For SMC's latest update on COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 response page.
At this time, SMC will be open and hosting classes on ground and online beginning in August. SMC administrators will continuously monitor the COVID-19 situation and update students, parents, faculty and staff of any change to that plan.
SMC administrators are actively planning the fall semester with the safety of the entire community in mind. As information becomes available, it will be shared via email and on this web page.
All summer courses, which have been online for the last two years, will continue to be delivered online.
The work of the college has been occurring remotely and will continue to be conducted remotely through the end of May. Administrators will evaluate the safety of bringing faculty and staff back at that time.
Here's how to get in touch with our most-visited offices:
ADMISSIONS: 864-587-4213 | email@example.com
FINANCIAL AID: 864-587-4203 | firstname.lastname@example.org
IT HELP DESK: 864-587-4357 | email@example.com
BUSINESS OFFICE: 864-587-4259 | firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRAR: 864-587-4232 | email@example.com
ATHLETICS: 864-587-4008 | firstname.lastname@example.org
HOUSING: 864-587-4247 | email@example.com
ADVISING: 864-587-4344 | firstname.lastname@example.org
CAMPUS SAFETY: 864-587-4003
For all other departments and employee contact information, visit our staff and faculty directory.
CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) INFORMATION
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more serious diseases such as pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.
The best source for information about the symptoms of COVID-19 is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The symptoms changes as more is learned about the disease, who it affects and how it affects them.
There is not currently a vaccine available for the COVID-19 virus.
Recommendations change as scientists and public health officials learn more about how COVID-19 spreads.
The best way to protect yourself is to frequently visit the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
The Medical University of South Carolina is offering free telehealth coronavirus screening for all South Carolina residents. Anyone who is worried about possible exposure to the virus or who might be experiencing mild to moderate flu like symptoms can get screened without leaving home. Persons determined to be at risk of the coronavirus will be given instructions to get tested. To be screened login to MUSC.care and set up an account. On the payment screen enter the code COVID19.
A message from SMC Counseling Services:
We are doing our best to make sure that everyone’s needs are taken care of during this time. Due to recent events, we want to make sure that each student’s mental health is a priority. SMC Counseling Services has the option for South Carolina resident students to receive telehealth services (mental health counseling) while students are away from campus.
If you are not a South Carolina resident, we will be happy to assist you in finding a local counseling agency to assist you.
SMC Counseling Services will be available Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm and Fridays from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm. We will provide solution focused brief therapy to meet immediate needs. We will not provide crisis or emergency services.
If you are in a crisis, we can assist you in identifying available resources in your place of residence. If you are currently taking psychotropic medication or feel that you are in need of psychotropic medication, you will need to follow up with your prescribing physician or primary care doctor for medication. Please feel free to contact Alesia Lowe-Jenkins, Director of Counseling, if you have any questions or concerns.
If you are in need of support:
- STEP ONE: Contact Alesia via phone at (864) 587-4356 or email to schedule an appointment.
- STEP TWO: Download and sign the consent form, and then return to Alesia via email.
- STEP THREE: Once the consent form with signature is returned and your appointment is confirmed, you can go to https://doxy.me/smccounseling to begin counseling.
- IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE ONLINE PORTAL:
- The website will not be monitored throughout the day. It will be checked at the time of scheduled appointments.
- Use Chrome or Firefox web browser.
- You will need to give your browser permission to access your microphone and camera for the call.
- A check-in box will appear where you can enter you name. Please enter complete name, so Alesia will know you arrived.
The majority of the library’s resources (eBooks, articles, etc.) are accessible from off campus to current SMC students, faculty and staff. Instructions for off campus access as well as links to resources are located on the library’s main webpage.
Students can email the library’s general email account, email@example.com, for help. This email is also monitored after hours. Although it is not a 24 hours service, we will respond to any emails within a 12-24 hour period.
In the event that SMC must close for a short or long period, all mail sent to you at SMC will be forwarded to the home address we have on file for you.
It's important to keep your home email address up-to-date.
To check he address we have on file for you, log into your student portal. Here are the instructions:
- Log into the student portal (https://estudent.smcsc.edu).
- Click the" Edit Profile" button in the upper left hand corner under your name.
- Make sure the “Home” address listed for you is where you’d like your mail sent.
To change your address, email the Registrar's Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Write Place is offering remote support with writing assignments for the remainder of the semester. To request an appointment, which will be conducted via Microsoft Teams, please email email@example.com.
The Write Place gives students the opportunity to work one-on-one with a member of the English faculty on written assignments for ANY class.
SMC provides Upswing Tutoring service for your use online (24/7).
