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SC State University lifts COVID-19 travel restrictions

Both domestic and international travel is now allowed again. However, students and staff planning to travel internationally must be fully vaccinated.

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — When classes start for SC State University students in August, traveling restrictions that were in place during the pandemic will be lifted.

"Any travel that we had was put on a restricted basis, and it required my signature," explained James E. Clark, SC State University's president.

Both domestic and international travel is now allowed again. However, students and staff planning to travel internationally must be fully vaccinated

"We're lifting those restrictions now to go back to a level of normalcy," said Clark. "Although there is some containment with international travel, it's not so much of us as it is a national constraint."

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The University's president did not give a number on how many people traveled internationally. He did say the majority of his staff decided to stay local.

"For the most part, people did not travel," Clark said. "We've been able to keep a safe environment without being able to constrain things too much."

Classes at SC State will begin on August 18th. The school plans to return to normal operations. Even though being vaccinated is not a school requirement, SC State officials are encouraging all members of the campus community to be vaccinated.

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