At a Glance
- Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout campus buildings. We encourage every student to use these stations and to carry a personal supply. The University is prepared to refill personal bottles students bring to campus.
- Face coverings will be required in university buildings.
- Physical distancing guidelines should be followed in all settings and will be implemented in all campus facilities and buildings.
- Those who are not feeling well must not attend class or go to work.
- Students, faculty and staff will perform daily health self-monitoring through a digital tool connected to Prisma Health.
- The Student Health Services Office located in Reveal Residence Hall will assist students as the first point of contact for those with health-related issues. This office will coordinate campus communications for students who are being tested or that need to be isolated.
- Mitigation efforts will be implemented in keeping with S.C. DHEC Guidelines.
Face coverings provide protection for those around you from the droplets that are released from your mouth and nose. Droplets are released from normal respiratory functions such as sneezing, coughing, talking and breathing. The best way to provide a safe environment is to prevent the passing of droplets.
Whenever physical distancing is not possible and in university buildings, face coverings (masks) that completely cover the mouth and nose are required. Face masks will be provided at check in. Additional masks may be purchased in the Bruins Shop.
Individuals with a medical condition that would prevent them from wearing a face mask may receive an exemption with physician authorization. Special accommodations will be offered to high-risk individuals, identified by the CDC.
When possible and wherever practical, providing distances of 6 feet between you and others is the most effective means of protection. The six-foot distance can best be achieved if each person assumes a distance that is the length of their arm span plus the arm span of the other person.
Seating in classrooms and social areas has been adjusted to provide as much physical distancing as possible.