UPDATED QUARANTINE GUIDANCE FOR VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS
Clemson leadership, in conjunction with public health experts, announced today individuals who are fully vaccinated and have uploaded documented proof of vaccination through the upload tool are no longer required to quarantine while asymptomatic if exposed to a known positive case. Fully vaccinated individuals will still be required to isolate if they test positive.
Isolation and quarantine procedures will continue for those not vaccinated. Individuals exposed to a known positive must quarantine for seven days. At day seven, if there are no symptoms, individuals can “test out” of quarantine.
Further consideration for adjustments to testing frequency and social distancing guidelines continue to be evaluated as more members of the University population become vaccinated.
MODERNA VACCINE AVAILABLE THROUGH REDFERN HEALTH CENTER
Redfern Health Center will offer a vaccine clinic 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday-Friday, April 22-23, and Monday-Wednesday, April 26-28. A limited supply of 500 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are available to students, employees and members of the community.
The vaccine will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis; individuals will need to follow the link provided in an ensuing email from the CDC (VAMS@cdc.gov). The Moderna vaccine is administered in two doses, with the second available four weeks later. Registered individuals should plan to be in the Clemson area Thursday-Friday, May 20-21 and Monday-Wednesday, May 24-26 to receive the second dose.
Individuals must have an appointment to receive the vaccine; walk-in appointments are not accepted and cannot be booked online or in-person at Redfern. Parking is available for Clemson permit-holders in front of Redfern or in metered spots for non-permit holders in the Hendrix Student Center lot.
The Moderna vaccine is approved under emergency use authorization through the FDA for ages 18 and up. Individuals who presently have a moderate to severe acute illness, or are allergic to any ingredient in an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (such as Polyethylene Glycol) are not eligible to receive the vaccine. Everyone must wait 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine for observation, so please plan accordingly. Vaccines may not be given to those receiving another vaccine 14 days before or after the COVID vaccine.
OTHER VACCINATION APPOINTMENT OPTIONS
Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are encouraged to secure vaccination appointments at locations in their communities. Individuals can find available appointments throughout the state through the DHEC vaccine locator at – https://vaxlocator.dhec.sc.gov.
Additionally, Prisma Health has reported available appointment times at its vaccine locations. More details on Prisma Health Vaccine Sites is available here: https://lp.prismahealth.org/prisma-health-vaccination-sites/?_ga=2.255681224.1386610745.1618882651-949062508.1612385020