ProtectPC Pledge | COVID-19 | Presbyterian College | Clinton SC

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The entire Blue Hose family has a critical role in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Demonstrate your commitment to keeping our community in good health by taking the pledge and making the promise to look out for each other. Also, watch our latest video  to learn how we can all work together.

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.

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As of  9:37 a.m. on Tuesday, August 11, the College can confirm the following

  • Out of Class, Gatherings, and RSO Guidelines »
  • Move-in begins on August 10, 2020. Students MUST register to move in. If you haven’t done so already, please sign up for a day and time to move in. Returning students can go here to sign up for move-in, and new students can go here to sign up for move-in.
    • Monitor your temperature and symptoms beginning today and continue every day including the day you arrive on campus. Be sure to ask your two move-in helpers to monitor themselves too! Don’t come to campus if:
      • You have a fever
      • You have been exposed to anyone with Covid-19 in the last 14 days
      • You have been out of the US in the last 14 days
      • You have any of these symptoms related to Covid-19
        • cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever of 100.4° or more, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new GI symptoms, and/or loss of taste or smell.
      • Contact us at campuslife@presby.edu if you have any of the above conditions so that we can arrange an alternative date for your arrival.
    •  Be sure to pack face coverings, plenty of soap and hand sanitizer (if desired), and cleaning products for baths and hard surfaces. Of course, you‘ll be expected to wear your face coverings. We’re stepping up cleaning protocols in the public areas of campus. Your residence hall room, bathroom, and/or apartment will need special cleaning attention from you this fall as well.
    • On your scheduled day to arrive on campus, come to the area between the library and Richardson Hall for a health screening before going into the library for First Day Ready check-in. Please put on your face mask before you get out of your car. The first step in First Day Ready is a health screening. All students and helpers must pass the health screening to continue with check-in and move-in.
  • Classes in the undergraduate program and the pharmacy program for Fall 2020 will begin on August 17, 2020.
  • 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.
  • It is important that you watch for emails from the faculty this week outlining their plans: many classes will be in person, and many more will be in hybrid form.
  • In classes, you will need to do what is required related to the use of masks, face coverings, physical distancing, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • The Hooding Ceremony for the School of Pharmacy has been cancelled.
  • Baccalaureate Service has been rescheduled to Friday, October 2. The 137th Commencement has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 3. These dates are tentative.
  • Greenville Dining Hall is operating on a limited schedule for students arriving early. Operations will resume for all students on Monday, Aug. 10.
  • 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 for business, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 pm.
  • All non-essential domestic and international travel by faculty and staff has been suspended.
  • There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at PC.
  • There are 524 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Clinton.
  • There are 1,335 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Laurens County.
  • There are 100,431 confirmed positives in S.C., according to S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

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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.

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