COVID-19 Resource Center
Information, updates and support for the USC community
To notify the university of a case, please call 213-740-6291 or
Spirit of a Trojan
“It is safe to say that the next time we assemble in person, there is a chance we will be vastly different human beings than we were at our last interaction. We will be far more thoughtful and appreciative, but let us not forget to confront our challenges with the fighting spirit of a Trojan.”
— President Carol L. Folt
- 6/16 – Restart Update and Vaccine Policy UpdateJune 16, 2021 Dear Colleagues, As the state continues to relax pandemic restrictions, many of you have asked if there is a specific date when USC will return to normal operations. While we are ramping up in-person activities throughout the summer and…
- 5/6 – Health Advisory on COVID-19 and Advancing into the Yellow TierMay 6, 2021 TO: USC Faculty and University Staff FR: Sarah Van Orman, MD, MMM, Chief Health Officer, USC Student Health Division Chief of College Health, Keck School of Medicine of USC Deona Willes, MPH, CLS, Executive…
- 4/27- Vaccination and Testing UpdateApril 27, 2021 Dear Trojans, I’m proud that our community is leading the way in vaccination efforts in Los Angeles. As of this week, USC has directly administered more than 67,000 COVID-19 vaccination doses to our patients, faculty, staff, and…
Read how the Trojan family is going above and beyond to help each other and the community.
How to Stay Safe During Physical Distancing
We encourage USC students to stay connected with each other and continue their social lives — use messaging apps and Zoom calls to check in with friends, see a counselor, have a streaming watch party or take an online mindfulness class. All of these activities can continue even while staying 6 feet away from others.
Parties, concerts and large gatherings will all come back into our lives when the moment of pandemic infection passes. But for now, we are all taking a pause from these activities so we can protect the most high-risk among us. Physical distancing helps protect our elderly relatives and neighbors and friends with underlying medical conditions from serious and preventable illness.
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. Maintain a 6-foot/2-meter distance from others, and wear a face covering when encountering other people.
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, notify the university at 213-740-6291.
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.
U.S. State Department
The U.S. State Department issued travel advisories related to COVID-19 for select countries.
Visit the U.S. State Department website
COVID-19 in the Community
USC has taken several significant actions to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, similar to steps the city of Los Angeles and other local municipalities have announced.
We are continuing to monitor the rapidly evolving situation in light of information from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health about the community spread of the virus in the county.
The university’s leadership will continue to monitor the situation closely and will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves.