Isaias Storm Updates

The leadership teams of MUSC and MUSC Health, along with our Emergency Management team, continue monitoring Isaias, which is currently a tropical storm. Current data suggests that the earliest possible onset of tropical storm force winds could occur in the evening on Monday. There is also a potential for heavy rains and some flooding to begin on Monday. We are currently under modified operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For ongoing weather information and the latest information on the storm, visit National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

MUSC Health

  • MUSC Health clinics and ambulatory operating rooms will be open on Monday, August 3, for regular operations
  • COVID-19 Respiratory Specimen Collection sites will operate normally on Monday
  • A determination will be made on Monday, August 3 regarding operational plans for Tuesday, August 4  

MUSC Children's Health

  • All pediatric After Hours Clinics will be closed for Monday evening.
  • Virtual after hours visits are being offered. Please call 843-8760-2222 to set up a time.

University

  • The library will close to students, staff and faculty beginning at 3 p.m. Monday, August 3 until noon Tuesday, August 4. It will be used by hospital personnel.
  • The MUSC Wellness Center will close at noon Monday and re-open at noon Tuesday.

Parking

  • All parking locations on campus will be available to care team members and designated university employees who are needed to work onsite during the storm.
  • Parking management and Public Safety officers will be monitoring occupancy levels of the garages and may re-direct parkers to garages with available spaces.
  • Please do not park in surface lots. These are prone to flooding and your vehicle may sustain water damage if you park in these locations. Likewise, avoid parking on the first floors of garages.

Preparation During Hurricane Season

Please remember that we are now in hurricane season and our proximity to the coast makes it imperative to have a preparation plan, both at home and at work. Employees and staff should use this time to review personal hurricane evacuation and safety plans, including accommodations for child care, pet care, elderly care or special needs care. Department heads should also be reviewing emergency plans and procedures for their areas or units and communicating those to staff. For more information about how to put together a personal hurricane emergency kit, visit South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).