Visit SMC's Upswing Tutoring portal and log-in with your SMC student log-in information.
- This tool is free and provides tutoring support across ALL subject areas.
- Upswing Tutoring allows you to participate in a live session, schedule a tutoring session for a later date/time, or submit an assignment for feedback from your tutor.
- There is NO limit on the number of times that you can access Upswing Tutoring.
The CARES Act allocated about $33 billion to the U.S. Department of Education, roughly $14 billion of which has been allocated to institutions of higher education. Of this amount, 90% has been allocated to the “Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund” (HEERF). The CARES Act states that schools receiving these funds shall use no less than 50 percent of the funds allocated to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to Coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care). The College signed and returned to the Department of Education our intent to use the funds for this purpose.
The College received its allocation of the student portion of the HEERF which totals $661,177 on Monday, May 4th. In order for a student to be eligible to receive a distribution from these funds, they must have completed the Spring 2020 academic semester, and they must be eligible to participate in programs under section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The financial aid office has determined eligibility and 755 students are eligible to receive these funds. If a student qualified to receive Federal Pell Grants then the amount he/she shall receive is $1,085. Eligible students who do not qualify for Federal Pell Grants will receive $542.50. Total disbursements to students for emergency grants totaled $661,307.50. That amount is $130.50 higher than the student allocation. The College used the 50 percent of funds allocated to the institution to offset that overage. Those checks have already been distributed by the business office. Please note that these funds are not taxable to the recipient and will not need to be considered as income for tax year 2020
Faculty and staff information
In order to protect the health and safety of Spartanburg Methodist College, employees, including faculty and staff, must comply with this communicable diseases policy if you:
- Are diagnosed with a significant communicable disease that poses a direct threat to the health and safety to you or others, such as active TB, Avian Flu, SARS, Coronavirus (Covid-19) or any other significant communicable disease.
- Believe you may have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with active TB, Avian Flu, SARS, Coronavirus, etc., and you pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others; or
- Have recently visited an area where there has been an outbreak of active TB, Avian Flu, SARS, MERS, Coronavirus and you pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.
- You must report this to your supervisor or to the Provost. To the extent possible, this information will be kept confidential. Spartanburg Methodist College reserves the right to declare what constitutes a communicable disease under this policy in accordance with the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control.
If Spartanburg Methodist College determines that a period of quarantine is necessary, the duration to be determined by qualified medical personnel, then:
- You may be placed on paid administrative leave or asked to work from home (if possible) if the exposure was the result of travel on behalf of the College or otherwise occurred in the course and scope of employment; or
- Asked to remain at home and to work remotely (if possible) or to use your accrued sick leave, PTO, or vacation leave if the exposure resulted from non-work related activities.
- These provisions can be suspended at the discretion of the College.
Employee Assistance Program—The Standard
During this time of heightened anxiety we want to remind faculty and staff about an important benefit provided by one of our insurers. All fulltime SMC faculty and staff members have access to an Employee Assistance Program for counseling and support services through The Standard Insurance Company. The response to requests for assistance is immediate and confidential. Access your EAP 24/7 by phone, web or mobile app:
Or visit workhealthlife.com/Standard3
Blue CareOnDemand provides fast, easy access to medical care through video visits with a physician. This service is available to all SMC faculty and staff members who participate in the College BlueCross/BlueShield health insurance program. Download the Blue CareOnDemand app from the App Store or Google Play and avoid long waits and exposure to infectious diseases in the doctor’s office.
There are two easy ways to use Blue CareOnDemand:
Download the Blue CareOnDemand mobile app from the App Store or Google Play
The Medical University of South Carolina is offering free telehealth coronavirus screening for all South Carolina residents. Anyone who is worried about possible exposure to the virus or who might be experiencing mild to moderate flu like symptoms can get screened without leaving home. Persons determined to be at risk of the coronavirus will be given instructions to get tested. To be screened login to www.MUSC.care and set up an account. On the payment screen enter the code COVID19.
How to report sick time: During this time the College asks that all faculty and staff members—full time and part-time—complete the new Leave Request form that is available on MySMC before 10:00 a.m. for each day that they are sick. The link to this site is: https://smcsc.sharepoint.com/sites/MySMC2. The form is at the top of the page on the line with IT and Maintenance Requests. Supervisors may complete the form for employees who are not able t0 access the form.
