so. You can read more about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines from the CDC and DHEC.

Clemson students, faculty, and staff across the state of South Carolina can voluntarily upload proof of their COVID-19 vaccination using the Upload Tool and are encouraged to do so.

De-identified data submitted through the upload tool will be used to assist University administration in continued health and safety planning. Identifiable data may be used to implement quarantine exceptions in accordance with CDC and DHEC guidelines.

Those seeking vaccine availability in South Carolina can use DHEC’s Vax Locator or to find a nearby vaccination site.

Masks and Face Coverings

Face coverings will remain required in instructional spaces, research labs, medical facilities (including testing sites), and on public transportation.

While masks are not required in other areas – including Cooper Library and office spaces – they remain strongly encouraged in settings where gatherings and group interactions take place indoors.

Masks were shown in our models to a have significant impact on curbing the spread of the virus and correspondingly enhances our ability to stay in person.

The University continues to evaluate all public health data as it mitigates the prevalence of COVID-19 while maximizing opportunities to continue in-person classes.

Physical Distancing

All University facilities, including instructional and research areas, will operate at full capacity. No physical distancing requirements will be in place at this time.


Cleaning processes have returned to pre-COVID-19 protocols, however cleaning standards are continuously reviewed. Should conditions warrant enhanced cleaning protocols, the University is prepared to quickly reestablish enhanced cleaning to reduce the spread of illness.