Yesterday you should have received a copy of Wofford’s plan regarding the extension of spring break as well as preparations for the possibility of remote learning. If you did not, visit the Response and Action Plan. There continue to be no reported cases of COVID-19 on our campus, but we want to continue to be cautious.

While current guidance suggests that COVID-19 is likely to result in a mild rather than severe or life-threatening illness for most of our students, faculty and staff, there are those among us, as well as in the greater Upstate South Carolina community, for whom this disease presents a grave concern.

The following policy updates take effect immediately. Their purpose is to stem the spread of germs to the extent possible by limiting our community's contact with individuals who may have been exposed to the virus and with those who are at the highest risk from exposure.

Effective immediately:

  • Unless on campus for official college business, no visitors or guests will be permitted in academic buildings, athletics facilities, libraries, museums, student residences or dining facilities.
  • All campus events featuring external speakers or visitors are canceled.
  • All events for prospective students and families, including admission visits, tours, information sessions and admitted student days, are canceled.
  • Social gathering on campus (over 50 people) are canceled.
  • All athletics competitions are canceled.
  • All college travel must be approved by the appropriate dean or vice president, who will determine whether it is essential.
  • Community-based courses and programs will be evaluated by our staff and community partners to determine how to proceed in the best interests of both our students and those they serve.

The academic program, including face-to-face classes, will continue as will dining services.

Personal travel

The college strongly encourages students to stay on campus and limit their exposure to others. Also, please reconsider any spring break plans that may take you to areas of the world with widespread community transmission of COVID-19. Remember to report spring break plans using this link to the voluntary destination form.

Accommodations and extenuating circumstances

We urge students, faculty and staff who are members of high-risk categories to avail themselves of options that will help to ensure their health and safety during this time. Students who desire academic accommodations due to health concerns or travel urgency should contact their instructors. Faculty and staff should have received a message today from the Department of Human Resources regarding guidelines for work during the current COVID-19 climate. If you did not receive the memo, visit these pages for FACULTY-SPECIFIC or STAFF-SPECIFIC information.

While we hope that these measures will be sufficient to ensure the continuity of classes on campus through Friday, March 20, we will continue to evaluate the risk to our community. We appreciate your cooperation and assistance in keeping our community safe as we move forward together.

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