During a visit to campus in September, Ambassador Dr. Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator for the Office of the Vice President, praised Clemson’s efforts to combat the spread of the virus and keep students, faculty, staff and the community healthy.
Fall 2020 has been different, to say the least. But the Facilities staff has been working hard behind the scenes, making sure that campus is ready for students to return, with all the extra precautions and work required because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two mornings a week, Fadi Abdeljawad goes into a nook just off his kitchen, stands in front of his open laptop and teaches a mechanical engineering course to about 30 students who are scattered across the country because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
This spring, people all over the world have been stepping out on their porches every evening at 7 p.m. to applaud health care workers who have been putting themselves at risk caring for those with COVID-19.