The University of South Carolina has cited the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in order to withhold the location of coronavirus clusters on campus, as well as specific data about the clusters.
The Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity process for students who face violations has an educational focus.
The university has again added quarantine and isolation rooms, bringing the total number of beds to 560, Stacey Bradley, the senior associate vice president for student affairs and academic support, said.
After the cancelation of saliva testing on Davis Field for the rest of this week, President Bob Caslen sent an email to students to “respond to rumors circulating on social media about our testing protocol.”
As COVID-19 cases break 1,000 at USC, getting tested for the virus is the key to keeping campus open, according to the developer of the COVID-19 saliva testing method. However, as more students get tested, more strain is put on scientists.
Saliva testing on Davis Field has been canceled for Thursday and Friday because of staffing shortages.
Wednesday's student senate meeting discussed the experiences of students in quarantine and responses to both continued protests on campus and the university's COVID-19 response.
There are possible clusters in two residence halls, and quarantine housing capacity is now at 72%, President Bob Caslen announced at a town hall on Wednesday.
The Thomas Cooper Library has undergone many changes to help keep students safe in response to COVID-19. Read our story here to learn about what to expect when you visit the library next.
There are now 1,026 active coronavirus cases at the University of South Carolina as of Monday, according to the COVID-19 dashboard.
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Department of Student Life teamed up to host Queer Connections First Year Experience. Queer Connections is a virtual event that aims to help first-year LGBTQIA+ students adapt to college life.
The United Campus Workers of South Carolina, having recently been chartered, is focusing on the issue of healthcare but looks to achieve much more for student workers, faculty and staff at UofSC.
Testing will increase as more Greek houses go under quarantine.
On July 24, Ally Carpel died from a brain aneurysm. Friends and family are celebrating her legacy.