2/25- COVID-19 Masking Update for Campuses

February 25, 2022 TO:      USC Students, Faculty and University Staff FR:      Sarah Van Orman, MD, MMM, FACHA, Chief Health Officer, USC Student Health             Division Chief for College Health, Keck School of Medicine of USC             Deona Willes, MPH, CLS Executive Director, Environmental Health and Safety RE:      COVID-19 Masking Update for Campuses As COVID-19 cases…

2/18 – COVID-19 Update for Campuses

February 18, 2022 TO:      USC Students, 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:       COVID-19 Update for Campuses The spring 2022 current outlook on COVID-19 transmission has greatly improved at USC and in LA County since the peak…

2/16 – LA County Lifts Outdoor Masking Requirement

In alignment with the revised Public Health Officer order, masking is no longer required at outdoor events. University-sponsored outdoor events of all sizes no longer require masking for attendees. Masking continues to be required indoors, and in special environments including on USC transportation, and in all USC health care facilities including testing sites.

2/4 – DPS Chief Search Community Input Sessions

Greetings! As many of you may remember, the university announced a nationwide search for its next Department of Public Safety (DPS) Chief following the retirement of Chief John Thomas last month. Over the past few weeks, we have assembled a diverse 22-person multidisciplinary search committee made up of faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders, and appointed an…

1/27- Reminder of COVID-19 Booster Deadline—January 30

 January 27, 2022  TO: USC Students, Faculty and University Staff  RE: Reminder of COVID-19 Booster Deadline—January 30  Please be reminded that the university deadline to receive COVID-19 boosters is Sunday, January 30.  All students in on-campus programs, all faculty, and all university staff are required to receive a COVID-19 booster (if in the eligible timeframe).…

1/25 Update on Student Conduct Process

January 25, 2022 Dear students, I am so pleased to welcome you to campus this spring, and I am confident that this will be an exciting semester full of wonderful new opportunities. When students are admitted to the University, they also accept the rights and responsibilities that come with membership in the USC Community. As…