Update for COVID-19 Safety

A new policy change to USC’s COVID-19 testing requirements is now in effect that affects faculty, staff, or students who have approved medical or religious exemption for the required COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the new L.A. City Council ordinance, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative test within 72 hours is being required to enter certain indoor public locations. To ensure USC is in compliance with this ordinance, effective Nov. 3, 2021, if you are unvaccinated and will be on campus, you will be required to test for COVID-19 every 72 hours to access USC’s campuses. This does not apply to anyone who teaches, works, or studies remotely but note that if you decided to visit campus for any reason, you must meet this testing requirement.

As a reminder, USC offers Pop Testing to all faculty, staff, students, and approved campus residents and contractors.

Reminder: If your testing has expired beyond the 72 hours, you should schedule (and keep the appointment for) a same-day test in order to bring your Trojan Check back into compliance.

Thank you for doing your part to ensure the university is compliant with legal requirements, and to care for yourself and our community.