8/23 Nasal Swab Testing; Other Testing Updates

As of this week, USC Student Health is re-introducing nasal swab as a method for collecting samples for COVID-19 testing. Nasal swab appointments are available through MySHR (Monday-Friday until 3:30 PM) at Jefferson Lot and Pardee Marks locations. Please refer to the Pop Testing Hours and Locations page for updated information.

Thank you to our community — 27,000 tests were administered this past week, and there was less than 0.5% positivity among students — much lower than in the general population (3.52% is the current positivity rate for Los Angeles County). Your participation in our vaccine programreaching above 91% for fully vaccinated among students, faculty, and staff, has also made the opening of the fall semester safer for everyone.

5/19 – Delay in COVID-19 Test Results, Week of May 24

Please be advised that COVID-19 testing results (through the Pop Testing program) will be delayed due to pre-scheduled system maintenance on Monday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 25. Test samples submitted on these days will return between Wednesday, May 26 through Thursday, May 27. If you require test results that return within the customary 24-hour window…