Information on Federal Travel Restrictions 2/2/20

Following the announcement of a public health emergency by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the presidential proclamation pursuant to Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, foreign nationals, other than immediate family of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, who have traveled in China within the last 14 days will be denied entry into the United States for this time. These actions will become effective at 5 p.m., EST on Sunday, Feb. 2 Learn more

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  • Any U.S. citizen returning to the United States who has been in Hubei Province in the previous 14 days will be subject to up to 14 days of mandatory quarantine to ensure they are they are provided proper medical care and health screening.
  • Any U.S. citizen returning to the United States who has been in the rest of Mainland China within the previous 14 days will undergo proactive entry health screening at a select number of ports of entry and up to 14 days of monitored self-quarantine

The university is committed to providing any support to any  student, faculty member or staff member affected by these restrictions. Please contact USC Campus Support and Intervention at phone number 213-740-0411, email, for assistance.


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