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August 14, 2022

Based on updated CDC guidance, the following policies related to COVID-19 are in effect until further notice: 

On-Campus Policies: 

These policies are applicable to all students, faculty, staff, visitors, and contractors inside Charleston School of Law buildings.  To ensure consistency with CDC guidance, these policies will apply uniformly through the Law School; individual managers or faculty members may not adopt separate rules for departments, classes, or on-campus events.

  • Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are required to self-isolate for five (5) days following their positive test, and not come to campus until their isolation period has ended.  Students who have tested positive should attend class via Zoom as set forth in the document linked below.
  • Individuals who experience any symptoms related to COVID-19 must take an at-home COVID test before coming to campus.  If the test result is negative, and they do not have a fever, they should come to campus as scheduled.  If they test positive, they should self-isolate for five (5) days following their positive test.
  • Individuals who are on campus and begin to experience symptoms should leave campus immediately and take an at-home COVID test.
  • Students will receive attendance credit for participating in class via Zoom only with a confirmed positive test for COVID-19.
  • Individuals on campus should wash their hands and utilize hand sanitizer frequently.
  • Masks/Face Coverings: masks are not required on campus. Anyone who wishes to wear a mask may do so and will be supported in their decision.  The CDC recommends that those who are at high risk should consult with their physicians about whether to wear a mask.  High quality N-95 and KN-94 masks are available in the Dean’s Office, Student Affairs, and the Law Library’s Circulation Desk.
  • Students who miss class due to COVID-19 must notify the school set forth in the document linked below, as soon as is practicable.
  • Students who miss class may only submit a COVID-related Absence form AFTER they return to in-person classes.
  • Students who have questions about the school’s COVID-19 policies or their application to their specific circumstances should contact csolcovid@charlestonlaw.edu.
  • These policies apply regardless of one’s vaccination status.

Members of the law school community should have a ready supply of rapid tests at home in case you experience symptoms and need to test yourself for COVID-19. You can obtain free tests from the federal government or the Law School’s Office of Student Affairs.

For students who have tested positive for COVID-19: Please read the attached document closely and follow all relevant instructions.