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COVID-19 Information and FAQ

COVID-19 Information and FAQ

Updated 8.4.2020

Coker University remains committed to welcoming students back to campus in August. 

While the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, our top priority remains the health, safety, and wellbeing of our community, on and off campus. Please note that any policies, procedures, plans, and recommendations outlined below are subject to change at any point due to the rapidly changing nature of COVID-19. We will update this page regularly and continue to keep our Coker community informed of any changes and/or new information. 

Before the start of the fall semester, we’re requiring all residential students to sign an updated housing agreement and all students, faculty, and staff to sign The Coker Pledge, which will acknowledge our individual commitments to protecting the health of our campus and greater Hartsville community.

Frequently Asked Questions

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General FAQs

Coker University’s highest priority is the health and safety of our campus community, and we continue to use CDC and DHEC guidance to inform our decisions.

We’re incorporating new campus-wide protocols, including wearing masks, limiting occupancy and practicing social distancing in spaces, and sanitizing intensively.

We’re welcoming our employees back to campus in phases and staggering our residential student move-in across days and times to limit contact and crowds.

We’ve adjusted our traditional undergraduate academic calendar in an effort to minimize opportunities for increased exposure to the COVID-19 virus and disruptions to learning. We’re revising how in-seat classes are delivered so that we can stagger in-person learning with online learning to limit the number of students in classrooms and incorporate proper social distancing measures.

No, we’ve adjusted our 2020-2021 academic calendar for our in-person classes in an effort to minimize opportunities for increased exposure to the COVID-19 virus and disruptions to learning. Through this adjusted schedule, the university will be open and classes will be held on Labor Day and through Fall Break. In-person instruction will end on November 24 and any remaining coursework and exams will be delivered online through December 8.  (November 24 will be a full day of classes.) There may be additional class changes that will need to be made; students will be notified if any pertain to their specific schedule.

In addition, we will not have a traditional J-term or study away/abroad trips in January; however, we will offer online classes over the extended break between semesters. We plan to begin and end the spring semester and Term III classes as originally scheduled, with in-person instruction resuming January 11, 2021, for Term III, and January 19, 2021, for traditional undergraduate students.

For employees, workspaces are cleaned and disinfected daily. In addition, cleaning supplies are available in every building as employees are strongly encouraged to disinfect their own workspace multiple times during the day, giving special attention to common surfaces and frequently touched surfaces. 

For residential students, the residence halls have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected and cleaning schedules will be increased to ensure these are kept clean and sanitized. Areas will be wiped down with a hospital grade disinfectant a minimum of two times per day to ensure these are being kept sanitized, this will include cleaning all high touchpoint surfaces such as door handles, door knobs, panic bars, etc. 

For all students and employees, all classrooms and buildings on campus, including LITC, and dining hall, the WOW Cafe, We Proudly Serve, the DeLoach Center, the Student Center, and the University Store have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Cleaning schedules will be adjusted to ensure spaces are kept sanitized. Sanitation kits will be available for all classroom spaces. Additional hand sanitizing stations have been added throughout campus.

We’ve increased the frequency we’re cleaning all hard surfaces and high touchpoint areas, and we’re using a hospital grade disinfectant that is on the CDC approved list to kill the COVID-19 virus.

At this time, Coker University is a “Wear a Mask Campus.” All employees, students, visitors, and vendors are required to wear a mask or cloth face covering. Masks or cloth face coverings must cover your nose and mouth. This policy is in effect outdoors, including Kalmia Gardens, and indoors. 

As recommended by the CDC, masks and cloth face coverings should not be placed on:

Babies and children younger than 2 years old

Anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious

Anyone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance

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You must wear a mask when you are:

  • On campus––indoors, including classrooms, or outdoors, including Kalmia Gardens
  • At any university-sponsored programs or activities held in non-university buildings and/or off-campus
  • In university vehicles or taking public transportation while participating in university-sponsored activities 
  • Working at a reception desk on campus

 

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You do not have to wear a mask when you are:

  • Alone in a private office
  • Alone in your dorm room or in your dorm room with your roommate(s)

Anyone with a medical condition or disability who believes prevents them from safely wearing a mask may request a possible modification by contacting Robin Richardson (if student) or Ella Marshall (if employee). 

