About the Event
No. 19 USC returns home to the Coliseum after a 2-game road trip to host Colorado on ABC in a battle of undefeated South Division teams on Saturday of Thanksgiving week. Troy has never lost to the Buffaloes in 14 meetings. Historically, it’s rare that Troy’s opponent the week of Thanksgiving isn’t either Notre Dame or UCLA. It’s also the 17th time that the Trojans enter Thanksgiving week without a blemish on their record (and half the time, USC stayed unbeaten the rest of the way).
In all 4 of USC’s games in 2020 the Trojans will have faced a rested opponent, as the Buffaloes’ home game last week against Arizona State was cancelled because of COVID issues with the Sun Devils. Now home, USC gets to stay in the Southern California area for the rest of its announced 2020 schedule.
Spectator attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic is to be determined upon guidance issued by state and Los Angeles County public health officials. At this time no spectator attendance is allowed.
All football competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee health and safety recommendations and guidelines The Conference is prepared to adjust plans if the health situation changes.
In compliance with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health current health orders, spectators are not allowed. During spectator-free games, facility occupancy is limited to those who are essential for game day operations (e.g., TV/radio broadcast crews, event/operations crews, team coaching staff, medical staff, athletes, etc.). To the extent possible, all individuals admitted to the facility have been instructed to maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet and access to the facility has been limited to certain areas.
During this public health emergency, Exposition Park will continue to perform its essential functions in service to the public. Some activities will be modified to accommodate social distancing practices and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Exposition Park Management strongly encourages everyone to follow the guidance on general health and safety best practices from the California Department of Public Health:
- Stay home if you are sick or except to get medical care.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
- Minimize hand shaking or hugging.
For those wishing to take a break in the outdoors, public health officials are advising them to walk, run, hike and bike in their local neighborhoods and walk to parks. Most importantly, the public is being asked not to congregate in the outdoors. Everyone has the responsibility to “flatten the curve” by maintaining a social distance of 6 feet or more when recreating in the outdoors.
USC Football kickoff times are subject to change for television broadcasts. Visit usctrojans.com for updates.
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