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COVID-19 Action Team

COVID-19: USD Event Guidelines

Dear USD Campus Community:

As a follow up to the communication earlier today from President Harris, we wanted to share the following guidelines for USD events. These guidelines are effective March 16, 2020, through April 12, 2020, or until new guidance is provided.

  1. On-campus events expected to have 100 people or more in attendance should be cancelled or postponed. On-campus events with fewer than 100 people can have no more than 15 off-campus guests in attendance.
  2. Events coming to campus from external groups expected to have more than 15 off-campus people in attendance should be cancelled or postponed.
  3. Other gatherings—practice social distancing. Social distancing means avoiding mass gatherings. Even when congregating in smaller groups, try to maintain a distance of 6 feet or 2 meters from others, when possible.
  4. USD intercollegiate athletic events will continue at this time but will not be open to the public. Spectator attendance at USD athletics events will be limited to participating scholar-athletes, essential staff and the families of our scholar-athletes.
  5. USD club sports, recreation and intramural participation will continue. Attendance at USD club sports events will be limited to participating club athletes, essential staff and the families of our athletes.  Club sports team travel will continue if deemed essential by the campus recreation staff.
  6. Other athletic events, such as the San Diego Loyal and San Diego Legion, will not be open to the public. Limited, pre-approved access will be granted to the host teams.
  7. Dining Facilities. While our dining facilities remain open, we encourage the campus community to practice social distancing, when possible.
  8. Commencement. There has been no decision on commencement at this time. We will evaluate the situation over the next month.
  9. USD-hosted off campus events are being reviewed at this time, and a communication will follow.

We also encourage our entire campus community to promote everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, which include:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then dispose of it properly.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.

Thank you for helping us take every reasonable precaution to keep our campus community safe and healthy.


COVID-19 Action Team

University of San Diego

COVID-19 Action Team
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492