Following DHEC’s guidance and out of consideration for our community’s healthcare infrastructure and the demand for testing kits, at this time, we do not expect to test every student and employee before in-person classes start. Our Center for Health and Wellness has partnered with local medical providers to provide on-campus COVID-19 testing for symptomatic patients.  

Things will most likely look a little different this year, and we’re still determining how best to handle large gatherings. At this time, gatherings of 10 people or less are permitted as long as individuals are practicing proper social distancing and wearing masks.

For our Coker community’s health and safety, Homecoming 2020––September 25-26––will be a virtual celebration, and we continue to work with the NCAA and the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) regarding athletic events. 

Things will most likely look a little different this year, and we’re still determining how best to handle large gatherings.

We’re anticipating our winter 2020 graduate commencement to be December 11 and undergraduate commencement to be December 12. The anticipated date for spring 2021 graduate commencement is May 14 and undergraduate commencement is May 15.

We’re in the process of preparing a survey for our May 2020 graduates to determine their preferences for a commencement ceremony.

CobraQuest, Coker University’s new student orientation, is scheduled for Friday, August 14, through Monday, August 17. This year, new students will experience a combination of small group activities and virtual learning experiences through Blackboard. The final schedule will be available soon.

Due to COVID-19 and the necessary precautions we must take during this time, we are rescheduling the Cobras in the Capital trip for a time when it is safer to travel. More information will be shared about rescheduling as it becomes available.

You’re in the right place. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes funds to assist qualified students in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The total amount of funds Coker University received from the CARES Act to be disbursed directly to qualified students in need who experienced unprecedented hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic is $573,846. In accordance with the CARES Act and Department of Education guidelines, grant funds will be used to help as many students as possible, giving consideration to those with the most need.  Need is determined by information from a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), specifically their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as well as federal Pell grant eligibility. Coker University students who meet the eligibility qualifications outlined in this document will receive a disbursement. 

Once the disbursements are complete, students will be notified via their Coker email. You do not have to pay this money back, but your CARES Act grant award may be considered taxable income. 

CARES Act grant funds may be spent on 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).

CARES Act grant funds may not be spent on unpaid balances due to the university, tuition, fees, room and board expenses for summer 2020 or for the 2020-2021 academic year, or replacement of lost wages.

For detailed information regarding the CARES Act grant funding, including eligibility requirements and reporting information, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Solution Center at ssc@coker.edu. 

Prospective Students

Yes! At this time, campus visits are taking place with some necessary adjustments. Visits will need to be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance and are limited to the prospective student and one guest. All visitors must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Please keep in mind that, at this time, campus tours will be only outside and led by an admissions counselor. To schedule a visit, please contact us at admissions@coker.edu or go to coker.edu/visit

You can visit Coker virtually anytime at coker.edu/visit and be sure to follow Coker University on social media!

Students

General Info

You will be notified if the person being tested reports to have been in close contact with you as defined by DHEC and CDC.

Coker will provide one face mask for every student.

If you are attending classes on campus or using on-campus resources as a residential or commuter student, you should seek medical attention at the nearest healthcare center. Please notify the Coker COVID Hotline right away if your healthcare provider tests you for COVID-19 at 843-383-8018.

Coker is requiring any residential students that live within a two-hour drive that have been tested  for COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 to quarantine at home. 

Residential students living more than a two-hour drive from campus that have been tested or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should quarantine in their residence hall room. Residential students under quarantine are required to notify the Coker COVID Hotline right away.  Any student sharing a bathroom or a room with a residential student that has been tested for COVID-19 or is exhibiting symptoms is required to quarantine as well. 

Any student in quarantine should notify their faculty that they will need accommodations for remote instruction. 

Any student who is on the meal plan will be sent a form via Coker email to designate meal options for delivery to your residence hall room.

After testing positive for COVID-19  you must quarantine for 14 days.

After exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 you must quarantine for 14 days.

A negative COVID-19 test result is not required for students that have quarantined for the full 14 days.

Quarantining means individuals remain in their room or home and should not leave unless they need medical care or in the case of an emergency. 

Coker University’s Center for Health and Wellness (212 South Second Street, Suite 212, behind the DeLoach Center) is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-1:30pm when classes are in session. You can reach the Center for Health and Wellness at 843-383-8141.


