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Clemson extends mask requirement through Oct. 8


The University continues to evaluate all public health data as it mitigates the prevalence of COVID-19. A review of infection rates (approximately 1%) indicates Clemson’s rigorous testing strategy combined with its current mask mandate is having the desired positive effect.

After a thorough analysis of COVID-19 trends in the community, Clemson’s leadership has decided to extend (without interruption) the mask mandate through October 8. 

Clemson will continue to require masks in all its statewide buildings including classrooms, instructional facilities, offices, labs, and residential and dining halls except while eating or in private spaces. 

Masks were shown in models to a have significant impact on curbing the spread of the virus and correspondingly enhances our ability to stay in person. Clemson will continue to review trends in the community and based on the data will modify its strategy accordingly. 

Access the University’s Mask and Face Coverings FAQs.