COVID-19 Resource Center
Information, updates and support for the USC community
“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
Information about online classes, housing, health care, support funds and more.
Information about course continuity, teaching resources, online security and more.
Information about workplace health and safety, paid leave policies, remote working guidance and more.
Letters from the President
- 6/2: Message from President Folt about the 2020-2021 Academic YearPresident Folt shares some of the key Project Restart decisions that the university has made so far. While we still have many details to work out, we are planning for an in-person fall semester for students beginning on Aug. 17, 2020. This is a week earlier than originally scheduled.
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 keeping 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, 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 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 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.
Virtual Events and Content
Join upcoming webinars, expert-led discussions and online events and browse archived sessions from our schools
USC Experts on the Impact of COVID-19
- A newly published, USC-led study has confirmed that, though many more L.A. County residents had COVID-19 antibodies than previously thought,…
- USC experts explain why some people are suffering from extreme lockdown fatigue: it's a mix of human nature and an…
- The body's two main lines of defense may be causing the immune system to go into overdrive in some patients,…
- Annie Nguyen of the USC Roski Eye Institute answers frequently asked questions on what the new coronavirus can — and…
LA County Department of Public Health
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is partnering with the CDC to respond to COVID-19.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
The U.S. 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 has 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.