USCB have partnered with Beaufort Memorial Hospital to offer the Pfizer COVID vaccine on the Bluffton and Beaufort campuses to USCB students and employees on Aug. 18 (Bluffton), 19 (Beaufort) and 24 (Bluffton). The Bluffton campus location for the vaccine clinic is Campus Center 105. The Beaufort Campus location is the Center for the Arts (CFA).To sign-up, please complete the form found here.
Employees are requsted to provide evidence of COVID Vaccination
If not vaccinated, employees must complete one of the following:
- Proof of Negative [-] COVID-19 PCR nasal or saliva test no more than 7 days prior to returning to campuses
– OR –
- Proof of Positive [+] COVID-19 PCR nasal or saliva test within the last 90 days [period of May 18 through August 18].
If your test result is positive, please contact your supervisor. You will be required to isolate for the time period designated by SCDHEC and will not be permitted on-campus until you have completed your isolation period (typically 10 days from date of test or symptoms, whichever comes first).
Classroom Seating Charts
As of August 12, 2021
- USCB has partnered with Beaufort Memorial Hospital and will offer COVID vaccines on the Bluffton campus on August 18th and 24th and on the Beaufort campus on August 19 th. To schedule a time, please visit this website.
- The August 3rd Town Hall can be viewed here.
- Questions regarding USCB’s COVID-19 response: firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 208-8099
- Feedback for strengthening communications: email@example.com
- CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
- SCDHEC: https://www.scdhec.gov/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
- UofSC HR: https://www.sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/human_resources/index.php
USCB will resume face-to-face instruction on its three campuses for Spring 2021. Because your well-being remains our priority, the spring semester calendar has been revised to include five single-day Student Well-Being Breaks in place of the traditional five-day Spring Break.
Spring Semester Calendar
- January 11: Classes begin
- January 18: MLK Day – No classes
- January 27: Student Well-Being Break – No classes
- February 12: Student Well-Being Break – No classes
- March 4: Student Well-Being Break – No classes
- April 6: Student Well-Being Break – No classes
- April 26: Student Well-Being Break – No classes
- April 27: Reading Day
- April 28: Final Exams begin
- April 30: Commencement
- May 5: Final Exams end
Employees who are sick should stay at home and not return to work until they are well. SCDHEC recommends that people, who have been infected with COVID-19, remain in isolation until: a) at least ten (10) days to feel better. days have passed since their symptoms began, b) they have no fever (body temperature of 100.4 degrees F or less using an oral thermometer) for 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medicines, and c) their symptoms are improving. Please note that some people may require more than ten (10) days to feel better.
Using the CDC’s Self-Checker, employees are required to self-monitor daily for the following symptoms:
- Fever Greater Than 100.4°F
- Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
- Sore Throat
- Muscle or Body Aches
- Chills or Shaking
- New Loss of Sense of Smell and/or Taste
- Congestion or Runny Nose
- Nausea or Vomiting (more common in children)
- Diarrhea (more common in children).
USCB has instituted requirements for students and employees prior to their return for the fall semester. Further, ongoing testing protocols – consistent with SCDHEC recommendations – include: 1) routine testing for student athletes in alignment with National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) recommendations, 2) random surveillance testing of 100 students and employees weekly, and 3) testing for any student or employee who reports symptoms, believes they might have been exposed, or requests testing.
SCDHEC is responsible for the process of contact tracing. Members of the USCB Public Health Response Team have completed contact-tracing training through the Johns Hopkins University and will support SCDHEC to implement contact tracing and additive practices, e.g. verification of student class attendance, seating charts, student ID swipes, and portable swipes at student events.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for each of us. Individuals who are experiencing feelings of isolation, anxiety, and/or stress are encouraged to use the Employee Assistance Program.
Further, the federal government’s Family First Coronavirus Response Act expands employee protections and relief.
- COVID-19 Policy Reporting Form
- USCB COVID-19 Internal Working Groups
- USCB Communicable Disease Outbreak Quarantine/Isolation Policy
- Employee COVID-19 Educational Training
- CDC Self-Checker
- COVID-19 High-Risk Medical Certification Form