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COVID-19 Campus Status - Fall 2021

The University's status is 1 - green - contained

Dashboards are updated weekdays (except holidays).

Face coverings are required in academic, classroom, studio, lab and related spaces. They also are required in Kennedy Union, The Hub at the Arcade, the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, all dining facilities (except when actively eating or drinking), RecPlex public areas (except when actively engaged in exercising), and UD transportation (shuttles, etc). You do not need a face covering if you are alone in a non-shared workspace, such as a private office or cubicle with sides extending above your head on at least three sides. We strongly encourage everyone, whether vaccinated or not, to wear a face covering in shared residential areas on campus such as common areas, lobbies, etc. You can read the University's updated guidance on face coverings here. Follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for wearing masks. 

Click here for a quick reference guide of permitted activities.

Report you have COVID-19 or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19

Chart depicting COVID-19 cases among UD students, employees and visitors since Aug. 1, 2021, and the University's vaccination rate. On Nov. 30, the University reported two new student cases of COVID-19. Through Nov. 30, there have been 186 student cases on campus - eight are active. The seven-day moving average of new cases is one. The seven-day moving average of active cases is six. Through Nov. 30, there have been 78 employee and visitor cases; seven are active. As of Nov. 30, 2021, the vaccination rate on campus was 78 percent. Among all employees, the vaccination rate was 90 percent. Among all students, the vaccination rate was 75 percent. Among undergradate students, the vaccination rate was 75 percent. Among graduate students, the vaccination rate was 73 percent.

This chart reflects data since Aug. 1, 2021. There was one case on campus in July 2021. See fall 2020 and spring 2021 summary data in related links at the bottom of the page. The vaccination rate is not the sole factor the University considers in consulting with our medical advisory panel and Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County about instituting or easing COVID-19 protocols. Additional information and footnotes for this dashboard can be found here.

Build Immunity in the Community: upload your vaccine record

We continue to encourage those of you who have not been vaccinated to schedule your vaccine appointments before fall semester so that we optimize our health and safety as a community. Employees and students still are asked to upload their vaccination record (even if you've only had one dose of a two-dose vaccine) to UD's confidential portal by scanning it or taking a picture with your phone. Only medical providers and contact tracers will have access to your vaccination record; it will not be tied to employment or academic records.

Status Levels

Working with public health officials and our medical advisory panel, the University established five campus status levels. 

Status 1 - GREEN - CONTAINED: A small number of individuals have tested positive, and contact tracing suggests that exposures are confined and the situation can be contained, isolated, and remediated. If an exposed or infected individual is a resident, they will be referred to quarantine or isolation as needed. Affected areas are decontaminated and University medical and contact tracing staff can monitor for possible escalation. All other campus and residence operations remain unaffected. 

Status 2 - GREEN - LOCALIZED: An outbreak, for example, could occur in a particular floor, classroom, office suite, or common area where contact tracing still allows for a high degree of confidence in the ability to isolate and contain any flare-ups. It may require a floor, class, office suite, or common area to be closed for a period of time to allow for proper decontamination and containment to prevent ongoing exposure. A larger number of residents may be put in isolation or asked to quarantine. 

Status 3 - YELLOW - CAUTION: An outbreak occurs where the ability to contact trace with high confidence makes it difficult to identify a specific area for containment, isolation and remediation. It may be necessary to close affected areas or buildings, isolate or move affected students, and/or ask impacted employees to move to remote operations. Some courses may switch to strictly online modality.

Status 4 - RED - WARNING: In the event contact tracing cannot reliably identify affected parties or spaces and contain the spread of COVID-19 campuswide, the University may switch all students to fully remote learning while staying in their on-campus residences. Commuter students will not come to campus and will use virtual learning tools. Students with the ability to return home may be asked to do so. Impacted employees will be asked to work remotely. The University will return to more normal, in-person operations once it can contain the outbreak.

Status 5 - PURPLE - VACATE: If the spread of COVID-19 on campus or locally is such that public health guidance or direction, or the University administration with the advice of our medical panel deems it critically necessary for the safety of our entire campus community to move students off campus to continue their classes, the University will initiate the following process:

  • Students within 400 miles of campus have 24 hours to move out of their on-campus residences.
  • All other domestic students will have 48 hours to move out of their on-campus residences.
  • International students can work with CIP regarding any special accommodations.
  • Students unable to move out of their on-campus residences in the allotted time can email housing@udayton.edu to make alternate arrangements.

Should an immediate evacuation of campus be necessary such that students cannot take their belongings with them, the University will contact students at a later date about a possible move-out process.