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 University of Toledo is preparing to open campus for the fall 2020 semester and resume face-to-face instruction.

The health and safety of our campus community is our priority. Aligned with the state’s Responsible Restart Ohio plan, our pandemic planning teams have developed the Rocket Restart plan to promote a safe return to campus. As we move toward resuming on-campus education and activities, we will continue to follow the advice and guidance of our local, state and federal officials, as well as our own infectious disease experts.

All summer courses will be continue to be delivered remotely.

Last Updated July 6, 2020, 2:00 p.m.

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The University of Toledo continues to move forward with its plans for the fall 2020 semester, relying on advice and guidance of our local, state and federal officials, as well as our own infectious disease experts.

On-campus and field research resumed on June 8, with new protective measures in place. Select employees also returned on June 8, with additional employees returning to campus on Monday, July 6.

All employees will return to campus by Monday, Aug. 3.

Classes will begin on Monday, Aug. 17 — one week before the planned first day of class — so that students will end the on-campus portion of their studies by the Thanksgiving holiday. UToledo also is eliminating fall break, which was planned for Oct. 22 and 23. All final exams will be completed remotely the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 4.

UToledo is committed to providing symptomatic individuals COVID-19 testing on both Main Campus and Health Science Campus, with results available in as little as 24 hours. Additionally, UToledo is expanding telehealth options for students to go along with traditional in-person sick visits at the student health centers.

To promote a safe campus environment, UToledo is making a number of changes to its move-in procedure, adding flexible academic delivery methods and implementing additional services for students, such as meal delivery.  

Additional details on UToledo’s fall semester plans and the University’s commitment to offering a world-class education for our students while providing a clean, safe campus are available on the Rocket Restart website.

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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: 7/6/20