Public Health Notice Coronavirus (COVID-19) INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SUSPENDED

Friday, March 6, 2020


Due to the public health threat posed by the coronavirus, South Carolina State University has placed a moratorium on ALL international university-sponsored travel for students, faculty and staff. SC State officials continue to monitor the progression of coronavirus related cases. We will update you as additional information becomes available. In the meantime, please remember to exercise transmission prevention protocol which includes:



  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

For more helpful information about the coronavirus and what you can do to protect yourself, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.


The health, safety and well-being of our campus community is our top priority. Thank you for your cooperation and compliance.


Updates: March 9, 2020


SC State University continues to monitor the latest reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths.


On Monday, March 9, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed two cases of the coronavirus in South Carolina. To date, there are no confirmed cases in the greater Orangeburg area or on the SC State campus.


International university-sponsored travel has been suspended. The university has established protocol to keep the campus community safe and prevent transmission, in the event there are any cases reported locally.


We will update you as additional information becomes available. In the meantime, please remember to exercise transmission prevention protocol which includes:


  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Symptoms of the coronavirus include:


  • FEVER
  • COUGH
  • SHORTNESS OF BREATH

Symptoms may appear within 2-14 days after exposure: If you experience these symptoms, contact the University’s Brooks Health Center or a local healthcare professional immediately.


For more helpful information about the coronavirus and what you can do to protect yourself visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.


For questions concerning local impact, contact Nurse Pinkey Carter at (803) 536-7055 or pcarter@scsu.edu.