Frequently Asked Questions

Browse answers for the USD community related to COVID-19 questions.

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Health, wellness and prevention

  • What is the Coronavirus?
  • What are the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
  • What do I do if I have the above symptoms and exposure to COVID-19?
  • What is USD doing to support the university community?
  • How can I help protect myself?
  • Can I, or should I be tested for COVID-19?

Travel and study abroad

Campus events and community gatherings


  • What is a coronavirus?
  • What is an epidemic? What is a pandemic?
  • What is a public health emergency (in the United States)?
  • What is an emergency declaration (in San Diego County)?
  • What is meant by self-monitor? self-isolate? self-quarantine?