2019 Novel Coronavirus

The University of Toledo will host a public forum featuring health experts to address the latest information on the novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19.

The health and safety of our campus community is our top priority.

The University of Toledo continues to monitor the situation and is working closely with the Ohio Department of Health and the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, as well as following the guidance of the CDC.

While there are no campus-related cases to-date, we are taking proactive actions to ensure the health and safety of our campus community. All academic courses are being delivered remotely starting Wednesday, March 18 and continuing through the end of spring semester. At the direction of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, The University of Toledo will continue remote work arrangements through May 1.

Last Updated April 4, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

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In compliance with provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, The University of Toledo has been informed that a UToledo employee has tested positive for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. The employee has not been on campus in 10 days. The employee is working with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department following contact tracing procedures. All individuals that may have come into close contact with the employee are being notified by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department.

This is UToledo's first confirmed case on Main Campus. As of March 18, all University operations moved to remote work minimizing the on campus population. Since that time, faculty and staff have been permitted only limited access to facilities during Spring Break, to access any remaining materials they need to provide instruction and complete other work from home.

UToledo also has taken additional precautions, including:

  • Transitioning all in-person classes after Spring Break to remote delivery (online) for the remainder of the spring semester;
  • Canceling all in-person meetings and events for the remainder of the spring semester;
  • Transitioning spring commencement ceremonies to an virtual celebration;
  • Ceasing all non-critical research activities at the University until further notice; and
  • Daily temperature monitoring procedures for those authorized to be on campus.

UToledo is undertaking these and other proactive steps in order to ensure the safety of all students, faculty and staff. We will continue to actively monitor the health of our community and communicate about the wide variety of effects the pandemic response is having on our daily lives and operations.

In addition to social distancing, the University encourages members of the campus community to follow these CDC guidelines on ways to protect yourself.

More information is available on UToledo's COVID-19 information page and updates will continue to be posted on the site.

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On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, The University of Toledo hosted a public forum on the coronavirus outbreak with top scholars from the College of Medicine and Life Sciences and the College of Nursing with specific expertise in public health, infectious diseases, immunology, and microbiology. As a public research university, UToledo regularly shares our scholarly and research expertise on major issues impacting the public.



The current guidance from the Ohio Department of Health is that if an individual traveled to affected areas in China where coronavirus outbreaks have been identified AND feels sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing, they should seek medical care and be tested for the virus. If you are concerned about your health, contact The University of Toledo Medical Center Emergency Department at 419.383.3888 to discuss your travel history and symptoms.

Individuals with questions about international travel to affected areas may contact the Center for International Studies and Programs at 419.530.5268 for guidance.

Media seeking experts on this topic or updates on The University of Toledo’s response should contact Tyrel Linkhorn, PIO, at 419.530.5549 or tyrel.linkhorn@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 4/9/20