Coker’s Center for Health and Wellness does not operate an inpatient medical facility or provide 24/7 coverage. Residential students are encouraged to seek care should their condition change outside of the Center for Health and Wellness hours of operation. Students experiencing worsening symptoms while in quarantine may be referred to urgent care facilities and/or the emergency department of the local hospital for consideration of hospitalization.

Students in quarantine may be required to participate in medical monitoring in the form of phone calls or video calls. 

Individuals who violate quarantine directives will be subject to disciplinary action.

Events

Things will most likely look a little different this year, and we’re still determining how best to handle large gatherings. At this time, gatherings of 10 people or less are permitted as long as individuals are practicing proper social distancing and wearing masks. However, we recommend virtual meetings at this time.

Things will most likely look a little different this year, and we’re still determining how best to handle large gatherings. At this time, gatherings of 10 people or less are permitted as long as individuals are practicing proper social distancing and wearing masks. However, we recommend virtual events at this time.

Services

Students are always encouraged to participate in service and volunteer activities in the community, but should follow any/all health and safety guidelines mandated by the host organization or institution.

As these are essential resources for our students, we intend to have both open.

At this time, the DeLoach Main Weightroom will be open in the fall with limited occupancy, equipment arranged for proper social distancing, and masks will be required. In addition to being cleaned and sanitized frequently, cleaning supplies will be available for additional cleaning of equipment before and after use. 

Beginning in August, counseling services will be provided through the Medical University of South Carolina TelePsych program, where students will have access to a psychiatrist. All appointments will take place in Coker’s Center for Health and Wellness. More information will be available soon regarding how to make appointments, insurance billing, and office hours.

For our returning students, you will notice several changes in the Dining Hall. You will be able to choose dine in or takeout, just let your server know your preference. All meal options offered in the dining hall will be available for takeout.  In order to practice proper social distancing and reduce wait times, all self-service and made-to-order stations will not be offered at this time.

In accordance with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) guidelines, seating in the dining hall will be limited to 184 seats. Since there are a limited number of seats available, we ask that you not dine in with a takeout container. 

The main entrance to the Dining Hall will only be an entrance, not an entrance and/or exit; you will exit through the doors into Belk Hall (near the dish return). 

Wearing a face mask is required when you enter the Dining Hall.  You will be allowed to remove your mask when you are seated and eating.  

In an effort to reduce contact, when you enter the dining hall, we ask that you show the cashier your Coker ID and keep it in your hand. The cashier will scan the card while you keep your card in your possession.  If you will be using a debit or credit card, you will swipe your card yourself.  

With your health and safety as our top priority, Sodexo Dining Services is committed to providing all customers a quality dining experience.

Linville Dining Hall:
Monday – Friday:
Breakfast:  7:30 am – 9:30 am
Lunch:  11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Dinner:  5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Saturday – Sunday:
Continental Breakfast:  8:30 am – 10:00 am
Brunch:  10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dinner:  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
WOW Café:
Monday – Thursday:  11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday:  11:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Sunday:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 
Starbucks We Proudly Serve:
Monday – Thursday:  7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday:  7:30 am – 2:00 pm
 
Simply To Go:
Monday – Friday:  10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Beginning August 10th the Coker University Store will be open from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Customers shopping in the store will be required to practice our campus-wide protocols for social distancing. Occupancy will be limited in order to practice social distancing. You may enter through the door inside the Student Center beside the vending area and exit through the door facing LITC.

The Coker University Store is encouraging students to order their books and course materials online at http://bookstore.coker.edu/home so that payment is contactless and pick up is quick and easy. Once placed, your order will be ready for pick up 24 hours later. Place an order of $25 or more online during the month of August and receive a free t-shirt (while supplies last). To receive your free t-shirt add item 2002779 to your cart in the size you wish to receive. When your order is processed you will not be charged for this item.

Please call 843-383-8034, email mwalters@coker.edu, or email ephillips@coker.edu if assistance is needed.

Communication

Students should continue checking their Coker email for important announcements and information.

We will continue to keep  this page updated.

You can also follow Coker University on social media.

Please note that social media is not our primary means of communicating important announcements and information. 

Academics

At this time, students are expected to wear a mask in class. For additional information, please refer to Coker’s mask policy at the top of this page. 

