Current Campus Plan Status: Phase 5 / Welcome Back
The health, safety and well-being of our community is USC’s highest priority.
Our testing strategy tracks positive cases of COVID-19 in order to guide key decisions to curb the spread and mitigate clusters. These data of positive cases among students and essential employees is monitored in relation to the broader spread in L.A. County.
Latest COVID-19 Indicators
Testing by Population
Totals released by USC Student Health reflect testing numbers for students and employees. Results are updated weekly (data points show the beginning date of week represented).
Isolation and Quarantine
Individuals who are exposed to a positive COVID-19 case (sharing indoor airspace for a combined total of 15 minutes or longer within a 24-hour period) should 1) monitor their health for 10 days; 2) wear a well-fitted, high-quality mask when around others; and 3) test on days 3-5 from the date of exposure. Those who test positive are required to isolate for a minimum of 5 days and until they have a negative antigen test result. USC is prepared to provide student support through dedicated accommodations and regular check-ins.
COVID-19 Testing Trends for Los Angeles County
The university’s decisions are aligned with the current conditions for Los Angeles County. Key indicators of prevalence include new cases per 100,000 people, the positivity rate, hospitalizations, and deaths.