Weekly COVID-19 Update- November 11, 2021

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

With the seasons of the year and the temperatures changing, many individuals may experience a change in their sinuses, allergy flare-ups, or develop congestion. While these symptoms are common during the fall and winter times, they can also be overlapping and more serious indicators of the flu or COVID-19.   

If you begin experiencing these types of symptoms, please do not hesitate to utilize the free resources at the RMC/JSU Health Center to get tested.  Early recognition and isolation of infectious viruses are vital to limiting the spread and help to protect our friends, fellow Gamecocks, and family members. 

The RMC/JSU Health Center is open for walk-in testing Monday-Friday, 8-11 a.m.  Appointments for testing can also be made in the afternoon, 1-4 p.m., by calling 256-782-5310. COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters, are also still available at the health center on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons by appointment.   

In the event that you test positive, please complete the Self Reporting Form available on the COVID-19 website. This will enable the COVID-19 Task Force to connect you with a contact tracer who can check on you, help you to identify and contact those deemed as exposures, connect you with campus resources like food and isolation space, and answer any questions you may have. 

If you are exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, please email your exposure information to covidquestions@jsu.edu. Our team will communicate with you to help you determine your "return to activities" date and answer your questions. Faculty and supervisors can request COVID-19 excuses from the Task Force specifying when students and employees may return to campus. 

Thank you for your cooperation. Stay safe, Gamecocks.  

In Service, 

Michael Barton 
Director of Public Safety & COVID-19 Task Force Leader