Clemson University continues to test the levels of SARS-CoV-2 in the University and City Wastewater Treatment Facilities, including the University Plant, Clemson's Cochran Road Plant, and the Pendleton Plant, which also serves a portion of the City of Clemson.
The full results as of August 3rd are included below, and other results are forthcoming. We will continue to update as we receive more test results.
Information of note:
1) Levels in the Cochran Rd sewage dropped into the Level II range. This is the order of magnitude change that we have been hoping to see, presumably a consequence of the mask ordinance. Of course, it is only one data point. We need to see a trend. The next sample could pop back up.
2) Levels in the campus wastewater have popped back up, on the low end of Level II. This tells us there are still infected individuals working on the campus.
3) Levels in the Pendleton/Clemson sewage remain mostly unchanged; they are still in the 105 range.
Please continue to wear a mask when in public spaces and near people not in your household.
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