COVID-19 Resources for Staff and Faculty

This webpage connects employees with tools and resources related to COVID-19. Additional information is available on the University’s Healthy Clemson: United as Tigers site.

Workspace Evaluation Resources

The University has developed a resource for determining safe occupancy of spaces which can be used by supervisors, Building Security Coordinators (BSCs) and other employees.

If there are remaining questions about workspaces, the supervisor, BSC or employee may request a recommendation from Occupational and Environmental Safety (OES) and University Facilities by filling out an online service request.

Sick or Exposed?

Follow instructions on the COVID-19 Medical Guidance if you are sick, experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, if you have tested positive for COVID-19, if you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or if you have been exposed to someone who was exposed to COVID-19.

Employee Support

Clemson’s Employee Assistance Program is a resource for all employees and their families, including spouses, dependents, and other household members.

The 2021 Employee Wellness Series provides employees with helpful information and skill building opportunities focused on a variety of mental health topics.

The Caregivers Support Task Force maintains a list of area caregiving services accessible for anyone with Clemson University credentials. Accessing the document requires readers to use DUO two-factor authentication.

Additional Resources

Employee Leave FAQ

Yes. If an employee or a qualifying family member contracts COVID-19, it may constitute a “serious health condition” under the FMLA and a resulting leave of absence may be FMLA qualifying if the employee meets the other requirements to be covered by the FMLA. However, the FMLA generally does not cover staying home to avoid becoming sick.

The provisions of the FMLA do not, however, apply to leave taken because a child’s school or place of care is closed, or the child care provider is unavailable.

Yes. The University can advance up to 15 workdays of additional sick leave to leave-eligible employees in extenuating circumstances, which includes contracting COVID-19 or being quarantined as a result of potential COVID-19 exposure.

Yes. If a health professional recommends quarantine for an employee who accrues leave, or the employee is required to quarantine based on University protocol, the employee can use accrued sick leave.

Employees are encouraged to be vaccinated during lunch breaks, outside of work hours or onsite, if available. If an employee is unable to receive the vaccine during non-work hours or to make up the work time missed to receive the vaccine, the employee will be required to use sick leave, annual leave or compensatory time for their time away from work.

Contact HR

Clemson University 
Office of Human Resources

108 Perimeter Rd,
Clemson, SC 29634

Phone: 864.656.2000
Fax: 864.656.4672

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