COVID-19: Keeping Campus Safe

Reporting COVID-19

The University of Toledo is committed to being transparent about the prevalence of COVID-19 within our campus community. We began collecting data on Aug. 17 with the beginning of fall semester 2020 and will continue sharing updated data weekly on our dashboard.

We are working closely with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department to identify COVID-19 cases among students, faculty and staff. We are testing all symptomatic faculty, staff and students through UTMC. We also are conducting voluntary surveillance testing of the campus community. Having a clearer picture of the prevalence of the virus will help us provide appropriate resources and take precautions to keep campus safe.

UToledo encourages self-reporting of positive COVID-19 cases and participation in contact tracing efforts to help keep campus safe and open.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, call 419.383.4545 for an appointment to be tested. While waiting on test results, the CDC recommends individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms stay home and monitor their health.

Last Updated July 29, 2021, 2:30 p.m.


UToledo Community

Cases reported July 19 to 25

New Positive Cases: 5

Sources:

On-campus asymptomatic tests: 0

Positivity rate: N/A ***

Residential students in self-isolation on campus: 0

Current occupancy in on-campus isolation housing: 0.0%

On-campus symptomatic tests: 0

External reports: 5

Total positive cases includes results from symptomatic tests conducted by UTMC on behalf of the University, asymptomatic voluntary surveillance testing conducted through UTMC and external reports of self-reported cases and cases reported to the University by public health officials.

UToledo will provide weekly updates of positive cases on campus.

Cleaning and Disinfectant Supplies

Disinfectant Spray

Sanitizer Spray

Hand Sanitizer


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Green = 30-day supply on hand or expect delivery within 30 days
Orange = Less than 30-day supply on hand, no expected delivery within 30 days
Yellow = Limited supply on hand, no pending delivery (external supply shortages)

Enhanced Cleaning

Classrooms

Common Spaces and
High-Touch Areas

Residential Halls


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Green = 98-100% of buildings meeting enhanced cleaning requirements
Orange = 90-97% of buildings meeting enhanced cleaning requirements
Yellow = Less than 90% of buildings meeting enhanced cleaning requirements

*** Positivity rate not reported due to low sample size of asymptomatic tests.


Positive Case History

Date Total New Positive Cases On-campus Symptomatic Tests On-campus Asymptomatic Tests External Reports
July 19-25 5 0 0 (N/A***) 5
July 12-18 2 0 0 (N/A***) 2
July 5-11 0 0 0 (N/A***) 0
June 28 – July 4 1 0 0 (N/A***) 1
June 21-27 0 0 0 (N/A***) N/A
June 14-20 0 0 0 (N/A***) N/A
June 7-13 0 0 0 (N/A***) N/A
May 31 – June 6 0 0 N/A** 0
May 24-30 1 0 0 (N/A***) 1
May 17-23 0 0 0 (0.0%) N/A
May 10-16 0 0 0 (N/A***) 0
May 3-9 1 0 0 (0.0%) 1
April 26 – May 2 4 0 0 (0.0%) 4
April 19-25 3 0 0 (0.0%) 3
April 12-18 9 1 0 (0.0%) 8
April 5-11 11 3 4 (1.1%) 4
March 29 – April 4 23 3 4 (0.9%) 16
March 22-28 7 1 1 (0.2%) 5
March 15-21 12 1 3 (0.6%) 8
March 8-14 5 0 0 (0.0%) 5
March 1-7 15 5 2 (0.4%) 8
Feb. 22-28 23 6 2 (0.4%) 15
Feb. 15-21 11 4 2 (0.4%) 5
Feb. 8-14 31 5 12 (3.1%) 14
Feb. 1-7 40 11 10 (3%) 19
Jan. 25-31 39 16 8 (2.2%) 15
Jan. 18-24 33 5 10 (2.6%) 18
Jan. 11-17 23 4 16 (0.6%) 3
Jan. 4-10 16 5 7 (1.7%) 4
Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 Testing was limited due to the University’s winter break. No updates were published.
Dec. 14-20 13 9 4 (1.4%) 0
Dec. 7-13 36 13 12 (1.7%)* 11
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6 31 21 8 (1%)* 2
Nov. 23-29 66 28 N/A** 37
Nov. 16-22 59 26 N/A** 33
Nov. 9-15 72 24 7 (1.4%)* 41
Nov. 2-8 53 24 9 (1.9%)* 20
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1 20 4 7 (2.2%)* 9
Oct. 19-25 25 4 11 (3.7%)* 10
Oct. 12-18 13 5 2 (0.9%)* 6
Oct. 5–11 25 4 4 (1%)* 17
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4 27 3 11 (3%) 13
Sept. 21–27 28 3 6 (2.1%) 19
Sept. 14–20 46 19 2 (0.4%) 25
Sept. 7–13 38 8 4 (1.4%) 26
Aug. 31 – Sept. 6 96 28 4 64
Aug. 24–30 61 31 2 28
Aug. 17–23 61 31 6 24

* Includes individuals in Athletics tested in partnership with the Mid-American Conference through Quest Diagnostics.

** UToledo’s regular surveillance testing was limited during this time period.

*** Positivity rate not reported due to low sample size of asymptomatic tests.

Latest Information

Last Updated May 20, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

UToledo Updates Campus COVID-19 Protocols

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have followed the guidance of the Ohio Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In line with their guidance, the University is making the following updates effective June 2:

  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated, meaning two weeks have passed since receiving your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, are no longer required to wear a mask while on campus and do not need to physically distance. This applies both indoors and outdoors.
  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should continue wearing masks while on campus and maintain physical distancing of 3 feet in the classroom and 6 feet elsewhere.
  • The University will be discontinuing our event registry and removing all restrictions on event size.

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March 27 - UTMC Outpatient Pharmacies Now Offer Curbside Pickup, Mail Delivery

UToledo's COVID-19 Response

Face Coverings: In line with guidance from the CDC, effective June 2 employees and students who are fully vaccinated, meaning two weeks have passed since receiving the final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, are no longer required to wear a mask while on campus. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should continue wearing masks.

Social Distancing: Fully vaccinated individuals may gather freely effective June 2. Students and employees who are not fully vaccinated should continue to practice physical distancing, maintaining at least 3 feet of space between themselves and others in classrooms and at least 6 feet elsewhere on campus.

COVID-19 Vaccines Available: Students, faculty and staff members can receive the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at University Health Center on Main Campus or Main Campus Pharmacy. Appointments are not required.

COVID-19 Testing Available: UToledo conducts regular COVID-19 surveillance testing for students, faculty and staff. Participation in the random surveillance testing is required for residential students living on campus. Participation is highly encouraged for everyone else who is studying or working on campus. Asymptomatic faculty and staff may also request a test by sending an email with their name, phone number and Rocket number to coronavirus@utoledo.edu. COVID-19 testing also is available for all symptomatic individuals through UTMC on Health Science Campus and Main Campus. Call 419.383.4545 for an appointment.

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