9/28 For Faculty and University Staff: Vaccine Update for Campus— Influenza and COVID-19 Boosters

Sept. 28, 2021 TO:      USC Faculty and University Staff FR:       Sarah Van Orman, Chief Health Officer, USC Student Health             Division Chief for College Health, Keck School of Medicine of USC RE:      Vaccine Update for Campus— Influenza and COVID-19 Boosters As we enter the influenza season, the University has renewed the decision to require influenza vaccines…

9/15 – National Recovery Month 2021

To: USC Students, Faculty and Staff As you may already be aware, September is National Recovery Month—a time to promote and support the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of community members and service providers across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible, and new evidence-based recovery practices.…

8/23 – Introducing Nasal Testing, and other COVID-19 Testing Updates

August 23, 2021 To:         All USC students; All Faculty; All University Staff Fr:           USC Student Health RE:         Introducing Nasal Testing, and other COVID-19 Testing Updates As of this week, USC Student Health is re-introducing nasal swab as a method for collecting samples for COVID-19 testing. Nasal swab appointments are available through MySHR (Monday-Friday until 3:30 PM)…

8/20 – New Extension Period (Friday 8/27 deadline) for Trojan Check Requirements

Students are advised of an extension period for your COVID-19 surveillance test; and for completing the “Hygiene Health and Safety” learning module in Trojan Learn (https://trojanlearn.usc.edu). If you are vaccinated and your Trojan Check is showing as “noncompliant” for either of these two reasons; you have until Friday, August 27 at 12 midnight to complete these requirements. COVID-19 Testing…

8/20- Fall 2021 semester update

 August 20, 2021  Dear USC students,  The start of the 2021 academic year is upon us, and our campuses are bustling. It’s been thrilling to see so many of you reconnecting with each other in person. Yesterday’s convocation ceremony, where we formally welcomed more than 8,000 new Trojans onto campus, was an incredible display of…

8/19- COVID-19 Testing Reminders

August 19, 2021 To:       All USC students Cc:       USC Faculty and Staff Fr:        USC Student Health RE:       COVID-19 Testing Reminders ahead of Start of Classes on August 23 As you are preparing for the first week of the fall semester classes starting on August 23, please read the following reminders. FOR ALL…

8/9- Welcome back guidance and update

August 9, 2021 Dear Colleagues, On August 14, our students will begin to arrive on campus, move into their housing, and prepare for the start of classes. We are welcoming them back knowing we have worked hard to provide a safe environment for living, working, and studying. We are resuming our in-person academic mission, and…

7/27 – Message to Non-Compliant Students

To: Non-Compliant Students From: Winston B. Crisp, Vice President for Student Affairs Date: July 27, 2021 Subject: Your COVID-19 Vaccine Compliance Status As of today, July 27, 2021, the University of Southern California has not received documentation of your COVID-19 vaccination. All students are required to submit proof of vaccination or request medical or religious…