University of San Diego

Student Affairs

Dear USD Community:

The University of San Diego is committed to supporting the health and well-being of our community, especially during this season of increased flu activity and an emerging public health situation related to a novel strain of coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China. There are currently no known exposures to the coronavirus in San Diego or on the USD campus. As with any health alert, the university is proactively working with campus partners, as well as local and state resources, to monitor the situation and to protect the health and well-being of the USD community.

The Student Health Center (SHC) is in direct communication with the state and county health departments. Wellness, at USD, follows the guidance of the public health departments and the Centers for Disease Control. We will continue to follow guidance, provide updates and adjust strategy when and if recommended.

USD has outreached directly to university community members we know may have been in exposure areas and we are offering direct support and guidance. Additionally, we are asking the whole community to practice strong prevention strategies such as washing hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands, avoid sharing drinks and food and avoid close contact with those who are sick.

At this time, we encourage you to join in our efforts by learning about coronavirus.

Thank you for taking steps to support the well-being of our community.


Pamela Sikes, MS, FNP-BC
Director - Student Health Center
University of San Diego

University of San Diego

Student Affairs
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492