The university will have its first in-person classes since Spring 2020 this week.
International students faced unique challenges during the pandemic, such as taking class in a different time zone and various levels of isolation.
Despite efforts from the university’s administration to deter student travel, an increase in positive cases brought on by travel to popular spring break locations might call into question the effectiveness of wellness days.
Called “Spread Care, Not COVID,” the campaign uses positivity and creative messaging to emphasize social responsibility to fellow students.
Dr. Steven Shapiro will report directly to USC President Carol Folt and said he hopes to “make Los Angeles the model community for healthcare for all.”
Despite the CDC loosening restrictions for vaccinated individuals, USC’s Chief Health Officer Dr. Sarah Van Orman says Trojan Check will remain in place.
While doling out vaccines with an emphasis on speed and total number of vaccinations could lead to achieving herd immunity sooner, this tactic leaves health equity concerns unaddressed — some college students are becoming eligible for vaccines before their own parents.
USC announced a number of returning on-campus activities in an email from the Provost to students on March 5. This follows an email on Feb. 19 announcing that Los Angeles County approved additional on-campus activities, as COVID-19 cases remain much lower than at their January peak.
A limited supply of doses at USC Student Health has sent many student workers elsewhere in Los Angeles County and beyond to get the shot. Experts encouraged student workers to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
After months of being cooped up in their homes, students continue to struggle to find ways to connect with their friends and loved ones in a time when COVID protocols require them to stay six feet apart.
Guests can now visit USC Bookstores for the first time since March.
The take-home tests build on the saliva-based collection model, bringing new benefits of cost, efficiency, ease and accuracy.
While the state suggests schools can reopen without vaccines, school districts and teachers worry that there are other unaddressed issues to consider when reopening.
As Los Angeles County reports COVID-19 deaths daily, USC revealed it does not formally track data on the number of lives lost in its community.
Both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines received approval from the FDA for emergency-use in December 2020 after a record-fast vaccine development period of just nine months. The first vaccines were administered in the United States on Dec. 14. Before the vaccine was approved, though, there were people who agreed to participate in its trials.