Sick Leave Policy: Beginning immediately and extending until further notice, paid sick time will be provided to any benefit eligible employee (after they notify their supervisor) and for any length of time they need to recover and without a doctor’s confirmation of their illness. This includes any period of time required for isolation after exposure or possible exposure. Also, use of sick time is available for the care of any significant other in the employee’s life. In addition, sick days will not count against their sick allowance bank, and sick allowances will continue to accrue according to college policy. For purposes of this policy the College requirement that employees use paid leave time concurrently with FMLA is suspended. The date will be reevaluated based on the continuing response to COVID-19.
In addition, the College reserves the right to send anyone home under the temporary sick policy it deems appropriate. This includes at risk populations as defined by the current CDC pandemic guidance.
Cleaning and sanitation remains top priority for the facilities department. If you need special assistance, please give them a call.
- Maintenance - Ricky Hess, (864) 278-3459 or Marty Woods, (864) 871-1815
- Custodial/Environmental - Chris Irving, (864) 415-9828
- Mailroom/UPS/FedEx/Amazon - Scott Deskins (864) 266-3798
- Grounds- Marty Woods, (864) 871-1815
COVID-19 announcement archive
SMC courses will be delivered online for the remainder of the semester, through May 6, 2020.
SMC’s Commencement Exercises, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 9, are postponed. College administrators will determine in a few weeks if the event can be safely held later in the spring or summer.
All other college events are cancelled through the end of the semester, including athletic events.
To all faculty and staff,
This morning, the Cabinet met (virtually) to discuss several items. We are also keeping in near-constant communication via text. One of our discussion items was how incredibly proud we are of the way our SMC community is handling this unprecedented situation. The examples of kindness and grace so far are already too numerous to mention. We know everyone is working very hard, very quickly, to adapt and carry on. Thank you!
You can continue to adapt by making sure that you and your teams are NOT coming to campus unless absolutely necessary. We recognize that many of you need to be on campus for small-group IT training this week. We know our Facilities and Campus Safety heroes must be on campus for the duration. But no other offices or departments should have anyone on campus to do routine work. All processes should be carried on remotely starting now. If you're unsure how to do that, please contact your supervisor or the VP for your area. Ask for help - there are a lot of good ideas and advice/support right here in our community.
To make sure there is no confusion: there are no offices/departments/areas on campus that need to be constantly staffed other than those mentioned above. Everyone else should be working from home.
Today at 5 p.m., the Buchheit Administration Building will close. Business Office, Admissions, Financial Aid, and Registrar functions have been, and will continue to be, managed remotely. Signs will be placed on the doors of the building indicating who visitors should contact (by phone/email) if they need assistance. We will also put that information on the website home page. The campus switchboard will also advise callers that Administrative functions are being managed remotely and where callers can get immediate assistance.
Keep communicating with each other. Share ideas, check email frequently, learn how to text with your co-workers, and explore Microsoft Teams - it's available to all of us and is incredibly simple to use for file sharing, video conferencing, chat and much more. It's available, along with dozens of other useful apps, by logging in with your SMC email address and password at www.office.com.
At this time, there are no suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 among SMC faculty, staff or students.
Spring Break has been extended until March 20 and residence halls are closed to all students except those with prior permission to remain.
There will be no classes held March 16 - March 20.
Classes will be held online from March 23-April 3.
All events are canceled through April 5, including athletic events.
Residence Halls will reopen on Sunday, April 5.
SMC will hold on-ground classes again beginning Monday, April 6.
Staff are working remotely. Visitors to campus are advised to call or email a specific department before arriving.
View the Campus Directory here.
A message from the President
Students, faculty and staff:
College administrators continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely. Each day, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reports new cases of the disease in our state. As community spread of the illness becomes more likely, we must make decisions now to protect your health and safety and the well-being of the most vulnerable among us.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends colleges and universities consider the temporary suspension of classes to help prevent the spread of the disease. In consultation with the Provost, Cabinet and our Emergency Management Team, I have decided to extend Spring Break through Friday, March 20. After March 20, classes will be held online for the following two weeks, March 23-April 3. Campus will reopen on Sunday, April 5, and on-ground classes will resume on Monday, April 6.
Additional information regarding the extension:
- No classes will be held during the week of March 16-20.
- Residence halls will remain closed through April 4. Exceptions include student athletes who have permission from coaches to remain on campus or return to campus. Additionally, there is a very small group of non-student athletes who already have prior permission to remain on campus through Spring Break. No other students will be permitted to return to residence halls for the extended break.
- Administrative Offices will be open and operating on a normal schedule.
- During the extended Spring Break, faculty will prepare courses to be moved online.
- All campus events are canceled beginning March 13.
- Athletic events are not canceled. Anyone attending athletic events on campus is reminded to observe the illness prevention measures advised by the CDC.
