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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Messages to Our Campus Community

Read the messages regarding COVID-19 sent to our university community from university leaders.

Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors

Read the memo sent to HR and Business contacts outlining the plan to comply with Executive Order 14042, "Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors."

Executive Order for COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors

A message regarding President Biden's Executive Order 14042, "Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors."

Vaccine Boosters Now Available On Campus

University Health Services announces the availability of COVID-19 boosters on the Columbia campus.

City of Columbia Mask Ordinance in Effect

Read the memo that outlines the recently passed mask ordinance to all faculty, staff and students at the Columbia campus.

HEPA air filters being installed in classrooms across campus

Interim Provost Cutler's memo to faculty regarding the installation of HEPA air filters in classrooms.

Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Masks

Interim President Pastides reinstates the requirement to wear face coverings indoors while on campus.

New Fall 2021 Testing Requirements and Vaccine Rewards

Read the message from Interim President Pastides outlining the new Fall 2021 testing program and providing new information about the benefits of getting vaccinated.

Faculty guidance for classroom teaching

Interim Provost Cutler's memo to faculty regarding teaching in the Fall 2021 semester

Statement on UofSC Face Covering Policy

Interim President Pastides issues a statement on the university's updated face coverings policy.

Update to Fall 2021 COVID-19 Guidelines

Interim President Pastides issues an update to the Fall 2021 COVID-19 mitigation measures.

UofSC Fall 2021 COVID-19 Guidelines

Read the letter from Interim President Pastides to all Columbia campus students, faculty and staff about the mitigation plan for Fall 2021.

Summer 2021 mask guidelines

Read the new guidance from the Public Health Team about safety guidelines on campus.

Student vaccination eligibility announcement

President Caslen encourages students to get vaccinated now that they are eligible in South Carolina.

Return to the workplace mental health resources

Read President Caslen's message to faculty and staff as they return to the workplace.

UofSC Employee Return to the Workplace Update

Read the letter than Human Resources sent to UofSC faculty and staff about returning to the workplace.

COVID-19 Phase 1b Announcement

President Caslen shares the rollout plan for the next phase of the COVID-19 vaccine.

An Open Letter from President Caslen to the Columbia Community

In an open letter published in The State newspaper, President Caslen renews the university's commitment to responsibility going into spring 2021.

Return to Learn Plan and required testing info

Read the message to UofSC faculty and staff members from President Caslen kicking off 2021.

Required spring testing

Learn more from President Caslen about the new requirements for COVID-19 testing for the spring 2021 semester.

Know before you go

A message from President Caslen about the importance of students getting tested for COVID-19 before returning home for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Spring 2021 schedule

Our spring academic calendar will not include a traditional spring break. Instead, the schedule replaces the historical March spring break with an equivalent number of "wellness days" spread throughout the semester.

Student behavior after Auburn

Read President Caslen's message to students addressing the gathering at The Orchard after the Auburn football game.

Football student behavior

Read President Caslen's message to students regarding behavior during football season.

Dr. Birx Visit and COVID-19 Testing Update

President Caslen talks to students, faculty and staff about an important event on our campus and an update on COVID-19 testing on campus and in the community.

A Message from President Bob Caslen - SAFE testing

The University of South Carolina is committed to testing as many students, faculty and staff as possible. We have temporarily paused saliva testing because of a personnel shortage due to a key lab staffer becoming ill.

 

 


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