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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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Latest Updates

  • Medicines to Treat COVID-19
    1/19/23—The LA County Dept. of Public Health has released updated information about treatments for COVID-19. Treatments can help you from getting very sick, and may also help you feel better sooner. In addition, early evidence suggests that treatments may make…
  • Update to COVID-19 Isolation Criteria and other Key Health Reminders (1/3/23)
    Review the *NEW* information related to masking when returning to classes and work; travel from China (PRC, Hong Kong, Macau) and isolation criteria for students.
  • Preparing for Holiday Parties
    As you prepare to attend holiday gatherings at USC, please see this safety tip sheet prepared by USC Environmental Health and Safety on ways to have a safer event when rates of transmission of respiratory illness is higher in the…

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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 Center for Work and Family Life, and the Care for the Caregiver program is available to the health care workforce of Keck Medicine of USC.

3 Tips to Stay Healthy

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Use healthy
hygiene practices

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. Wear a high-quality mask when indoors or in crowded settings.

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Monitor
your health

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.

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Stay
informed

There is a lot of inaccurate information about COVID-19. Check with official sources for up-to-date information, including www.cdc.gov and publichealth.lacounty.gov. If you are in Los Angeles, you can sign up for city-wide emergency alerts at NotifyLA.org.

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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.

Visit the LA County Department of Public Health website 

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Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) provides updated information about COVID-19 as it becomes available.

Visit the CDC website

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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.

View the Daily Digest of COVID-19 Notifications.

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