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Clemson Moves Testing Cadence as COVID Cases Diminish


On Monday, Clemson University officials, in accordance with recommendations from public health experts, announced a change in testing frequency – moving from weekly to bi-weekly – for all students and employees.

As shown on University’s COVID dashboard, after an initial surge shortly after in-person classes began, the number of COVID cases detected – and the number of students in isolation and quarantine – have steadily declined over the past month. 


Beginning after the next required test, as shown on the COVID-19 Clearance Status Tool, student and employee testing for COVID-19 will move to every 14 days.

For example, an individual with a test due this Thursday, February 17, must get their test as scheduled. Following their Thursday test, the next due date will be Thursday, March 3.

University leadership will continue to monitor COVID-19 daily. These protocols will be reviewed weekly, with any updates provided soon thereafter based on the status of COVID-19 at that time. As always, should any significant developments occur in the meantime, the University will also issue guidance.