7/18: Community Update Regarding Rosso’s

July 18, 2020

Dear Rosso’s Patrons:

We are contacting you because we have recently received information about a confirmed case of COVID-19 from an Auxiliary Services employee who worked in the central kitchen area for McKay’s and Rosso’s. The last dates the individual worked shifts were July 13 and 14. Employees with possible exposure have been contacted and received instructions for self-monitoring. Patrons, who based on our records, visited Rosso’s on July 13 and 14 are being notified to reinforce awareness of the nature of community spread and the importance of the following health and safety practices. We also are posting this reminder on the COVID-19 website.

Please know that Rosso’s follow strict cleaning guidelines on a daily basis. Enhanced cleaning of Rosso’s will be completed by Monday July 20.

Again, we want to reinforce the following practices for all employees and students: 

  • Avoid any social gathering outside of your immediate household unit. Recent employee and student exposures and illness has been traced back to group gatherings. 
  • Take your break or meal periods alone. This is one of the riskiest activities for transmission. Please use safe distancing when eating, avoid eating in shared breakrooms if unable to maintain physical distancing, do not bring in food for sharing, do not use common serving utensils and serve individually packaged foods only (wrapped sandwiches, boxed lunches, bottled drinks). 
  • Wear a face covering at all times while you are outside of your residence and on all locations on campus. 
  • Practice physical distancing, maintaining a six-foot distance from others for classroom, workplace and personal interactions.
  • Practice personal hand hygiene with frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer.  
  • Complete Trojan Check daily. All students, employees and visitors are required to complete a daily symptom check prior to entering facilities on our campuses and when residing on campus. 
  • Stay at home if you are sick. If you develop symptoms – fever, runny nose, sore throat, coughing, loss of taste or smell, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, nausea, vomiting or mild diarrhea – please begin self-isolation and contact your personal health care provider or Student Health at 213-740-9355 (WELL) to arrange for evaluation and testing. 
  • Stay at home if you have recently traveled outside of the United States. You are required to self-isolate for 14 days before returning to work or campus. 
  • Stay at home if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. You must begin quarantine and make arrangements for testing through your personal health care provider or at USC Student Health by calling 213-740-9355.
  • Any student or employee who tests positive for COVID-19 should notify USC by calling the hotline at 213-740-6291 or by emailing to covid19@usc.edu

If you would like more information on the cleaning of buildings at USC, please visit the Office of Environmental Health & Safety’s website at https://ehs.usc.edu/ where you can view a guide sheet on enhanced cleaning during COVID-19.

Information about community spread of COVID-19 is available on our COVID-19 website. General questions also can be directed to the COVID-19 hotline at 213-740-6291 or emailed to covid19@usc.edu

Dr. Sarah Van Orman, Chief Health Officer, USC Student Health
Dr. Mildred Wenger, Co-Medical Director, USC Student Health
Dirk De Jong, Executive Director, USC Hospitality and USC Hotel