Information related to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic and related closures and other developments.
Five students tested positive for the coronavirus during the week of Oct. 18-24.
As Los Angeles County and UPC Campus continue to see a trend in decreasing cases, the University is preparing for an in-person spring semester, with contingency plans for a virtual format.
USC Student Health and local health officials are expecting an increase in positive cases from Labor Day weekend.
Over the past three days, USC Student Health has seen a “very dramatic” rise in cases, totaling to the highest single increase in cases yet at the University.
Three on-campus residents tested positive for the virus, Co-Medical Director, Faculty Physician of Internal Medicine Dr. Kimberly Tilley confirmed Wednesday. The individuals are currently self-isolating off campus.
The policies address attendance, class recordings and accommodations for international students.
The increase in positive tests was attributed to group gatherings.
The $4,000-per-semester award will be implemented along with other financial aid adjustments for those staying in on- and off-campus housing.
Chief Health Officer Dr. Sarah Van Orman announced the cluster and increasing employee and student coronavirus rates in a communitywide email Thursday.
With Los Angeles County having yet to approve Project Restart, the University anticipates only 10-20% of classes to be conducted in person to minimize density on campus.