3/11 – Appointment of Senior Vice President for Health Affairs

March 11, 2021 Dear Trojan Community, It’s my pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Steven Shapiro to the newly created position of Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, effective May 15. In this new role, he will directly oversee Keck Medicine of USC and Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) with oversight of associated biomedical research programs.…

2/19- An important update from President Carol Folt

February 19, 2021 Dear Trojan students and families, I am writing to update you on Spring and Fall plans, but first let me take a moment to recognize the hardships that so many of you are experiencing due to frigid temperatures blanketing the country. Our thoughts are with our fellow Trojans, and we hope all…

2/10/21 — Vaccine prioritization strategy for USC campuses

2/10 — As Los Angeles County authorizes progress into next tiers and phases, USC will continue distribution, guided by criteria for the phases as assessed by USC Environmental Health and Safety, Public Health Policy Advisory Working Group, and the COVID-19 Vaccine Working Group. Employees will be invited to receive COVID-19 vaccination based on age/health status…

2/5/21 – COVID-19 Early Spring Update

February 5, 2021 USC Students, Faculty and University Staff: Recently, new case rates for COVID-19 and hospitalizations have continued to trend downward, after hitting a post-holidays peak. As we write this, the availability of ICU (intensive care unit) beds has increased to 13% capacity. The number of positive cases among students and employees also is decreasing, after peaking during the…

1/21: Update on Campus Vaccinations for Individuals Aged 65 and Older

Charles Zukoski, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, announces that campus vaccination operations under USC Student Health will be opening COVID-19 vaccination appointments to faculty, emeriti, students, and staff ages 65 and older.

1/20: Reminder—Trojan Check Begins Friday, Jan. 22

All USC on-site employees and students are reminded that beginning January 22 (this Friday) that Trojan Check, the daily symptom check and campus access platform, will allow campus access only if you have completed the appropriate “Health, Hygiene and Safety” online module, influenza compliance, and required COVID-19 testing.

1/15: COVID-19 Pop Testing 3.0 Update

USC Student Health shares updates regarding COVID-19 testing and Trojan Check clearance.

1/8: IMPORTANT Spring Testing Program (Pop Testing 3.0) and Campus Access Updates

Sarah Van Orman, USC’s Chief Health Officer for USC Student Health, provides updates for students, faculty and non-medical employees regarding COVID-19 testing and campus access.

1/5: COVID-19 Vaccine Availability for the Campus Communities

Sarah Van Orman, USC’s Chief Health Officer for USC Student Health, shares updates regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

12/31: Extended Safer at Home Order and Travel Quarantine, Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County extended the existing “Safer at Home” order and issued a new quarantine requirement for anyone traveling outside of LA County.