1/1: President Carol L. Folt stresses importance of adhering to COVID-19 safety measures

The president sends New Year’s greetings to the Trojan Family — especially front-line workers caring for COVID-19 patients and keeping our essential operations open. She also stresses the importance of following all required safety protocols:

  • Students who are returning to off-campus housing should delay their return for several weeks.
  • Employees who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with the virus should refrain from coming to work. The university is extending the use of supplemental sick leave for all onsite employees through Jan. 31.
  • Avoid non-essential travel. If you have traveled outside of Southern California, you must quarantine for 10 days upon your return to L.A. County.
  • Do not attend gatherings with others outside of your household.

Read the president’s full letter to the USC community.