USC Mandates Face Coverings in Campus Public Areas

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Face-coverings will be mandatory in all public areas of the USC campus beginning today.

“As COVID-19 continues to have significant community transmission in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the world, guidance on infection control measures will shift to meet the current challenges,” Sarah Van Orman, chief health officer for USC Student Health wrote in a message to students, faculty and staff. “In the U.S. and other countries, we should assume that everywhere we go, every surface we touch, every person that we come into contact with may potentially be infectious.”

The use of face masks of cloth face coverings will be required starting Friday “in public settings” on the university campus.

The mandate coincides with a citywide order also taking effect Friday that requires workers and visitors at essential businesses such as grocery stores and restaurants to wear face coverings.

USC students can request face coverings by emailing

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