Distance learning extended to two weeks at USC – NBC Los Angeles

USC, which previously announced it would start the spring semester with a week of distance learning due to the locally rising COVID-19 cases, extended distance learning time by a second week on Friday.

Distance learning begins January 10 and was originally scheduled to return to face-to-face classes on January 18, the Tuesday after Martin Luther King Jr.’s Holidays. USC Provost Charles F. Zukoski and Chief Health Officer Dr. However, Sarah Van Orman wrote in a campus-wide message on Friday that face-to-face classes won’t begin until January 24th.

“This will allow students – especially those who may need additional time coordinating travel – to take advantage of the upcoming three-day Martin Luther King vacation weekend,” they wrote. “While the university apartments remain open to those who may need them, students are encouraged to postpone their return to campus as much as possible during the two-week distance learning period.

“Graduates and professionals will learn about program-specific effects directly from the individual schools. Our plan – similar to other universities in Southern California – is based on both the resources available and the unique challenges here in Los Angeles. We recognize that other institutions’ restart strategies may vary depending on the conditions on their campus and in their respective communities. “

All eligible faculties, students, and staff must receive COVID booster vaccinations. When face-to-face tuition resumes, everyone on campus will be required to wear upgraded medical face covering instead of cloth masks.

Information about the university’s COVID-19 measures can be found at coronarvirus.usc.edu and questions can be directed to [email protected] or by calling 213-740-6291.

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