Clemson Detects COVID-19 in Wastewater: Officials

Jacquie Cadorette
June 21, 2020 - 3:01 pm

    The city of Clemson as well as Clemson University have announced an increased detection of coronavirus in the area. 

    City and University officials have begun to test wastewater entering the Cochran Road Wastewater Treatment Plant. According to initial results, there is an elevated COVID-19 presence in the community. 

    "As the State of South Carolina continue to experience rapid community spread, Clemson city and University officials strongly urge all individuals to wear face coverings in public and to maintain social distancing," Joe Galbraith, Associate VP for Strategic Communications, said. 

    This week, Clemson University saw 28 athletes and staff members test positive for coronavirus. Of those 28, 25 were from the football program and 23 were players. 

    Each person who tested positive was notified and isolated for at least 10 days, Jeff Kallin, the school's associate athletic director said. Any close contacts were also asked to self-quarantine. 

    Most of the outlined cases were asymptomatic. No one was required to go to the hospital.

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