April 2, 2020 – The School of Law has announced that remote instruction will continue online through the remainder of the spring 2020 semester and summer classes through May 29, including all of Maymester. No decision has been made regarding whether or not Summer semester classes, which begin Monday, June 1, will be administered online. The senior administration continues to meet regularly to monitor the situation closely and will alert the campus community to any decisions as soon as they are made.
The School encourages faculty, staff, and students to take precautions and to exercise good health practices. As a reminder, if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or have concerns about your health, the Medical University of South Carolina Health recommends that you speak to an online virtual care provider, which is free. Follow this link for additional information.
We will continue to monitor guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) about when to activate our plans for ongoing response to the spread of the virus. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has created a webpage with additional information about COVID-19 and its effects in South Carolina.
In the event that you may have visited an area with active reported coronavirus cases or visited an area where you may have been exposed, please let us know so that we can properly accommodate those risks and minimize exposure to other students. You can find information about locations of concern on the CDC website. You may email any of the below associate deans with this information.
Good Health Practices:
We continue to encourage our community to take precautions and exercise good health practices. Given that the coronavirus has not been spreading widely in the United States, the CDC has issued no additional precautions for the general public. Steps you can take to prevent spread of the flu and common cold will also help prevent the spread of coronavirus:
If you are concerned about coronavirus [COVD-19] or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including respiratory or flu-like symptoms such as fever and/or cough, the Medical University of South Carolina Health recommends that you speak to an online virtual care provider. These screenings are free. Follow this link for additional information.
If you have not yet gotten the flu shot, we highly encourage you to do so. Most health insurance policies cover the cost of a flu shot and if you do not have insurance, you may obtain a free flu shot at the MUSC Peninsula Primary Care clinic located at 30 Bee Street.
Additionally, during the spring break, campus staff will thoroughly sanitize classrooms and offices. The staff has also implemented cleaning procedures to sanitize high traffic areas multiple times throughout the day.
We will continue to keep the School of Law community updated.