Updated 1/31 @ 3:14 p.m.
Now that the United States is at a Level 4 travel advisory, the university is directing faculty and staff to postpone any non-essential, university-related travel to China until these travel warnings are lifted.
(Note: Starting on Feb. 28, USC has implemented a standalone website to make it easier to get updates about current university policy and activity regarding COVID-19. Visit the website, www.usc.edu/coronavirus/, for the latest information.)
We understand there are university faculty and staff who may need to travel for research, patient care or other essential issues related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. If you plan to travel to China, you should contact the vice president for strategic and global initiatives at 213-740-2852 so the university is aware of your plans.
No cases have affected the USC community. All classes and university businesses are continuing as normally scheduled. If anything changes, the campus community would be notified immediately.