There is an incorrect report that a student at the Lorenzo, an off-campus housing facility, has contracted the 2019 novel coronavirus. No one affiliated with USC has developed the illness. If someone contracts the illness, we would notify the community.
(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.)
University officials remain in contact with local public health officials; there is no known connection between affected individuals and USC.