Health & Hygiene Protocols

As the campus reopens, we will count on every Trojan to fulfill their responsibilities to keep themselves and the rest of their Trojan family safe and healthy.

Take the Training

Take the TrojanLearn training module for Hygiene, Health and Safety (HHS student edition, which includes information relevant to student employees) and for faculty and staff (HHS employee edition). Please take 10-15 minutes to complete this online module in Trojan Learn.  This training is required for everyone accessing campus, as a prerequisite to completing Trojan Check.

The following printable guides may assist individuals in navigating the modules with translation assistance:

Printable Student Module (English)

Printable Student Module (English/Chinese)

Printable Employee Module (English)

Printable Employee Module (English/Spanish)

Complete Wellness Assessment and Report Exposure

Pay attention to your health and be aware of any symptoms you may have. If you come to campus, you will need to complete a Trojan Check, which includes a symptom check. If you have any new onset of symptoms, even if mild, please stay home.

Download the printable symptom check form in English.

Download the printable symptom check form in Spanish.

Tell us if you are test positive for COVID-19. Let the university know if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and had symptoms within 48 hours of being in contact with other employees or students. Call the USC COVID-19 hotline at 213-740-6291 or covid19@usc.edu. (If you have tested with USC Student Health’s Pop Testing program, you do not need to notify the university, as positive results are automatically followed-up with contact-tracing interviews.)

Stay Safe

Reopening Guidelines

Wear a face covering when on campus in an indoor space, or as directed by current guidance. This can be a cloth face mask, surgical mask, or full personal protective equipment (PPE) if your role requires it. If you are alone in an office, you may remove your face covering.

Maintain physical distance from others when possible. One of the best preventive tools we have available is spacing — a minimum of 6 feet of open space between you and others. This should be maintained where possible, especially if indoors where ventilation is more limited, and when eating or drinking, when respiratory droplets can spread more easily.

Follow Public Health and Hygiene Guidance

Wash hands frequently, or use hand sanitizer if a sink is unavailable. Remember, use hot water with soap and scrub for at least 20 seconds (sing USC’s fight song or the alphabet song). Do this every 30 minutes or after touching any shared surface (door handles, printers, etc.)

Minimize use of shared spaces and equipment. If you need to share work stations, phones, keyboards, research equipment, and other spaces or equipment with others, be sure to disinfect these surfaces before and after you use them.

Eating with others increases risk. When community transmission rates are high, minimize your risk by avoiding gatherings, especially those involving eating and drinking.