Clemson University finalized its plan to offer free COVID-19 testing to members of local communities, the university announced in a statement on Friday, Dec. 4.
Due to assistance from South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the state’s General Assembly, Clemson has been able to increase capacity to offer free testing as in-person classes have wrapped up.
“We appreciate the financial commitment from Gov. McMaster and the General Assembly to develop our on-campus CLIA [Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments certified] lab, which played a critical role in our ability to conduct a successful fall semester,” Clemson President Jim Clements said. “With the majority of our students away from campus now, we are excited to offer this testing opportunity for our community.”
Clemson will offer PCR saliva tests daily starting Monday, Dec. 7, until Friday, Dec. 18. Those interested in getting tested must register before arriving. Community members can register by following this link. The tests are in partnership with facilitator Rymedi and the on-campus saliva testing lab.
COVID-19 testing will be available for up to 150 people per day at no cost. The capacity for more tests per day is expected to increase. Rymedi will do walk-up testing at Memorial Stadium with the entrance at gate 13.