ORANGEBURG, S.C. – South Carolina State University has developed an online COVID-19 dashboard available to the campus community and the public.
“The dashboard is important because we want to keep the Orangeburg community and our families informed about the state of COVID-19 on the South Carolina State University campus,” SC State Interim President Alexander Conyers said. “Orangeburg County keeps us informed about the spread of the virus locally, and we owe it to the community to do the same.
“Our parents and students also have a need to stay informed,” he said. “Transparency is key for all of us as we work together to mitigate the spread of the virus.”
The weekly data will include the percentages of both employees and students who have reported their vaccination status to the campus, as well as the number of positive cases among the campus community reported for the week.
SC State requires all students and employees to be tested for COVID-19 biweekly regardless of vaccination status and requires everyone – all students, employees and visitors – to wear face coverings indoors and in group settings.
SC State also continues to encourage members of the campus community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and to practice safety precautions as handwashing and social distancing.