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COVID-19 testing update; location change and expanded testing hours


Clemson University’s COVID-19 mitigation strategy continues to rely on individuals’ awareness of and commitment to their own health and to the health of all Tigers and the greater community.

Faculty, staff and students are asked to note that effective February 20, 2023, the following changes and updates to the University’s COVID-19 testing:

Change of Testing Site

The University will continue to provide free saliva-based COVID-19 PCR testing for all faculty, staff and students but the testing site is transitioning. After February 20, testing will no longer be at Littlejohn Coliseum and is being moved to the back loading dock at Redfern Health Center (see map). To facilitate the transition and build awareness of the change, between February 6 and February 17, testing will be offered at both locations.

Ample signage will help those getting tested to locate the new testing site.

Parking at Redfern Health Center

It is recommended that employees getting tested park in the E-1 Hendrix Student Center parking lot (see map) to access Redfern Health Center. Students can park in designated Redfern parking spots (these parking spots are numbered and say ‘Reserved’), in any student designated parking or in metered parking in the E-1 Hendrix Student Center parking lot and pay the meter.

Expanded Testing Hours

Testing hours have been expanded and are as follows:

Mondays – 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesdays – 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesdays – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursdays – 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fridays – 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Testing Process

The testing process remains unchanged. Testers will use the same QR code and results will be shared with testers via text or email.

If you test positive, isolate yourself immediately. If you are an employee, inform your supervisor.  You do not need to upload your test or contact the Sullivan Center.  If you are a student, utilize the Notification of Absence tool.  You should follow CDC guidelines for isolation requirements.  If you are at elevated risk for severe disease, contact your healthcare provider to discuss whether treatment is appropriate for you.

If an employee you supervise tests positive for COVID-19, ensure they enter appropriate leave requests and advise them to follow CDC guidelines for isolation.

Community Testing

Throughout the pandemic, Clemson University partnered with the community to offer testing and test processing for community members, which is in keeping with the University’s land grant mission. With the availability of home tests, the volume of testing at Nettles Park was reviewed, and after February 17, 2023, community testing will no longer be offered.