Clemson to offer free COVID testing for surrounding community

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Clemson University today finalized details to offer free COVID-19 testing opportunities for a limited number of members of the surrounding community. Clemson has been among the nation’s leaders in COVID testing throughout the fall semester, and with increased capacity as a result of commitments from South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and the General Assembly, the University is in a position to offer free testing as in-person classes for the semester have been completed.

“We appreciate the financial commitment from Governor McMaster and the General Assembly to develop our on-campus CLIA lab, which played a critical role in our ability to conduct a successful Fall Semester,” President Jim Clements said. “With the majority of our students away from campus now, we are excited to offer this testing opportunity for our community.”

The University, along with testing facilitator Rymedi and the on-campus saliva testing lab, will provide PCR saliva tests daily beginning Monday, Dec. 7 through Friday, Dec. 18. Registration for testing is mandatory prior to arrival. The online registration portal, along with additional information, is available HERE (tig.rs/community-testing). The initial capacity will be 150 tests per day, and members of the community who find their preferred testing window unavailable should check back periodically, as testing capacity is anticipated to increase.

Parking will be available in any orange space in the C-3 lot (Lot 5 for football parking, it is located between Perimeter Road and the west side of Memorial Stadium). Members of the community should follow signage for the “Purple Zone” and a detailed map is available HERE.

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