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Trojan Check label indicating vaccination status

The new addition appeared alongside the QR code students present at campus entry points.

A photo of the "fully vaccinated" label on a yellow Trojan Check QR Code.

USC’s Trojan Check QR now features a new label that indicates if a student, faculty or employee is fully vaccinated. This newest addition has been implemented in accordance with the Los Angeles County Ordinance.

According to a statement made by the university, the change was “implemented this morning prior to the changes from L.A. County’s ordinance on access for restaurants, etc. on November 4th.”

The ordinance, approved on October 6, requires patrons above the age of 12 to show proof of vaccination for indoor restaurants, bars, salons and nightclubs. To prove vaccination, you must present a photo ID and any valid form of vaccination record. For the full list of possible vaccination records, see the County of Los Angeles Public Health website.

Senior Vice President of Administration David Wright also emailed a memorandum to USC students, faculty and staff on November 3 regarding this ordinance. He explained that “USC’s University Park Campus is home to a number of venues that are subject to this ordinance, the new entry requirements will be enforced at our campus perimeter.”

“Community access to our campus facilities is a priority, and we will continue to partner with community members to ensure a safe environment for all,” wrote Wright.

According to Wright’s email statement, starting on November 8, guests and visitors aged 12 and older should be prepared to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter campus. They can present either a physical CDC-issued vaccine card or a digital copy from the State of California that must be accompanied by a photo ID. Wright also wrote that guests or visitors who have a medical or religious objection to obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within the past 72 hours along with a photo ID.

Wright also stated that starting on November 8, students, faculty, and staff who are unvaccinated but have received an approved exemption for medical or religious objections will be required to test every 72 hours in order to access campus. For this group only, Trojan Check requirements will be updated to reflect the new testing frequency.

Tests can be scheduled through MySHR and USC will continue to cover the cost of these tests.

Updates made Nov. 3 at 7:00pm: A previous version of this story did not include Senior Vice President of Administration David Wright’s memorandum. It has since been updated.