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The Path Forward: Messages

Messages for 2021-22 academic year

With the rise in COVID cases, the University provided the folllowing update on the status of the pandemic on campus. As expected, the highly transmissible omicron variant is causing increases in cases on campus, as it has in the local community and throughout the U.S.


The University sent a message to faculty, staff and student-employees about a vaccination requirement and COVID-19 testing requirement for those who are unvaccinated.


In consultation with our medical advisory panel and public health officials, the University updated our COVID-19 protocols for the spring 2022 semester to align with new CDC guidance and address considerations related to the omicron variant. Notable changes include protocols related to quarantine and isolation and updated information about preferred face coverings and where to get those. 


The University provided an update on the University's initial approach to COVID-19 for the spring semester. 


The University of Dayton will continue to encourage all employees and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 but, due to a federal court ruling, will pause efforts to require employees to be vaccinated or exempted for medical or religious reasons. 


The University has long been a federal contractor, conducting important research, supporting undergraduate and graduate students, and advancing the local economy. Based on these contracts, the University campus is considered a federal contractor workplace and, therefore, the entire employee base is subject to the terms of federal executive order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors.


With COVID-19 cases surging in many areas and stricter new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about face coverings, the Path Forward team, after discussion with UD's medical advisory panel and public health officials, announced everyone, whether vaccinated or not, is required to wear face coverings in most shared indoor spaces on campus effective immediately.


The University of Dayton today announced the campus community has achieved 70% percent overall vaccinations and will ease COVID-19 safety protocols. 


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