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COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing Information

Testing Landscape

The COVID-19 testing landscape continues to evolve, with new and effective possibilities emerging nearly daily. The University will continually update this page with the latest information available. 

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Types of Tests Accepted

A negative test collected within five days of arrival. Accepted prearrival tests include: 

  • PCR Nasal, Nasopharyngeal, or Saliva Test  

For proof of previous infection, the University will accept the following tests collected within the previous 90 days:

  • a COVID-19 positive PCR test (via nasal, nasopharyngeal, throat, saliva) OR
  • a COVID-19 positive antigen test.

Note: All uploaded positive test results that are more than 10 days old must be accompanied by a clearance letter from a health care provider.

*The University will not accept a serological antibody test at this time.

The University will provide testing on main campus, and individuals can get tested at any other location of their choice. If not tested through the University using the Rymedi platform, individuals must upload their results via the COVID-19 Test Upload Tool. Detailed information about the types of accepted tests are delineated in the tool.

Testing Locations

Clemson’s Main Campus  - Littlejohn Coliseum

Testing coordinated by Rymedi will be conducted at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Testing is available on campus for student and employees. Individuals should use the University’s registration page to sign up for a free test. Locations and hours will be updated continuously on the testing registration site.

Testing Parking

Faculty and staff are encouraged to walk or take the Orange Route shuttle to Littlejohn Coliseum. Employees with current employee parking decals may park in any green or orange parking spaces near Littlejohn Coliseum. Non-resident students with valid permits may park in open orange spaces. Resident students are encouraged to walk or to take the Orange Route shuttle to Littlejohn Coliseum.

Upon parking or exiting the shuttle, attendees should access the testing center on the southeast corner (corner closest Memorial Stadium).

  • ADA-only parking is available onsite. If you have any ADA questions or concerns, please contact the University Call Center at 864-365-0555 or covidquestions@clemson.edu for assistance.


Greenville Area Testing

In addition to DHEC sites, testing is available in Greenville for Clemson students, faculty and staff at the CU-ICAR campus and Greenville ONE.

CU-ICAR: 5 Research Dr., Greenville, SC ­ TD Gallery

  • Monday and Thursday, 12-3 p.m.

CH Nursing Building: 605 Grove Rd., Greenville, SC – Lobby

  • Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Greenville ONE: 1 N. Main St., Greenville SC – 5th floor lobby

  • Monday through Thursday, 4-6 p.m.

Registration for all testing is required. Please make sure the test time selected is associated with the correct location.


Statewide Locations

Visit this site to find DHEC’s available testing locations around the state.

Ongoing Testing Requirements

As the semester begins, the University will require weekly (students) and bi-weekly (employees) testing for all – regardless of vaccination status. The testing requirements will be effective in correlation to pre-semester testing. For instance, if a student or employee receives a move-in or pre-semester test on August 10, the next test must be taken within 7 days (by August 17) for students or within 14 days (by August 24) for employees.

The University will utilize pre-semester and ongoing testing data and will adjust and update the testing requirements as the semester proceeds.

  • Students enrolled at main campus, CU-ICAR and Greenville ONE

    Regardless of vaccination status, residential and non-residential students enrolled in classes on main campus and at CU-ICAR are required to submit a negative COVID-19 test within every seven days – either by testing onsite with Rymedi or uploading documentation in the COVID-19 Test Result Upload Tool.

    **Students do not need to be tested within 90 days of previous infection with proper information regarding positive test result.

  • Faculty and staff at main campus, CU-ICAR and Greenville ONE

    Regardless of vaccination status, faculty and staff working on main campus, CU-ICAR and Greenville ONE are required to submit a negative COVID-19 test within every 14 days – either by testing onsite with Rymedi or uploading documentation in the COVID-19 Test Result Upload Tool.

    **Employees do not need to be tested within 90 days of previous infection with proper information regarding positive test result.

  • Statewide Extension employees

    Clemson Extension will adopt a uniform testing strategy effective September 24, 2021.

    Regardless of vaccination status, Extension faculty and staff are required to submit a negative COVID-19 test collected within every 14 days – by uploading documentation in the COVID-19 Test Result Upload Tool.

    DHEC has provided saliva test kits for easy access to testing. However, shipping and processing will take time and may delay posting of results. Therefore, it’s best for employees to submit a saliva test through the Extension office each Friday.

  • Emeritus Faculty

    Regardless of vaccination status, emeritus faculty accessing University facilties including the Emeritus College located in Pendleton, S.C., are required to submit a negative COVID-19 test within every 14 days – either by testing onsite with Rymedi or uploading documentation in the COVID-19 Test Result Upload Tool.

  • On-campus testing availability

    COVID testing coordinated by Rymedi will be conducted at Littlejohn Coliseum.

    Faculty, staff and students can participate in required testing with Rymedi at both the CU-ICAR campus and Greenville ONE building.

    CU-ICAR: 5 Research Dr., Greenville, SC ­ TD Gallery

    • Monday and Thursday, 12-3 p.m.

    Greenville ONE: 1 N. Main St., Greenville SC – 5th floor lobby

    • Monday through Thursday, 4-6 p.m.

    CH Nursing Building: 605 Grove Rd., Greenville, SC – Lobby

    • Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

    Registration for testing is required, and detailed schedule information and instructions for obtaining QR codes are available through Clemson’s testing information page.

    Rymedi QR code

    For those registering for a test for the first time, please note it requires a two-step registration process. Upon registering for a day and time, you will be redirected to a Rymedi webpage to obtain your QR code. The QR code you obtain from your initial COVID-19 testing registration may be used as many times in the future as needed without re-registering for this code. As you arrive at the testing location, you will need to have your Rymedi QR code pulled up on your smartphone or printed out to check-in for testing. Testing cannot take place without this code.

    Testing Parking

    Faculty and staff are encouraged to walk or take the Orange Route shuttle to Littlejohn Coliseum. Employees with current employee parking decals may park in any green or orange parking spaces near Littlejohn Coliseum. Non-resident students with valid permits may park in open orange spaces. Resident students are encouraged to walk or to take the Orange Route shuttle to Littlejohn Coliseum.

    Upon parking or exiting the shuttle, attendees should access the testing center on the southeast corner (corner closest Memorial Stadium).

    • ADA-only parking is available onsite. If you have any ADA questions or concerns, please contact the University Call Center at 864-365-0555 or covidquestions@clemson.edu for assistance.
  • **Proof of previous infection details

    For proof of previous infection, the University will accept the following tests collected within the previous 90 days:

    • a COVID-19 positive PCR test (via nasal, nasopharyngeal, throat, saliva) OR
    • a COVID-19 positive antigen test. Note: All uploaded positive test results that are more than 10 days old must be accompanied by a clearance letter from a health care provider.

    *The University will not accept a serological antibody test at this time.

    The University will provide saliva testing and, upon request, nasal swab testing on the main campus and at CU-ICAR, and individuals can get tested at any other location of their choice. If not tested through the University using the Rymedi platform, individuals must upload their results via the COVID-19 Test Upload Tool.

Clearances

Staff at the Redfern and the Sullivan Health Centers will facilitate clearance once an isolation and quarantine period has been successfully completed.

  • Clearance letters from health care providers must be on official letterhead and include the student’s or employee’s full name.
  • If you do not have a health care provider, students may contact the Redfern Health Center at 864-656-3571 and employees should contact Sullivan Health Center at 864-986-1218.