Health & Hygiene Protocols

Monitoring your health and being familiar with the symptoms of COVID-19 can help protect you and your community. If you have any new onset of symptoms, even if mild, please stay home. The symptom check forms below may be helpful to you.

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. Complete the contact tracing form in MySHR. (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.)

Complete Your Vaccination and Booster Requirements

Vaccines are crucial tools in the fight against deadly infectious diseases; we strongly encourage students, faculty, and staff to receive COVID-19 vaccination and boosters when eligible.

Staying Safer

Wear a high-quality mask when directed by current guidance. During times of higher transmission, public health guidance may include prevention measures such as masking indoors and in crowded settings. Medical grade masks (surgical masks, or N95 respirators certified by NIOSH standards, KN95 and KF94 masks) offer a high level of filtration and protection.

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.

Keep shared spaces and equipment clean. If you 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.


Call the USC COVID-19 hotline at 213-740-6291 or