COVID-19

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 noon to 4 p.m. 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. Registration can be completed by scanning the provided QR code and filling out the linked form. Once the form has been submitted, 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.

If the rapid antigen test result is positive for COVID-19, a more sensitive PCR test will be administered to confirm the diagnosis. Results from the PCR test will be provided in 24 to 48 hours via a phone call.

COVID-19 testing also is available for symptomatic individuals Monday through Friday at UTMC’s Comprehensive Care Center, 3333 Glendale Ave. Call 419.383.4545 for an appointment. Testing will be performed outside. Those with symptoms of COVID-19 should not enter the clinic.

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.


VACCINE INFOrMATION 

To promote and protect the health and safety of our campus, the University requires all students and employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption.

Students new to UToledo are required to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption within eight weeks of the first day of classes in their first semester.

Full vaccination is defined as having received all recommended doses in the primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

Proof of vaccination should be shared through the University's secure vaccine registry portal. Exemption request forms also can be downloaded and submitted through the portal.

The University is strongly encouraging all members of the campus community to receive a COVID-19 booster shot when eligible.

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.

Additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available on the University’s Dispensing Vaccines webpage.


Isolation guidance

Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of whether they have symptoms, should isolate from others for at least five days, per CDC guidelines for what to do if you test positive.

Employees and students who have had symptoms can end isolation five days after symptoms first appeared if they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication and their symptoms are improving. They should continue wearing a well-fitting mask in public for an additional five days.  

Employees and students who test positive but are not symptomatic should self-isolate for five full days from their positive test. They should continue wearing a well-fitting mask in public for an additional five days.

Individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 are no longer required to quarantine, but the CDC recommends wearing a well-fitting mask in public for 10 days and getting tested at least five days after their last exposure.


Reporting Positive Cases

To voluntarily report a positive case to the University, individuals should contact their designated representative:

  • For faculty, contact the Provost Office at 419.530.8481 or by email.
  • For staff, contact Human Resources at 419.530.1497 or by email.
  • For students, contact the Division of Student Affairs on-call representative at 419.343.9946 or by email.
  • For UTMC employees, contact Infection Prevention and Control at 419.218.3744 (pager) or by email.
  • For vendors, contractors or others doing business at UToledo, contact the Office of Auxiliary Services at 419.530.5759 or by email.

Student Support Services

Students will not be penalized if they must miss class due to an illness.

The Office of Student Advocacy and Support will assist students with making any necessary arrangements, and all materials will be accessible remotely. They can be reached at 419.530.2471 or by email.

The Center for Success Coaching is available to assist students with questions and concerns related to academic challenges and resource support. Additional information is available by calling 419.530.1250 or on the student success website

The University Counseling Center offers services to currently enrolled students via teleservices from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made by calling 419.530.2426. UToledo students who are experiencing distress needing support after 5 p.m. may call the after-hours support line at 419.255.9585. Or, you can access the Crisis Text line by texting “ROCKET” or “HOME” to 741741.

Additionally, the University has organized emergency financial assistance programs for current students experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic through the existing Rocket Aid application process.


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.


Mask recommendations resources

The University is following CDC guidance and recommending individuals wear face coverings indoors on our campuses when Lucas County’s CDC community alert level is high.

UToledo continues to require masks in healthcare facilities.


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: 8/23/22