- Students will receive a separate communication regarding an opportunity to return to campus briefly to pick up any needed items from residence hall rooms.
- Spring Open House, scheduled for March 21, has been postponed. A new date and time will be announced.
Students, to help move courses online, we need to know which devices you currently own or have access to. Please take this survey before Sunday, March 15.
There is no simple way to handle this unprecedented situation. I appreciate your cooperation as we work through the hundreds of details required to continue providing an education and a safe living and working environment in the face of a massive public health crisis. We believe this is the right step to take at this time, with the information we have available. We will continue to evaluate and make decisions as this situation progresses.
New information will be sent to students, faculty and staff as it becomes available. Please monitor your SMC email account often over the coming days.
President Scott Cochran
A Message to Parents from President Scott Cochran
As SMC students and faculty prepare for a well-deserved Spring Break that runs from March 9 through March 13, I want to take a moment to update you on SMC's response to coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.
If you've been following reports in the news media or from the major public health organizations, you know that the virus has begun spreading in communities in the United States. You also know that new confirmed cases can appear quickly. SMC's administrators are monitoring credible, official sources of information, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the U.S. Department of State (regarding international travel). We expect there will be confirmed cases, and we are taking all appropriate steps to ensure we are prepared if and when those confirmed cases are announced in our state. The well-being of our students is our highest priority.
We are following the CDC's current recommended guidelines for preventing the spread of the virus on college and university campuses by encouraging our students, faculty and staff to take the following precautions:
- 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 that is at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid contact with respiratory secretions.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Self-isolate if you become sick.
Regarding travel, we have asked students, faculty and staff to let us know of any plans to travel during Spring Break and for the remainder of the semester. If you plan to travel by plane or by cruise ship over Spring Break with your SMC student, consider checking with them to ensure they have completed the travel registry. All members of the SMC community have been advised to view the CDC's guidelines for travelers.
I know this can be a time of heightened anxiety and stress, but be reassured we have taken the necessary steps to prepare, which include:
- Established an Emergency Management Team to review, update and, if necessary, implement the college’s pandemic response plan
- Ensured processes are in place for maintaining campus operations in the event of a widespread outbreak in our community
- Added the recommended additional cleaning and sanitizing steps to the custodial team’s already excellent care of campus.
We have also added a web page where parents and others may see the communications we have shared campus-wide.
We will continue to inform the campus community as the situation develops. Please encourage your student to monitor their SMC email account for new information or instructions.
It is my sincere hope that all of our students, faculty and their families have a safe, healthy and relaxing Spring Break and an outstanding semester.
President Scott Cochran
Spartanburg Methodist College
Students and employees:
This afternoon, the Emergency Management Team for the COVID-19 virus met to discuss plans for keeping the campus community safe and informed during this rapidly developing situation.
At this time, the team is:
- Monitoring credible sources of information regarding COVID-19 spread
- Reviewing and updating the college’s pandemic response plan
- Ensuring processes are in place for maintaining campus operations in the event of a widespread outbreak in our community
- Adding additional cleaning and sanitizing steps to the custodial team’s already excellent care of campus
- Notifying the campus community about proper hygiene and preventive measures they can take right now.
As new information becomes available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, SC DHEC or the Spartanburg County Health Department, we will incorporate it into our planning and processes and communicate all necessary information to you.
In the meantime, here’s what to do if you develop respiratory symptoms that include fever, coughing or shortness of breath:
- SMC students may visit campus Health Services or see their regular doctor or healthcare provider.
- Health Services hours and contact information are here.
- SMC employees should see their regular doctor or healthcare provider.
- Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions carefully.
- Take steps to avoid close contact with others when you’re sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
A reminder to submit Travel Registry information if you will be traveling by plane or by cruise ship during Spring Break (March 9-13) or the remainder of the semester.
Students and employees,
On Monday, the college’s Leadership Team met to discuss and prepare SMC’s response to the COVID-19 virus. So far, cases of the flu-like illness have been confirmed in twelve states, including Florida. At this time, there are no confirmed cases in South Carolina.
SMC’s first priority is the safety of its students, faculty and staff. An Emergency Management Team has been established to monitor this rapidly evolving situation, to review and update the college’s pandemic response plan to ensure college operations continue if the virus spreads into our community and to communicate all necessary and appropriate information.
Right now, preventing the spread of the virus is the best action you can take. There is no vaccine for COVID-19. Preventive measures are the same as for seasonal flu and other illnesses:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If a tissue isn’t available, cough into your elbow.
If you plan to travel by plane or cruise ship during Spring Break or at any time between now and May 9, 2020, please fill out the travel registry here.
