Information for patients who have recovered from COVID-19

For USC employees, a letter may be provided for verifying return to work from USC Student Health.

For USC students in isolation (tested positive/symptomatic) your date of return to activities will be determined by your health provider in USC Student Health. From this date, you may resume your usual activities. This date is provided to the managers of the university isolation accommodation facilities, if you are currently in university isolation.

Continue to practice physical distancing (stay 6 feet away from others) and to wear a cloth face covering when you are in public settings where other people are present.

You should NOT re-test within 90 days of your COVID-19 illness, as results for people who have recovered from previous infection may not accurately detect current infection.

Repeat infection or immunity—It is not yet clear from current data whether previous COVID-19 infection provides immunity from a repeat infection; continue to practice safe hygiene, distancing, and wearing face coverings.

Antibody testing–currently, we do not recommend SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing. While the presence of antibodies indicates prior infection, it is still unclear the duration or durability of this immunity.

Questions: Contact, 213-740-6291.