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COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Dashboard

Members of the University community have legitimate interest in information about the status of COVID-19 in our area. The objective of this reporting is to provide timely surveillance data so that members of the University community can make informed decisions about their behaviors, while being aware of any associated risk. Sources of data displayed in the dashboard include 1) tests conducted through Clemson’s required surveillance testing program, 2) tests obtained clinically at the University’s Medical Centers, and 3) tests uploaded to the University’s COVID-19 Test Result Upload Tool. Additional detail is provided in the footnotes.  

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  1. Testing data includes COVID-19 test results uploaded by students and university employees prior to return for spring semester, mandatory return-to-residence hall testing for on-campus students, weekly surveillance testing of students and employees, and voluntary testing of students and employees (includes those tested due to symptoms, contract tracing, or other reasons).
  2. Due to Clemson’s rigorous testing strategies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, students and employees were tested frequently throughout the Fall semester through multiple laboratories, resulting in several reporting methods to the University and the duplication of some results. 
  3. Before finalizing and archiving the Fall dashboard, the University worked to identify and validate test results to ensure it accurately reflects numbers from June 1, 2020 until December 26, 2020. A total of 19,690 duplicate test results were removed, reducing the overall percent positive from 3.8% to 3.7%.  
  4. As of January 6, 2021, the numbers on the University’s Fall dashboard have been updated to reflect the removal of duplicate test results. 
  5. Results uploaded to the University’s COVID-19 Test Result Upload Tool accepted after January 6, 2021 will not be included in the numbers for the Fall dashboard.