COVID-19: Keeping Campus Safe

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, The University of Toledo has relied on evidence-based guidance from the Ohio Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as our own infectious disease experts, to promote a safe campus environment for our students, employees and guests.

The University continues to offer on-demand testing for students and employees who are experiencing symptoms of the virus and support services for students who must miss class because of an illness.

We continue to monitor and respond to changes in guidance from public health officials and state leaders.

Testing Availability

Faculty, staff and students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 have access to on-demand testing through the University Health Center from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

Individuals should go to door 2 at the front of the building and call 419.530.3451 to notify staff they are there for a test. Individuals can ring the doorbell and a clinic employee will escort them to a specially designated waiting area to get a rapid antigen test and see a provider.

No appointments are needed but individuals can call ahead to 419.530.3451 to reduce their wait time.

Insurance will be charged for the test. Students needing financial assistance can receive help by contacting Student Affairs at 419.530.7963.

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department also maintains a list of community testing sites.


The University of Toledo no longer requires COVID-19 vaccines for students or employees.

The University does continue to strongly recommend COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

Proof of vaccination can voluntarily be shared through the University's secure vaccine registry portal.

Students in the healthcare professions who are entering clinical rotations may be required by their clinical site to be vaccinated.

Students, faculty and staff members can receive a COVID-19 vaccine on Main Campus at the Main Campus Pharmacy and on Health Science Campus at the outpatient pharmacy in the UTMC Medical Pavilion.

For more information, call the Main Campus pharmacy at 419.530.3471 or the UTMC outpatient pharmacy at 419.383.3750.

Isolation guidance

Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 should follow the recommended CDC guidelines for isolation.

Students needing assistance with COVID-19 protocols can email or call 419.383.6794

Employee resources

The University established a Flexible Work policy, effective June 1, 2021.

In accordance with this policy, employees and leaders have the option to create flexible work arrangements that balance the operational demands of the University with the preferred work arrangements of staff and leaders.

The flexible work policy has no effect on workplace accommodations made under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Rehabilitation Act. Employees in need of workplace accommodations due to a disability or medical condition should complete the ADA Accommodations Request Form.

Employees with questions specific to their individual circumstances should contact their supervisor or Human Resources consultant.

Information Archive

A full archive of the University’s COVID-19 messaging and COVID-19 dashboard data from August 2020 to May 2022 is available on the COVID-19 archive webpage.

Last Updated: 8/25/23