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SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Wofford College’s Emergency Preparedness Committee is actively working to ensure the safety of students and employees. The college is reviewing and updating pandemic matrices across the campus and business continuity plans in the event of continued spread of COVID-19.

Housekeeping staff are using best practices while cleaning surfaces in common use areas in all buildings.

What you should know

Coronavirus symptoms may be flu-like and include fever, coughing and difficulty breathing. It is important for the campus community to practice the following behaviors to reduce the spread of any illness:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • 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.

If you are not feeling well

  • If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, call ahead before going to the Wellness Center, doctor’s office or emergency room. You may call the Wellness Center at 864-597-4370 for an appointment.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Refrain from using the college’s dining facilities. Ask a friend to bring food to you.
  • If your family is nearby, consider going home until your symptoms clear.
  • Students are responsible for notifying professors and instructors if they must miss class because of illness and for developing a plan to make up assignments.
  • Do not travel while sick or use public transportation.
  • Call Spartanburg Regional’s Nurse on Call service at 864-591-7999 if you need help after hours.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.

Spring Break

Spring Break is scheduled for March 30-April 3 and students, faculty and staff who have made plans should visit the CDC and State Department websites to make informed decisions regarding travel. Wofford discourages travel to affected areas. Several countries are now under travel advisories and more are expected to be added as the situation evolves.

International Programs

The dean of international programs remains in regular contact with students studying abroad and overseas partners while closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization regarding COVID-19.

The college’s study abroad programs in China and South Korea are suspended for spring and summer 2020. As the situation continues to unfold, decisions regarding on-site precautions are being made daily. Because the situation is fluid, students currently overseas are advised to closely monitor the latest developments and are discouraged from traveling to impacted areas.

Arrangements have been made for students to take courses remotely in many programs. They may choose to do so from the United States, with the option to return later in the semester (if feasible).

Want more information?

If you have questions about coronavirus, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Care Line is available to help; call 1-855-472-3432. Staff are answering calls from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.