Please check your SMC email frequently for new updates and information from the Emergency Management Team or college administrators.
Thank you for providing your travel plans via SMC’s Travel Registry. We want you to have a safe and enjoyable trip, and to take reasonable precautions to protect your health during travel and upon your return to SMC.
The COVID-19 disease, which causes flu-like illness that ranges from mild to severe, is appearing in many countries around the world, including the United States. Efforts are underway to try and prevent the spread of the disease. You can help that effort by taking a few minutes to understand how you can protect yourself while traveling. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides detailed information for travelers, and we ask that you monitor that site and pay attention to any local news advisories in your destination state or country before and during your trip.
Please make sure you are able to check your SMC email account while traveling. If you do not know how to check SMC email via your mobile phone, visit the IT office (second floor of the Burgess Student Center) before you leave. They can help you set up your phone to access SMC email.
Preventive actions to take now, during travel and after your return:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with hands that have not been cleaned.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an appropriate-sized alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
• On a plane, keep the air vents above your seat open to improve ventilation. Point the open vent to blow air away from you.
• Toss sanitary wipes in your carry-on bag and wipe down your seat’s arm rests and tray table with them. Bring tissues to open the bathroom door.
• Ask a flight attendant if it's possible to switch seats to move away from a sick passenger.
What to do if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19:
First, stay calm. Most people who contract the disease do not develop severe illness. Monitor your health, continue to take the preventive measures above, and see a healthcare provider immediately if you develop the following symptoms:
• Fever, cough, difficulty breathing
What to do if you become sick with a flu-like illness while traveling:
Again, stay calm. If you become sick while traveling, your first priority is your health.
1. See a local healthcare provider if you become sick, especially if you experience fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Follow their instructions.
2. After you see a healthcare provider, email Gina Robertson, College Nurse, at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is keeping information about students, faculty and staff who become ill. She can also advise you on what to do when you return to SMC.
Students: If you must delay your return trip to recover from any illness, please do the following:
• Contact your SMC class instructors to let them know you will miss class. You can find a directory with contact information here.
• Monitor your SMC email for information regarding the virus or new instructions for travelers.
• Continue monitoring local information and the CDC website for travel notices and alerts.
What to do after returning to SMC:
• COVID-19 has an estimated 2- to 14-day incubation period, so continue to monitor your health.
• Practice the preventive measures above.
• If you become sick, visit campus Health Services or your regular family physician. Information about campus Health Services hours and location is here.
• Stay home if you become sick.
• Students should alert class instructors using the contact information in the SMC campus: https://www.smcsc.edu/directory/
• Check your SMC email frequently to stay-up-to-date on important health-related information.
Thank you for taking steps to protect your health and the health of others. And enjoy your Spring Break or other planned travel!
SMC students and employees:
College administrators are closely monitoring the progression of the COVID-19 disease which has been responsible for widespread flu-like illness in China. At this time, there are confirmed cases of the illness in over 40 countries, including the United States. COVID-19 is the illness caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more serious diseases such as pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
As of February 28, there are no confirmed cases of the COVID-19 illness in South Carolina. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk of contracting the illness is low for anyone who has not recently traveled to China or who has not had contact with someone who is a lab-confirmed or probable case of COVID-19.
Students, faculty and staff planning to travel by plane or on cruise ships during Spring Break (March 9-13) may be at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 because of closed conditions on flights/ships and/or travel in countries or states where the virus may already be present. Further, all members of the SMC community are advised that traveling abroad may result in a 14-day quarantine upon return to the U.S. Please stay up-to-date on the latest CDC information regarding travel here.
The virus is likely to continue spreading for the remainder of the spring and into the summer months.
It is important that our community begin preparing now for the possibility of widespread illness in the U.S. and South Carolina. We ask that all students, faculty and staff who are planning travel inside or outside of the United States by plane or by cruise ship between today and May 9, 2020 register your travel plans here:
Please submit the form by Friday, March 6.
The information contained in the form will be used only to quickly assist members of the SMC community who may be at risk of contracting the virus and to help reduce the potential for spreading the virus to other members of the community.
All students, faculty and staff are advised to read the Health Alert on the College’s Health Services website for a list of symptoms and everyday precautions you can take now to help protect yourself and others from the COVID-19 virus (as well as other diseases such as the seasonal flu).
Any member of the SMC community who has questions about the virus may contact Gina Robertson, College Nurse and Director of Health Services, at 864-587-4277 or email@example.com.
Please note: this is the first in a series of communications regarding the COVID-19 virus. College administrators are working to continuously monitor and respond to this rapidly developing situation. More information will follow.