COVID-19 Resource Center
Information, updates and support for the USC community
Trojans for Good
“Thank you all for your positive spirits and steadfast support of the university we love. Even as the challenges continue, the spirit, creativity, and generosity of Trojans everywhere are a force for good.”
— 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
- 5/18: Electing Grade Options for Spring 2020From May 20 through May 27, students should review their final spring 2020 semester grades in OASIS and then carefully consider the grade option they wish to elect for each course in Web Registration.
- 5/15: Thank You from President FoltPresident Carol Folt thanks faculty and staff for protecting our university, our students and our patients during this challenging time.
- 5/14: Upgrade Now to Zoom 5.0Zoom recently released Zoom 5.0, which includes stronger data encryption, centralized security controls and other meeting safeguards. Beginning on May 30, all Zoom software must be upgraded to Zoom 5.0 in order to join meetings.
- 5/14: Come Celebrate the Class of 2020 Tomorrow!We will salute our class of 2020 on Friday, May 15 with a 12-hour virtual celebration filled with videos, photos, social streams, inspiring personal messages, performances and special celebrations from our individual schools. We hope you will join in the festivities and drop in and out during the day, or even get comfortable and stay with us for the duration.
Read how the Trojan family is going above and beyond to help each other and the community.
How to Stay Safe During Social 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 athletic events 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. Social 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.