12/17 (updated): Health advisory — COVID-19 omicron variant

  • The university is closely monitoring the increased spread of the omicron variant on our campuses, in the community and at institutions of higher education nationally.
  • We are committed to keeping our campuses safe in the spring. We are evaluating a number of options for the spring semester and will announce any changes, such as a remote start, by the end of next week. Any decisions we make will be based on evidence-based practices and public health guidance. We have no intention of having a remote spring semester and are planning to continue in-person instruction for spring 2022.
  • The university is likely to require booster shots in the spring semester. Everyone is urged to get their booster as soon as possible, and upload the record to mySHR.

Read the full message from Sarah Van Orman of USC Student Health and the clarification.