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University updates face covering and testing requirements


Based upon recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Clemson University officials announced today the following changes to face covering and testing requirements.


• For fully vaccinated** individuals, no mask requirement in university facilities except in instructional spaces (classrooms, labs).
• For those individuals who are not considered fully vaccinated, current requirements for face coverings remain in effect.
• Anyone who wants to wear a face covering regardless of their vaccination status is welcome to do so.
• No quarantine requirements following known exposure for fully vaccinated individuals.
• Current recommendations for physical distancing in University facilities remain in place.
• Events and large gatherings must continue to go through University protocols for approval.


• No mandatory testing requirements for fully vaccinated** individuals who have voluntarily uploaded proof of vaccine using the upload tool.
• Weekly testing requirements for individuals not fully vaccinated continue for main campus and CU-ICAR clearance. Pre-arrival testing and clearance required for other statewide locations.


Vaccinated individuals can upload proof of vaccine through the University’s upload tool. Vaccine upload status and clearance status can be found in the My.Clemson app and online here. Vaccines are not required but are encouraged, and more information can be found on the CDC and DHEC websites.


As further guidance and vaccination data becomes available, the University will continue to evaluate and update its health protocols.

Clemson’s leadership will continue to prioritize the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and community, and any adjustments to policy and procedures will be made in conjunction with internal and external public health experts.

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Visitors are welcome on Clemson’s campus and statewide facilities and are encouraged to follow the same guidance for face coverings and physical distancing described above.

**Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their last vaccination dose – either a second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Moderna and Pfizer); or 14 days after one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Other vaccines approved by the World Health Organization will be accepted through the Vaccine Upload Tool