8/7: CA Department of Public Health Releases Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education

The California Department of Public Health released its Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education on August 7, 2020. These guidelines are intended to help universities and their communities plan and prepare to resume in-person education. Implementation of this guidance will depend on county public health orders and other regulatory requirements, as well as local health conditions including epidemiologic trends.

USC is currently reviewing and analyzing this guidance and will collaborate with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and other authorities to determine its impact on our plans to repopulate our campuses. Due to local health conditions at this time, we do not anticipate any change to our plans to start the semester fully online with only limited exceptions for clinical education.