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, 2020 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 and the Ohio Department of Health to identify COVID-19 cases among students, faculty and staff. Symptomatic faculty, staff and students can get tested on campus. We also are conducting weekly 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 or have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case, testing is available through UTMC by calling 419.383.4545 or without an appointment at the University Health Center on Main Campus. While waiting on test results, the CDC recommends individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms stay home and monitor their health.

Last Update Jan. 19, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

UToledo Community

Cases reported Jan. 10-16

New Positive Cases: 166


On-campus asymptomatic tests: 30

Positivity rate: 2.9%

On-campus symptomatic tests: 42

External reports: 94

Residential students in self-isolation on campus: 8

Total positive cases include results from on-campus surveillance tests, on-campus tests of symptomatic individuals, 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

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Sanitizer Spray

Hand Sanitizer




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


Common Spaces and
High-Touch Areas

Residential Halls




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

Positive Case History

Date Total New Positive Cases On-campus Symptomatic Tests On-campus Asymptomatic Tests External Reports
Jan. 10-16 166 42 30 (2.9%) 94
Jan. 3-9 144 89 26 (14%) 29
Dec. 20 - Jan. 2 Testing was limited due to the University's winter break. No updates were published.
Dec. 13-19 28 12 5 (0.9%) 11
Dec. 6-12 42 10 12 (0.8%) 20
Nov. 29 – Dec. 5 67 17 20 (1.5%) 30
Nov. 22-28 51 16 7 (1.5%) 28
Nov. 15-21 58 14 17 (1.4%) 27
Nov. 8-14 38 5 8 (1.1%) 25
Nov. 1-7 38 6 3 (0.5%) 29
Oct. 25-31 40 5 7 (0.9%) 28
Oct. 18-24 45 12 4 (0.5%) 29
Oct. 11-17 41 14 9 (1%) 18
Oct. 4-10 37 9 1 (0.1%) 27
Sept. 27 – Oct. 3 43 8 7 (0.7%) 28
Sept. 20-26 47 10 4 (0.5%) 33
Sept. 13-19 65 15 8 (0.9%) 42
Sept. 6-12 39 7 4 (0.6%) 28
Aug. 30 – Sept. 5 33 8 2 (0.3%) 23
Aug. 23-29 16 2 12 (0.7%) 2
Aug. 16-22 4 1 1 (N/A***) 2
Aug. 8-15 9 1 0 (0.0%) 8
Aug. 2-8 4 0 0 (N/A***) 4
July 26 – Aug 1. 2 0 0 (N/A***) 2
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 Jan. 20, 3 p.m.

Free Disposable Masks Now Available to UToledo Community

To promote a safe campus environment and help limit the spread of COVID-19, The University of Toledo is making disposable face masks available to faculty, staff and students.

The surgical-style masks, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says offer more protection than cloth masks, are being offered for free on both campuses.

Members of the campus community can now pick up disposable masks at the following locations during regular business hours:

  • Carlson Library circulation desk
  • Mulford Library circulation desk
  • Student Recreation Center front desk
  • Morse Fitness Center front desk
  • Office of the Provost, University Hall Room 3340

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Aug. 19 - UToledo Employees Can Request COVID-19 Surveillance Test Through Expanded Program

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June 15 - Students Asked to Sign Student Safety Commitment

June 9 - UToledo Resumes Research on Campus Prioritizing Health, Safety

June 5 - UToledo Adjusts Fall Semester Calendar in Response to COVID-19 Concerns

June 3 - UToledo Psychologists Study How Americans Are Coping With Impacts of COVID-19

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May 11 - Preparing Campus: UToledo Aims to Open Campus in the Fall

April 27 - COVID-19 Emergency Financial Assistance Available for UToledo Students

April 4 - UT Alert: Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

March 27 - Thank You from President Sharon L. Gaber

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

UToledo's COVID-19 Response

Face Coverings: Effective Aug. 6, 2021, masks are required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, while indoors on our campuses. Individuals are not required to wear masks while alone in their office or while eating. Masks are not required outdoors, but the CDC recommends individuals consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings in areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases.

Vaccination: The COVID-19 vaccine is required by the University to advance the health and safety of our employees, students, families and patients. Vaccines are available on Main Campus at the University Health Center or Main Campus Pharmacy and on Health Science Campus in the outpatient pharmacy in the UTMC Medical Pavilion.

COVID-19 Testing: UToledo significantly expanded its COVID-19 surveillance testing program this fall. Students and employees who are unvaccinated, including those who receive an approved exemption to the vaccine requirement, will be subject to frequent COVID-19 testing at least weekly.

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