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April 23, 2020

Check for continuing updates on the COVID-19 situation through USC's online hub for information, the internal website for faculty and staff (sign-in required) and the Keck Medicine of USC page for patients and visitors.

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Two women in masks hold up a banner in front of pallets of supplies.

USC's parents, alumni and friends of Chinese heritage rally behind health care workers

In recent weeks, multiple international groups have collected astonishing amounts of essential equipment for health care workers at Keck Medicine of USC. Though these groups span the United States, China and beyond, each one started with a single individual who simply wanted to help.

On a beach, the word 'stress' is written and circled with a line through it.

Stress management tips from an occupational therapy expert

With the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the protective measures put into place to try to wrangle it, there are plenty of new demands for people's bodies and minds to adjust to. Tracy Jalaba, OTD, offers five strategies to help lower stress during this challenging time.

Four nurses in PPE pose playfully.

Efforts on the ground: staff selfies show what heroes look like

When a call went out for photos highlighting the adjustments and efforts made by Keck Medicine staffers in light of the pandemic, the responses were overwhelming. HSC News used a special selection of these images received so far to create a video to share with the people of Keck Medicine and the surrounding communities.

Police and fire vehicles stand lined up outside a hospital.

Glendale Fire and Police Departments honor USC Verdugo Hills Hospital workers

Fire trucks and police cruisers recently lined the street outside USC Verdugo Hills Hospital to honor health care workers with a drive-by salute. Click to view photos highlighting the warmth and gratitude shared between Glendale fire teams, police officers and the hospital staff. For more stories related to COVID-19, including updates, efforts on the ground and helpful tips, click here.

Request for photos

The marketing and communications teams at Keck Medicine and USC want to continue to recognize campus community members for the way they've adapted and stepped up during these challenging times. Send your work selfies and team photos (no patient photos, please) that show how you and your team are working together for our patients. Stories and photos showing heroism in all its forms at Keck Medicine are especially welcome. All submissions should be sent to hscnews@usc.edu.

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