COVID-19 Resource Center
Information, updates and support for the USC community
To notify the university of a case, please complete the “Contact Tracing Form” in MySHR.
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- COVID-19 antigen kit, lot COV2030023 updatePlease discard or discontinue use of the following the following lot number of Flowflex COVID-19 antigen kits: COV2030023. Users have reported difficulty interpreting clear results from this lot number of tests.
- COVID-19 General Update (9/1/23)
We have seen a slight expected increase in COVID-19 cases recently, both at the LA County and campus levels, as people have returned from summer schedules into the patterns of fall activities. This follows a similar trend as in previous years when returns from travel and the increase in contact between people can lead to an uptick in cases. Campus COVID-19 protocols remain consistent with the systems in place from the previous academic year. The reminders in this message can serve to help reduce illness and help us navigate this fall’s respiratory illness season.
- What Should I Do? (Symptoms)If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, take an antigen test. If it is positive, follow these instructions, including completing a contract tracing form in MySHR. Isolation accommodations are available to students in USC Housing, and you will see a link for…
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Staying Safe and Supporting Your Well-being
We encourage USC students, faculty and staff to practice good hygiene when coming to campus and interacting with each other. Test if you may have had an exposure, and test before and after attending a gathering or returning from travel (days 3-5 after potential exposure are recommended.) Wear a high-quality mask when indoors or in crowded settings to keep yourself and others safe from transmission. Vaccines are available at no cost, and are the best tools for protecting yourself and others from severe illness and hospitalization.
Know that resources supporting the mental health and well-being of students are available through Student Health’s Counseling and Mental Health Services unit (part of the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences in the Keck School of Medicine of USC). Additional campus offices offer assistance for USC students. Mental health programs for faculty and staff are available through the Workwell Center, and the Care for the Caregiver program is available to the health care workforce of Keck Medicine of USC.
3 Tips to Stay Healthy
If you feel sick, stay home. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Cover your cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Consider wearing a high-quality mask when indoors or in crowded settings.
Monitor your health. If you feel sick, stay home and apart from others in your household. Contact your medical provider. See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) description of symptoms and the self-checker tool. If you are/have been on campus and test positive, complete the contact tracing form in MySHR.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
The L.A. County Department of Public Health is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to COVID-19.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) provides updated information about COVID-19 as it becomes available.
CA Digital Vaccine Card
The CA Dept. of Public Health is a resource for obtaining a digital vaccine card that you can keep on your mobile device.
Visit the CA vaccine record website
COVID-19 in the Community
USC has taken significant public health actions to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
We are continuing to monitor the situation and remain in contact with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health about the community spread of the virus in the county.
COVID-19 notifications are distributed daily via email to USC students, faculty, and university staff in compliance with California State Law AB685, Labor Code section 6409.6 and CalOSHA COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations.
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