Health and Wellness

The health and wellness of every individual on campus is our top priority. In order to make our return to campus as safe as possible, we will work together to implement safety precautions and maintain healthy habits. We pledge to uphold CDC, SCDHEC and other governmental guidelines to protect the campus community. The College strongly encourages all member sof the campus community to review CDC and SCDHEC guidelines including the following. Details can be found on the CDC site: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html and the SCDHEC site: https://www.scdhec.gov/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

  • Handwashing
  • Stop the Spread of Germs
  • Face Covering

Social distancing is required while on campus

Students, faculty and staff must always make every effort to maintain at least six feet or more between people and to limit the time of potential exposure to coronavirus, to reduce viral loads.

Face coverings are required at all times while on campus

The College will provide at least one reusable face covering to ALL students, faculty and staff and will make available training/guidance on proper use, removal and washing of reusable face coverings. You may also learn more at How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings

Exceptions to wearing a face covering include:

  • If you are working outside or in a private office and can guarantee six feet or more of social distancing.
  • If you are in your assigned, on-campus residence hall space.
  • If you are actively eating. Please note that wearing a face covering and social distancing will be required in dining halls.
  • If an individual requires reasonable accommodations, per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) https://www.ada.gov/ada_intro.htm, a reasonable accommodation can be provided.
  • If a person is actively having trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove their face covering without assistance; or if the face covering presents or exacerbates another hazard or condition.
  • For disability accommodations:

The College encourages the continued use of virtual interactions for meetings and other gatherings.

Personal hygiene precautions and sanitation

  • Wash hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and warm water. If soap and water are not available, frequently use enough hand sanitizer with at least a 60% alcohol content to rub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • Campus wide sanitization stations will be installed in high-traffic areas.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow, not hands.
  • Properly discard used tissues and paper towels.
  • Stay at home if you are sick, have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone with the COVID-19 virus.
  • Large academic, administrative and residence buildings will have clearly marked pedestrian traffic flow patterns to limit personal contact when moving about buildings.
  • Elevators will be marked with signs displaying limited occupancy and usage.

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