CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — Coastal Carolina University has reinstated COVID-19 protocols and mitigation ahead of the Spring 2022 semester.

Spring semester classes start on Monday, and a few COVID protocols will once again be in place, according to the university.

Face masks will once again be required in all indoor spaces, university shuttles, minibuses and vans regardless of vaccination status.

The university strongly recommends students get tested for the virus prior to returning to campus. Free COVID-19 testing sites will also be available throughout the semester.

“Just be positive you’re negative,”  the university’s emergency management director Carissa Medeiros said. “So you’re not introducing risk to your roommates faculty members and staff that work on campus.”

CCU has updated the quarantine and isolation policy to align with shortened quarantine period recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, visit the quarantine and isolation section of the COVID-19 Operations website.  

“We’re able to pull them out of a congregate living setting if they are indeed COVID positive,” Medeiros said. “So they’re isolated from others. We’re caring for them. Delivering food.”

The mandate will be reviewed in 30 days, at which time the university will update its COVID-19 Operations website.