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There has been a recent outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a Level 3 Travel Warning advising against nonessential travel to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and a Level 2 Travel Warning for Nigeria. Please be advised of this situation if you are considering traveling to West Africa or the surrounding areas.
If you are traveling from West Africa, the CDC asks returning travelers to be aware of any change in their health. For students, faculty and staff who have recently traveled to these countries, please be aware of the symptoms of the Ebola virus disease. Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to the virus, though 8-10 days is most common.
If you are coming to the University of South Carolina campus and have recently been to the affected areas, call 803-212-8004 and inform us about your recent travel and potential exposure before you arrive to USC’s campus (or go to a doctor’s office or emergency room) to prevent potential transmission to others. Please make sure to wear a mask upon entry to any medical facility and report your recent travel history to medical personnel.
USC’s Student Health Services staff is closely monitoring the information being disseminated by the CDC, has a plan in place in the event an Ebola case is identified and is in contact with the S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control for further updates.For a Q&A and more information about Ebola, visit http://www.cdc.gov.
Insurance TipUninterrupted Prescription Coverage
To allow uninterrupted prescription coverage during breaks throughout the year (winter break, summer break, etc.), students with the University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan through AIG can click here to renew their coverage. Once in the site, enter your e-mail address and password, then click the "renewal" button for the upcoming semester.
Student Health ServicesHave you been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes? Need help managing your diabetic lifestyle? Or are you a caregiver of someone with diabetes? Join Campus Wellness for the SWEET SUCCESS! Type 2 Diabetes Management Program, which is a FREE six-week program for faculty & staff designed to teach YOU lifestyle changes to address Type 2 diabetes.
Continue reading →Are you interested in promoting healthy lifestyle habits on campus, participating in wellness programs and activities and networking with your peers and colleagues? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then you may be a great Wellness Ambassador candidate. Submit your application HERE
Continue reading →Have you ever wanted to train for a 5K but didn’t want to do it alone? GOTM now includes three meet-up sessions. Join Campus Wellness’ Gamecocks on the Move (GOTM) program—a free USC faculty, staff and student walking and running program that provides individuals with the resources and support to train for a 5K.
Continue reading →If you are dealing with issues involving assault, sexual misconduct or dating violence, know that there are several people here at USC who want to help. The University's goal is to create a community that is free of sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment of any form.
Continue reading →Choose To Lose Online is a virtual weight management program designed to facilitate behavior changes on your own. We aim to provide you with online resources to accomplish your healthy lifestyle goals.
Continue reading →The campaign’s goal: to spread awareness and empowerment throughout USC’s campus by encouraging people to be responsible for their peers individually and collectively.
You have a role to play in preventing violence on our campus. Continue reading →Gamecock S.W.A.G is a 10-week behavioral change program for USC students designed to help you make changes to your lifestyle that promote active living and healthy nutrition. The program has three options, or tiers. Register for the one that will help you meet your goals.
Continue reading →Do you need a mid-week boost? Join us for Wind Down Wednesdays to cultivate an attitude of gratitude and improve productivity by learning mindfulness techniques.
No need to register or reserve a space—come one, come all!
We will begin and end each session with a short introduction to the day’s practice and time to connect as a community. No special equipment or attire is required; bring your own mat, blanket, sitting cushion or props, as desired, to support your practice.
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