On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a Level 3 Travel Warning for all of China. The CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China.
Based on this warning, all students will be prohibited from university-sponsored travel to China. The university recommends that faculty and staff postpone any nonessential travel to China until this travel warning is 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.)
University officials remain in contact with local public health officials; there is no known connection between affected individuals and USC.