University Housing releases COVID-19 testing guidelines for students living on campus

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All students living on campus, including 650 Lincoln, Greene Crossing, YOUnion, Park Place and Greek Village, must show proof of COVID-19 testing and clearance from Student Health Services prior to being allowed to move in, according to an email sent to students on Thursday.

In order to be cleared, a student must upload proof of prior COVID-19 infection, the presence of COVID-19 antibodies or negative test results to the Student Health Center’s My Health Space portal. Proof must be within 10 days of move-in.

Students upload in the Message tab of My Health Space and select “I want to send my COVID-19 test results,” then they add either a photo or PDF of the results as an attachment. 

Although on-campus testing is available, students who are unable to produce any of the above results prior to moving in will be required to quarantine outside the university until test results are available.

In order to have results prior to move-in, USC recommends South Carolina residents use SCDHEC’s website in order to find testing sites.

Students living outside South Carolina may check availability with their local provider or their home state’s health department, find federal test sites on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ website or obtain mail-in tests via LabCorp or EverlyWell.


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