A Note from the Executive Team at Sherman College of Chiropractic
Welcome to fall quarter! Thank you all for your continued patience and resiliency as we adapt to our current circumstances. We are committed to keeping you informed during this transition. Should you have any questions beyond those addressed here, please reach out to Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer Karen Canup. Here are the most important updates for the week beginning October 12, 2020.
Newest Updates for the Week of October 12
Summary of Hours for Buildings and Services
Here is a summary of current hours for campus buildings and services offered. Please respect and adhere to the maximum number of occupants allowed in each area, and please also look for notices regarding cleaning protocols.
  • The Gelardi Student Center is open Monday-Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. These hours include the sitting area with the club chairs and tables, the alcoves and the café area.
  • Study rooms are available Monday-Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Masks must be worn if two or more individuals occupy any study or sitting area. Study spaces and rooms must be properly sanitized with provided cleaning supplies when individuals finish using the spaces. The study rooms will close daily from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for an additional deep cleaning.
  • Library hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Distancing of six feet must be maintained in the library at all times.
  • Bookstore Hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • “Market C” is located in the café space and is accessible anytime the building is open.
  • The Streatery food truck will be selling lunch on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Firehouse Subs will be selling subs and salads on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Return to Campus Protocol Disciplinary Process
In efforts to maintain the safety of everyone on campus during these challenging times and comply with state local and federal guidelines, the college established Return to Campus (RTC) protocols that are effective and the least intrusive to all. Everyone on campus is expected to know the protocols and demonstrate a professional attitude while adhering to them.

Infractions committed by students will be addressed according to Policy 8004- Student Code of Conduct and infractions committed by employees will be addressed by a supervisor. All members of the college community, including employees and students, have an obligation and responsibility to report any violation of the established protocols. Reports may be made to Reopening Director Dr. Janice Higgins-Fordree.
COVID-19 Campus Protocols for Fall Quarter
Please review the campus protocols listed below:
  • Face masks are self-supplied and must be worn in all circumstances where a six foot social distance cannot be maintained. This specifically includes all technique rooms; computer labs, Including HC10 and HC11; and any Gelardi Student Center study area or sitting area with two or more students. Additional rooms may be re-classified as necessary.
  • Congregating, with or without masks, is NOT allowed in any area of campus buildings. Foot traffic must be moving at all times in hallways and common areas.
  • Individuals can socialize outside as long as social distance guidelines are maintained or masks are being worn.
  • All students must participate in disinfecting classrooms/workspaces at the end of each session. In-class faculty members will coordinate the disinfection process.
  • All protocols for GSC study rooms and sitting areas must be adhered to at all times. It is the student’s responsibility to use them appropriately and to demonstrate social distancing. Masks are required if two or more individuals occupy any study or sitting room. Study spaces and sitting rooms must be properly sanitized with provided cleaning supplies when individuals finish using the spaces.
  • Most importantly – people who are sick, feel sick or think they may be sick must not come to campus. Keep instructors and department heads informed.

To clarifiy, masks are not required in the hallways as long as foot traffic is moving. If individuals stop in the hallway for any reason, social distancing must be maintained or a mask is required.

The college has had multiple reports of protocols not being followed. This puts the college in a situation that could have severe repercussions (i.e. closing campus again). Please understand these protocols are not suggestions, but are the college’s requirements and will be adhered to.

If the protocols are not followed, the college will be forced to take measures including, but not limited to, closing various buildings, requiring face masks at all times and other necessary actions to maintain everyone’s safety on campus.
Important Reminders
Student Emergency Funds Available
The Offices of Institutional Advancement and Public Relations have established the Sherman Pride Student Emergency Fund (SPSEF) to assist students. The fund allows students to request up to $500 for urgent needs and does not require repayment. We are grateful to supporters for caring and giving during these challenging times. Please email FInancial Aid to request copy of the SPSEF application and submit completed forms and accompanying documentation. Please also reach out with any questions about the SPSEF or the application process.
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Children on Campus
Due to COVID-19 guidelines and in the interest of safety for everyone, the college is temporarily suspending the current children on campus policy. We will follow our current campus COVID-19 policy of no children on campus until further notice. We realize some students may have extenuating circumstances that make it difficult to attend all or some classes due to childcare needs, therefore, the college is providing alternative arrangements for you to meet course requirements online. Contact your faculty members directly to make arrangements.
Campus Protocol Update: SC-DHEC Updates
As Sherman College diligently monitors state and local COVID-19 guidelines, we are continuously adapting our procedures to follow suggested guideline revisions. Routine temperature screening of all persons entering campus buildings is not recommended at this time. In accordance with this revised recommendation, temperature screenings will be performed randomly throughout the day by Dr. Janice Higgins-Fordree and designated appointees. The Health Center will continue using the previous established protocols. As always, if you are sick, feel sick or think you may be sick, please do not come to campus. Please contact Dr. Janice Higgins-Fordree with any questions or concerns.
Campus Protocol Update: CDC Guidelines
Per updated CDC guidelines, Sherman College is making the following revisions to campus protocols:
  • If an individual tests positive for COVID-19, they are required to self-quarantine for 10 days after symptom onset, are fever free for 24 hours and have improvement of symptoms. Exceptions to this would be someone who is immunocompromised and may require a longer quarantine time.
  • Due to the 14-day incubation period of COVID-19, if someone is exposed to COVID19, the individual is required to self-quarantine 14 days to determine if they are infected and to keep from possibly spreading the virus. The 14 day self-quarantine would not apply if an individual is tested after exposure and receives a negative test result..
Student Affairs Offers Support
Recent events and the global COVID-19 pandemic crisis have left many students and employees feeling an abundance of hurt, frustration, confusion, anger, sadness, helplessness, and more. We acknowledge that Sherman College does not have all the answers to your specific concerns, but we want you to know that you and your concerns matter. Please reach out for help to Student Affairs, Campus Counseling, or any other trusted resource. We are here for you. Let’s grow, let’s heal, and let’s become stronger, together. Email us for assistance.