Campus Health Notice: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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We recognize the coronavirus situation is challenging, frustrating and concerning for everyone in the PC community as well as those looking to visit campus. The COVID-19 working group on campus continues to meet regularly to address factors as they develop. This page is dedicated to keeping you informed with the latest information we have available.
- Updated FAQ: What should I do if I think I have been exposed to someone with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19? »
- COVID Cases »
- The last day of fall term classes is Friday, November 20.
- Fall term exams will be held from Sunday, November 22 to Wednesday, November 25.
- Classes for the Spring 2021 term will start on Monday, January 25.
- The Thomason library opens Monday, Aug. 17 for those in the PC community only. The 24-hour study area is open to PC graduate students only after hours.
- The mail center is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 pm.
- All non-essential domestic and international travel by faculty and staff has been suspended.
Active Student Cases
PC is taking precautions that support healthy learning, living and work environments. Although community members are expected to commit to responsible, personal efforts to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, we recognize that we will have students who become ill for a variety of reasons during any semester.
Active cases represent those who have tested positive and currently are in isolation. The data will be updated on weekdays by 11 a.m.
Active cases 16
Cumulative cases 88
Cumulative PC count started in August 2020
For information on the prevalence of COVID-19 in Clinton and in Laurens County, visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).
Take Steps to Prevent Illness
Since there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends protecting yourself by cleaning your hands often and avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
You can protect others by:
- Staying home if you’re sick
- Covering coughs and sneezes
- Wearing a facemask in public settings
- Practicing social distancing (stay at least 6 feet from other people)
- Cleaning and disinfecting
Please visit the CDC’s page on Steps to Prevent Illness for more information.