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
- 4/13 – Update on CDC/FDA-recommended pause on J&J/Janssen vaccineApril 13, 2021—Following the CDC/FDA announcement of April 13, the USC Student Health vaccinations scheduled at the Lyon Center for April 15 and 16 will now be switched from J&J/Janssen to Pfizer first doses. Patients are advised to prioritize their…
- 4/7- COVID-19 Early Spring UpdateApril 7, 2021 The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has recently updated its advisory regarding travel, in light of the County’s recent reclassification to the less restrictive Orange Tier in the State of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy: Travelers…
- 3/30 – COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility MilestonesAs Los Angeles County has moved into the Orange Tier—indicating “moderate” transmission of COVID- 19—and vaccination rates in Los Angeles continue to trend in the direction that take us further into broad re-openings, we are thankful to our community for…
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.