We’re revising how in-seat classes are delivered so that we can stagger in-person learning with online learning, all in an effort to limit the number of students in classrooms and to incorporate proper social distancing measures.

All classrooms have been modified for proper social distancing and will have maximum occupancy signage and regulations. Sanitation kits will be available in all classrooms.

Lecture halls and performance spaces will have seats and/or rows marked to ensure proper social distancing.

In-person undergraduate instruction will end on November 24 and any remaining coursework and exams will be delivered online through December 8. If in-seat exams are necessary, they will be given before the Thanksgiving holiday. (November 24 will be a full day of classes.)

We’re revising how in-seat classes are delivered so that we can stagger in-person learning with online learning, all in an effort to limit the number of students in classrooms and to incorporate proper social distancing measures. There may be additional class changes that will need to be made; students will be notified if any pertain to your specific schedule. You may have a combination of in-seat, hybrid, and online courses.

At this time, we will use our regular grading system for the 2020-2021 academic year.

As of August 10, professors, advisors, and student success coaches will be back on campus and ready to meet in-person. 

Professors will have office hours and you can schedule a time to meet with your student success coach (in-person or virtually) by emailing them directly or contacting studentsuccess@coker.edu.

Please note that some employees may be exempt from returning to campus, but will continue to work remotely. 

Hybrid learning is a combination of in-person classes and online classes. In order to accommodate social distancing and reduce occupancy, we will use a hybrid model for most classes.

Information related to your hybrid course, including which day you will attend in person, will be posted on Blackboard.

Internships and Work Study

Students are always encouraged to participate in internships and are expected to follow any/all health and safety guidelines mandated by the company or organization.

The Student Success Center will offer a Virtual Internship Orientation for summer and fall internships. Any students planning to complete an internship in the Fall of 2020, will need to complete the Virtual Internship Orientation. For more information, please click here

Residence Life (On-Campus Housing)

Though we’re not expecting to close on-campus housing during the 2020-2021 academic year, should residential students need to leave campus, we will schedule staggered move-out dates and times to reduce contact and crowds. Should a student not be able to move their belongings out of their room on the scheduled date and time, Residence Life will work to accommodate alternative dates and times.

Coker is expecting housing to be full, so there have been no rooming modifications at this time. New students are assigned to double, triple, and quadruple rooms.

The residence halls will close December 9 at 5pm. We recognize that some students will have extenuating circumstances and/or be unable to travel during the break. The Office of Residence Life will follow up closer to the break to determine which students need to remain on campus. 

We will be staggering move-in days and times with the majority of new students moving in on or before August 14. Certain cohorts may have earlier move-in days. Students will receive an email with their move-in date and additional information. 

Returning students will move in August 15-17, 2020. Returning students will receive an email prompting them to sign up for a specific move-in time slot.

It’s important that we keep the move-in schedule for new and returning students as is, and we ask for your continued patience and understanding as we work to make our move-in as safe as possible.

Each residential student will be assigned a move-in date and time, typically this will be a one-hour time slot. Students can bring up to two helpers for move-in. Students and their helpers will need to wear masks and/or cloth face coverings that cover their mouth and nose. Whenever possible, we ask that individuals practice social distancing and avoid any physical contact. 

The residence halls have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to move-in and cleaning schedules will be increased to ensure these are kept clean and sanitized. Common areas will be wiped down with a hospital grade disinfectant a minimum of two times per day, including cleaning all high touchpoint surfaces such as door handles, door knobs, etc. 

Please note, residential students with private or suite-style bathrooms are responsible for keeping their bathroom clean and sanitized.

Please email list.reslife@coker.edu as soon as you have decided to cancel your housing so as to avoid the loss of your housing deposit.

If you are attending classes on campus or using on-campus resources, you should seek medical attention at the nearest healthcare center. Please notify the Coker COVID Hotline right away, 843-383-8018, if your healthcare provider tests you for COVID-19. 

Coker is requiring any residential students that live within a two-hour drive that have been tested  for COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 to quarantine at home. 

Residential students living more than a two-hour drive from campus that have been tested or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should quarantine in their residence hall room. Residential students under quarantine are required to notify the Coker COVID Hotline right away . Any student sharing a bathroom or a room with a residential student that has been tested for COVID-19 or is exhibiting symptoms is required to quarantine as well. 

Any student in quarantine should notify their faculty that they will need accommodations for remote instruction. 

Any student who is on the meal plan will be sent a form via Coker email to designate meal options for delivery to your residence hall room.

After testing positive for COVID-19 you must quarantine for 14 days.

After exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 you must quarantine for 14 days.

A negative COVID-19 test result is not required for students that have quarantined for the full 14 days.

Quarantining means individuals remain in their room or home and should not leave unless they need medical care or in the case of an emergency. 

Coker University’s Center for Health and Wellness (212 South Second Street, Suite 212, behind the DeLoach Center) is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-1:30pm when classes are in session. You can reach the Center for Health and Wellness at 843-383-8141 or healthservices@coker.edu.

Coker’s Center for Health and Wellness does not operate an inpatient medical facility or provide 24/7 coverage. Residential students are encouraged to seek care should their condition change outside of the Center for Health and Wellness hours of operation. Students experiencing worsening symptoms while in quarantine may be referred to urgent care facilities and/or the emergency department of the local hospital for consideration of hospitalization.

Counseling services will be available for students. Beginning in August, counseling services will be provided through the Medical University of South Carolina TelePsych program, where students will have access to a psychiatrist. All appointments will take place in Coker’s Center for Health and Wellness. More information will be available soon regarding how to make appointments, insurance billing, and office hours.

Students in quarantine may be required to participate in medical monitoring in the form of phone calls or video calls. 

Individuals who violate quarantine directives will be subject to disciplinary action.

If your roommate gets sick or if you and/or your roommate have come into close contact with someone that tested positive for COVID-19, you will be required to self-quarantine in your residence hall room. 

If you live in a residence hall with communal bathrooms and one of your hallmates, suitemates, or roommates tests positive for COVID-19, you will be required to quarantine for 14 days in your residence hall room, suite, etc. 

Coker is requiring any residential students that live within a two-hour drive that have been tested  for COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 to quarantine at home. 

Residential students living more than a two-hour drive from campus that have been tested or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should quarantine in their residence hall room. 

Any student in quarantine should notify their faculty that they will need accommodations for remote instruction. 

Any student who is on the meal plan will be sent a form via Coker email to designate meal options for delivery to your residence hall room.

After testing positive for COVID-19 you must quarantine for 14 days.

After exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 you must quarantine for 14 days.

A negative COVID-19 test result is not required for students that have quarantined for the full 14 days.

Quarantining means individuals remain in their room or home and should not leave unless they need medical care or in the case of an emergency. 

Coker University’s Center for Health and Wellness (212 South Second Street, Suite 212, behind the DeLoach Center) is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-1:30pm when classes are in session. You can reach the Center for Health and Wellness at 843-383-8141 or healthservices@coker.edu.

Coker’s Center for Health and Wellness does not operate an inpatient medical facility or provide 24/7 coverage. Residential students are encouraged to seek care should their condition change outside of the Center for Health and Wellness hours of operation. Students experiencing worsening symptoms while in quarantine may be referred to urgent care facilities and/or the emergency department of the local hospital for consideration of hospitalization.

Counseling services will be available for students. Beginning in August, counseling services will be provided through the Medical University of South Carolina TelePsych program, where students will have access to a psychiatrist. All appointments will take place in Coker’s Center for Health and Wellness. More information will be available soon regarding how to make appointments, insurance billing, and office hours.

Students in quarantine may be required to participate in medical monitoring in the form of phone calls or video calls. 

Individuals who violate quarantine directives will be subject to disciplinary action.

If you haven’t had close contact, as defined by CDC, with the sick individual and have been practicing social distancing and wearing a mask, you do not have to self-quarantine. However, if you live in a residence hall with a communal bathroom and one of your hallmates, suitemates, or roommates (that you share a bathroom with) tests positive for COVID-19, you will be required to quarantine for 14 days. 

The CDC defines “close contact” as “a person that has been within six feet of the infected person for a prolonged period of time.”

Close contacts of confirmed cases who are not roommates will be asked to quarantine for 14 days after their last exposure.

As final exams and projects will continue to be due the week following Thanksgiving and students are not required to move out of the residence halls until December 9 at 5pm, room and board costs will not be adjusted.

For the health and safety of our campus community, access to residence halls will be restricted––only persons living in a residence hall will have access to that building. Students living off campus will not have access to residence halls. Overnight or off-campus guests will not be allowed in the residential halls. Residential students can visit rooms on their hall or in their building. 

