COVID-19 Information for Employees

COVID-19 Information for Employees

While Winthrop's campus is closed in compliance with state and national guidelines for COVID-19, our dedicated Admissions team is available to help you. To speak with someone from Admissions, please call 803-323-2191 between the hours of 9am-3pm (Monday-Friday) or email any questions to The health and safety of our staff and students is of the utmost importance so we will do our best to be available for you as long as we can.

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The Winthrop University leadership and the Critical Incident Management Team are closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation related to COVID-19 and will provide updates as necessary.  

    Unemployment Benefits and COVID-19 Changes:

    The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SC DEW) launched the COVID-19 hub to answer questions related to unemployment claims and provide instructions as to online filing for benefits.  Only SC DEW can tell you whether or not you are eligible to collect unemployment benefits and the amount that will be awarded.

    A DEW Fact Sheet with common questions is also available.

    Some of the normal eligibility requirements have been waived in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic by the SC Governor’s March 19 Executive Order in Section 2. With new federal laws being enacted in recent days changing the normal procedure and awards for unemployment, additional updated information will likely be published in the future.


The Office of Human Resources can be reached via email at for questions regarding this topic.

Last Updated: 4/2/20