Staying Well During Stressful Times

For students in our community, we encourage you to keep connected with each other and continue your social lives—use messaging apps and Zoom calls to check in with friends, see a counselor, have a streaming watch party, take an online mindfulness class. All these activities can continue even while keeping that safe social distance of six feet away from others.

Parties, concerts, athletic events will all come back into our lives when the moment of pandemic infection passes; but for now, we are all taking a pause from these activities so we can protect the most high risk among us—our elderly relatives and neighbors, friends with immune suppression and underlying medical conditions—from preventable serious illness.

View the entire message to students from Dr. Sarah Van Orman, Chief Health Officer, USC Student Health.