11/16: COVID-19 health advisory — widespread transmission in L.A. County

The risk of COVID-19 exposure is high amid an alarming increase in cases in the county; cases among USC students and on-site employees are also increasing, USC Student Health’s Sarah Van Orman notes. Follow all face covering, hand hygiene and physical distancing guidelines, and limit contact with others outside of your household for the next 14 days. Other things to note:

  • If you were around people not wearing face coverings or physical distancing, please self-quarantine for 14 days and consider getting tested. USC students and employees who are working on-site on campus are advised to test through the “pop testing” program.
  • Non-essential travel is discouraged. Californians are encouraged to stay home or in their region and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries. Do not travel if you have any symptoms.
  • Students traveling for winter break should have a COVID-19 test before leaving L.A., test again on arriving at their destination and remain at their destination for the entire break.
  • People arriving in California from other states or countries — including returning California residents — should self-quarantine for 14 days.

Read the full advisory.