Our Center for Health and Wellness has partnered with local medical providers to provide on-campus COVID-19 testing for symptomatic patients.

In addition, according to DHEC, Hartsville has two permanent testing facilities: CareSouth Carolina and Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.

Athletics

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and in the best interest of the health, safety, and well being of the student-athletes, coaches, and administrators, fans, and our campus communities, the South Atlantic Conference will delay the start of fall sport competition until September 26.  This includes men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball.  Teams will compete in conference only competition and teams may begin preseason practice, per NCAA bylaws, for these sports during the fall 2020 semester, provided health and safety conditions allow these activities.  

In regard to the 2020-21 winter sports of men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, and wrestling, those seasons remain unchanged.  

Coker athletics will continue to follow all CDC and DHEC guidelines in returning to practice and competition. 

Employees

Listen to Dr. Harder’s Town Hall for Coker employees below:

All departments have continued to be fully staffed, but most have been working remotely since mid-March. We will be fully staffed on campus as of August 10, but we will continue to accommodate employees that might be at a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 or have extenuating circumstances so that they can continue working remotely. 

Employees sharing an office will need to wear masks and follow the protocols outlined in the Employee Guidelines for Reopening. Furniture may need to be rearranged so that individuals are farther apart, keeping a minimum of six feet between their workstations. If you need to have furniture rearranged, please put in a facilities request for assistance. 


Employees can reference the Employee Guidelines for Reopening, which can be found in the recent email regarding phase three of reopening. 

As a reminder, all employees returning to work are required to:

  • Complete this campus clearance form at least one hour before coming to campus. The form will need to be filled out prior to every visit to campus. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and answer yes to any of the questions in the symptom checker section of the form, please do not come to campus. Human Resources will contact you.
  • Wear a mask at all times while on Coker University property (including outdoors) unless alone in your private workspace. Employees not adhering to Coker’s mask policy will be subject to disciplinary measures.
  • Have their Coker University issued ID badge visible at all times. Campus Safety will have a detailed schedule of which employees will be in which buildings at which times and will be checking offices at regular intervals. If you do not have a Coker University issued ID badge, please contact campus safety at list.campussafety@coker.edu. You may be required to send an updated photo if you do not currently have a photo in the new ID badging system.

If you feel your workspace isn’t being cleaned properly, please submit a facilities request

Alumni

Homecoming 2020 is September 25-26 and it will be a virtual celebration full of #CokerPride! We’re hoping for (and already planning!) an in-person Homecoming October 1-2, 2021.

Instead of our in-person alumni socials, we’ll be hosting virtual events this fall. If you haven’t already signed up for our alumni newsletter, please sign up here so you don’t miss out on any news and events! 

Community Members

You are welcome to walk through campus, but you must wear a mask. You can find more information about Coker’s mask policy at the top of this page.

Coker’s campus will be open to the general public as of August 10, 2020, when we expect to have all of our employees back on campus.

Please continue to check this page often for news and information as we make decisions regarding concerts, theatre performances, and more.

The COVID-19 virus is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person in respiratory droplets from someone who is infected. People who are infected often have symptoms of illness. However, some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus. 
 

It may be possible for a person to get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the primary way the virus spreads. 

Avoid touching your face and wash your hands thoroughly (20 seconds) with soap and water several times during work hours to reduce risk and prevent person-to-person potential infections. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces. 

Practice social distancing, by keeping space between yourself and other people. To practice social distancing:
*Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
*Do not gather in groups.
*Eliminate contact with others, such as handshakes.

DHEC recommends the following steps to protect yourself and others:

  • Practice social distancing

  • Wear a mask in public

  • Avoid group gatherings

  • Regularly washing your hands

  • Stay home if sick

For the latest information related to COVID-19 visit scdhec.gov/COVID-19.

Visit scdmh.net for stress, anxiety and mental health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.

DHEC currently has mobile testing events scheduled through August 4 with new testing events added regularly. A list of mobile testing clinic events is available at scdhec.gov/covid19mobileclinics.

Visit scdhec.gov/covid19testing for a list of testing facilities. (Hartsville has two permanent testing facilities per DHEC’s website: CareSouth Carolina and Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.)