University of San Diego

Office of the President

Coronavirus Update

Dear USD Campus Community:

As we approach spring break and the many opportunities for international travel by our students, faculty and staff, it is important for you to know that we are closely monitoring the developments related to the Coronavirus. Our primary focus is on the safety and well-being of our Torero community. There are currently no known exposures to the Coronavirus on the USD campus. We will continue to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which provides guidance for international travel considerations and safety precautions.

The CDC had previously issued a Level III warning for travel to China and South Korea, which means that individuals should avoid non-essential travel to these countries. There are no university programs currently in these regions, and USD does not support travel to these areas at this time.  We also prohibit USD employees from traveling on university business to these areas. 

The CDC recently issued new Level II travel advisory elevations for Iran, Italy and Japan, which states some travel precautions and advises older adults and those with chronic medical conditions to consider postponing nonessential travel to these countries. 

Further details can be found on the CDC websiteIf you have any upcoming travel or have traveled outside the United States in the past 14 days, it is a good idea to visit this site daily for the most current guidance and recommendations.  The USD Health Center webpage will also continue to update content on its website.

We understand that members of our campus community are concerned about the virus. Our International Center staff members are reaching out to those studying abroad this semester and others planning international travel over spring break so that our campus travelers have the latest information and the support of the university. Should the CDC guidelines change related to a location where USD is operating a program abroad, the university is committed to providing support for those returning back to the United States.

I wish all of you a restful, safe and healthy spring break!


James T. Harris III, D.Ed.

University of San Diego

Office of the President
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492