A religious exemption may be granted to any student whose parents, parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis signs and has notarized the appropriate section (Statement of Religious Objection) of the South Carolina Certificate of Religious Exemption. The South Carolina Certificate of Religious Exemption may only be obtained at a county public health department. Forms cannot be e-mailed or mailed.
Religious exemptions are only available for those attending childcare facilities and K-12 schools. Religious exemptions do not apply to COVID-19 vaccines as COVID-19 vaccines are not currently a state-mandated vaccine for childcare and K-12 school attendance.