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Updated visitor guidelines and booster shot information

February 16, 2022 

Dear Valued Patient, 

With the omicron variant surge receding in Los Angeles, I wanted to share how our health system is responding.   

Updated visitor safety policy  

As coronavirus cases decline in the community, we are modifying our visitor guidelines to offer patients more time with their loved ones. 

Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital will allow each patient one visitor, with no time limit on the visitation, as long as it is within visiting hours. In-patient visitation hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. 

Regardless of vaccination status, all visitors to our hospitals must present documentation of a negative PCR COVID-19 test collected within 48 hours or a negative antigen COVID-19 test collected within 24 hours of each visitation. At this time, at-home COVID-19 tests will not be accepted.  

For outpatient visits on the USC Health Sciences Campus, patients are also allowed one visitor.   

For more details regarding our updated visitor safety policy, please click here. 

You can also find updated visitor guidelines for USC Verdugo Hills Hospital here.  

Also, please keep in mind that face coverings are still required in all public health settings, including our hospitals and outpatient clinics.  

A reminder to get your booster shot  

We urge all eligible individuals to get your booster shot if you haven’t already.  

You can visit our website for the most up-to-date guidelines on who is eligible and when to receive a booster shot. 

For people who recently had COVID-19, booster shots are still recommended once all symptoms have resolved.  

Keck Medicine of USC, in partnership with USC Pharmacies, is offering booster doses to individuals 16 and older at the lower level of Norris Healthcare Center (HC3), located at 1516 San Pablo St., Los Angeles, CA 90033, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

No appointment is needed; walk-ins are accepted. You must either bring paper or electronic proof of vaccination.  

Additionally, should you need any information on COVID-19 testing, please read this recent interview with our chief pharmacy officer. For general information about masking and the different types of masks available, you may be interested in another interview with one of our infectious disease experts.  

Thank you for your efforts to stay safe and entrusting us with your care. 


Rod Hanners, 

CEO, Keck Medicine of USC