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COVID-19 Updates from USC Thornton

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Official messages and status updates the University’s response to the novel coronavirus from the USC Thornton School of Music.

7/27: Fall 2020 – COVID-19 Testing Strategy and Health Protocols

An important alert for the USC community from USC Chief Health Officer Sarah Van Orman.

Messages from Dean Cutietta

Dear Thornton Community:

In recent days, the public health situation in Los Angeles has deteriorated significantly, including more COVID-19 cases that have been reported on and near the USC campus. Therefore, we have made the painful decision to move all Thornton activity for the Fall 2020 semester to an online-only format.

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Messages from President Folt

Dear Members of the Trojan Community,

USC’s vibrant international community is vital to our University and has been since our founding in 1880. We are deeply troubled by the updated guidance that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released Monday requiring international students to take at least one in-person class to maintain their visa status.

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Student Resources

The following includes updates and resources most pertinent to students of USC Thornton.

Student Health

The USC Health Center now provides physical and emotional wellness services through TeleHealth. To call for care questions 24/7, dial 213-740-9355 (WELL).

For excellent sources of wellness-related information visit Mindful USC and the Thornton Health & Wellness page. You can also download the Mindful USC app from iTunes or Google Play.

Visit the USC Student Health website for more information about the services available to you.

University Resources for Students

  • Resource Center for Students: The University web page for students with additional information and frequently asked questions during the COVID-19 crisis. 
  • COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund: Students in need of financial assistance for COVID-19 related expenses (e.g., food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care) can apply for these emergency grants of up to $3,000. Applications are available in the Document Library of the USC FAST page, accessible through the USC Financial Aid website. Answers to common questions about this funding opportunity are available at the FAQs: Support Funds webpage.
  • USC Housing: The move out period has now been extended through Friday, June 12th. Additional move out appointments are now available from Tuesday, May 26th through Friday, June 12th.
  • USC Academic FAQs: Visit USC’s academic FAQ page for changes to the academic calendar and answers to common questions.
  • USC Libraries: Library locations are currently closed. For the latest updates on the libraries’ policies and available services, visit the Library’s update page.
  • Student Basic Needs: Students interested in applying for funds from USC Student Basic Needs should email Ally Hong, the manager of Student Basic Needs, at basicneeds@usc.edu.
  • Virtual Engagement: Lots of opportunities to connect and stay engaged (live workouts, discussion groups, cultural center activities, cooking classes, and much more) are available through the USC Student Affairs Virtual Engagement.

Contact

If you have particular needs and you’re not sure who to reach out to, please contact your Thornton academic advisor or the USC Campus Support & Intervention office at 213-740-0411 or uscsupport@usc.edu.

Faculty Resources

The following includes updates and resources most pertinent to USC Thornton faculty. 

Thornton Online Teaching Website: USC Thornton has provided a resource for faculty, staff and teaching assistants to help acclimate to new modes of remote teaching. Download step-by-step guides to make the most of digital teaching tools

University Resources for Faculty

  • USC Employee FAQ: Visit USC’s employee FAQ page for updates to policies regarding Health and Well-being, Benefits, Retirement Plans, Travel, Working from Home, Paid Administrative Leave, and many other employment related topics.
  • USC Libraries: Library locations are currently closed. For the latest updates on the libraries’ policies and available services, visit the Library’s update page.

Staff Resources

The following includes updates and resources most pertinent to USC Thornton staff. 

USC Thornton Administrative Policies: USC Thornton has provided important administrative, operations and policy updates related to the Spring 2020 semester for USC Thornton staff members.

University Resources for Staff

Updates From the University

Visit the University’s Messages page for the latest updates on the university-wide response to the novel coronavirus.