A caregiver at Keck Medical Center of USC tested presumptively positive for the novel coronavirus, according to an email sent by USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) Monday night.
The email stated that the positive test awaits confirmation from the Center of Disease Control (CDC). The name and specific position of the caregiver was not stated in the message.
The email also announced that a patient at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale also tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The university expects that there may be more cases “in the coming days,” according to the email. USC is currently working with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to investigate the possibility of any more cases.
The message came the same day that USC extended its use of online courses for the rest of the spring semester.
On Sunday, the university announced its first confirmed case of a student testing positive for COVID-19. This student traveled abroad but did not make any contact with any USC campus or neighboring area. The email stated that the student headed straight to Orange County after traveling and is currently under quarantine away from campus.