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COVID-19 Resources

Campus News Digest


Click here for information on current operations, including previous updates and messages to the University community.

Click here for more information on COVID-19, including on coming in contact with someone tested for or diagnosed with the virus. Also, find information on when to call a doctor, tips for keeping healthy and maintaining anxiety and stress, and information from the CDC, World Health Organization and Ohio Department of Health information. 

Click here for messages regarding the Path Forward, UD's work to implement safety measures for the fall.


Tuesday April 7, 2020


Virtual town hall meeting today at 3 p.m. 

Join President Eric F. Spina, Provost Paul Benson and Executive Vice President Andy Horner for a virtual town hall meeting to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the University's financial situation and what's next. Check your university email for instructions on how to log in or listen to today's session or Wednesday's session at noon.

Associate provost for graduate academic affairs named 

Philip Anloague, associate professor and chair of the department of physical therapy, has been named associate provost for graduate academic affairs, effective July 1. He succeeds Paul Vanderburgh, who will take an administrative sabbatical from July 1 through Dec. 31, and then return to the Department of Health and Sport Science. Read the full announcement on Porches.

Masks for safety

In addition to other safety measures, the Centers for Disease Control recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings. The cloth face coverings do not have to be surgical or N-95 masks; they can be made at home from common household items and materials. Visit the CDC website for tips on making and wearing cloth face coverings and frequently asked questions.   

Reunion Weekend

With future uncertainty about COVID-19 and the Ohio Department of Health's action to extend the "stay at home" order through April 30, Reunion Weekend 2020 scheduled for June 12-14 on campus has been canceled in the best interests of our Flyer Family. Visit the Reunion Weekend website for updates.   

Caring for children while working remotely?

The UD Center for Early Learning, which includes the Bombeck Family Learning Center and the Family Engagement Collaborative of the Miami Valley, has developed a COVID-19 online resource center for parents, guardians and caregivers who are teaching and caring for children while working remotely. Families with essential employees can also find useful tools to help their children's home-based caregiver. 

New hours for the Emporium 

The Emporium is now open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays for takeout only and will be closed Good Friday, April 10.

Social justice and the common good 

The Human Rights Center and Fr. Ferree Chair for Social Justice Kelly Johnson will hold virtual teach-ins on COVID-19 and common good in April. The series continues Wednesday, April 8, from 3-6 p.m., with a session on social justice. Visit the Human Rights Center website for registration information.  

UD in the news March 28-April 3

Several media outlets reported on faculty donations of personal protective equipment and shared faculty expertise on children's books for uncertain times and what stimulus checks could mean for the American economy. Visit UD in the News March 28-April 3 to read more. 


Please, please Mr. Postman

UD mailing services has updated instructions to students on receiving mail and packages during the summer. Visit the mailing services website for more information.

Get a job

Students’ summer or full-time plans may have changed, but many industries are still hiring. Career Services has appointments available for students to discuss strategies and is offering an online seminar April 8 on video interviewing as more companies conduct virtual interviews.

Free trial membership for distance-learning tools 

The University has subscribed to 30-day free trial access to online tools to help students thrive in a distance-learning environment. To access it, watch this tutorial and visit Our trial membership ends on April 23. UD's Office for Learning Resources continues to provide support to students; visit to schedule an appointment. 


Stay healthy, stay "Engaged"

Castlight Engage, a free online service available to Anthem members, gives member access to UD health and wellbeing benefits and health care plan information. Recent updates include a COVID-19 test facility finder and a cost analysis tool. New users can register at Castlight Engage or by downloading the mobile app via Apple app store or Google Play store. To learn more, view the 2019 Castlight Engage flyer.

On the move: generator

The URL generator now directs to Porches for a safer, more secure connection. Visit or to access the page in Porches.


Holy Week prayers

Campus Ministry has created resources for Holy Week observations, including an online retreat for Triduum, live-stream events, prayer resources, and more. The Institute for Pastoral Initiatives is offering a weekly prayer to provide hope and support during this unsettling time. A Holy Week prayer from Sister Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, can be viewed here. Campus Ministry will also place each week’s prayer recording on its website 

Campus News Digest

Every Tuesday (and sometimes Friday) during the COVID-19 outbreak, the University news and communications team will share news, announcements and articles from across campus to help us stay connected while we work remotely. To submit an announcement, please send a brief introduction (no more than 2-3 sentences) with a website link (not a pdf) to no later than noon each Friday for consideration for the following Tuesday's newsletter.