8/2: Safety updates, including mandatory new ‘Hygiene, Health and Safety’ training and COVID testing for all students

Students, faculty and staff are required to complete the updated “Hygiene, Health and Safety” training (HHS student edition includes information relevant to student employees; HHS employee edition is for faculty and staff). It should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Trojan Check — mandatory each day you visit one of the campuses — will require completion of the updated “Hygiene, Health and Safety”…

7/15: Indoor masking required, effective immediately

USC is now requiring masking indoors for all individuals — including vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals  — at university facilities. The decision aligns with the L.A. County Department of Public Health order released Thursday, July 15.  If you have symptoms of COVID-19, which can be very mild for individuals who have been vaccinated, proceed to “pop testing” and do not go to class,…

6/18: COVID-19 vaccination requirements for students attending USC in fall 2021

All students (except those in online degree programs) must be vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit a personal declination. Submit proof of vaccination or the declaration form by July 15. (Note: declinations forms are no longer accepted, as of revised university policy dated June 29) All students must complete the online module “Health, Hygiene and Safety for Students.”…

6/16: Restart planning update and staff/faculty vaccination requirements

There is no one date when in-person activities will resume universitywide. Instead, those dates will be set by individual units. Once approved, detailed plans will be communicated by individual schools or departments. Unit leaders have been asked to provide at least two weeks’ notice before are people are asked to start shifting away from remote…

5/6: Social distancing, masks required on USC campuses and at university events; plus travel reminders

USC continues to require 6-foot social distancing and masks on its campuses and at university events. On-campus events, activities and in-person work continue to be limited. Fully vaccinated people are no longer required to complete surveillance testing. However, USC faculty, staff and students may access COVID-19 testing at USC Student Health’s “pop testing” sites. Summer travel reminders:…

4/29: University Park Campus access update

Beginning Monday, May 3, the COVID-related perimeter access controls at the University Park Campus are being removed. Social distancing is still required, and face coverings must be worn. Your Trojan Check will not be verified when you access the perimeter, but students, faculty and staff still must complete Trojan Check daily whenever accessing campus.  Access…