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The Path Forward: Messages


We received news today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will pause using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at federal sites and will urge state sites to do so. In consultation with our medical advisory panel and in light of the governor’s new advice to pause these vaccines, we are pausing their use for our campus community. There will be no COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday, April 14, at UD Arena. It is canceled until further notice.


This clinic is canceled.

Students can get a $10 food truck voucher when they receive a single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at the walk-in clinic 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at UD Arena. Vouchers are good for the food trucks in C Lot Wednesday for One Day, One Dayton. This is a great opportunity to bring a friend to get a one-and-done vaccine at the same time as you. There is no need to register online in advance. Just walk in!


In a message to students, the University provided new info on their ability to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The University's message notified students walk-in appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations are available 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 11 at UD Arena. There is no need to register online in advance. Just walk-in!


The state of Ohio has assigned to the University a shipment of 2,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, which the University will receive this week. Distribution, in partnership with Premier Health and Miami Valley Hospital, will be 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 11, at UD Arena. All students are eligible.


UD and Premier Health will distribute Pfizer vaccines to students from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at UD Arena. The University will provide transportation for this appointment and the second shot, which will be administered April 21.


In a pair of messages today, the University updated students on 2021 graduation ceremonies and the class of 2020 about a graduation ceremony for its class. The University also sent companion messages to employees and families.


The campus COVID-19 status at the University of Dayton will remain unchanged at Level 2 as we carefully monitor a potential spike in cases after the events of this past weekend.


Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County has opened its COVID-19 vaccination appointments to individuals 16-years-old and-older for the Pfizer vaccine, and 18 and older for the Moderna and Janssen by Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Any student attending an Ohio college or university is eligible to receive the vaccine (bring your student ID as proof).


The following message to faculty and staff addressed gatherings in the student neighborhood March 20.


With the warmer weather and St. Patrick's Day approaching, the University sent the following message to students about expectations for students regarding any celebrations and gatherings. 


The University sent a message to students to emphasize that COVID-19 testing is a crucial component in the University's strategy for helping reduce the spread of the virus on campus. As the University is seeing a steady increase in positive cases, we reminded students about testing resources and requirements.


The number of new COVID-19 cases and close contacts on campus have risen steadily in the past two weeks, creating a situation that requires students' immediate attention and changes in behavior to avoid additional campus restrictions. Companion messages also went to employees and families.


In a pair of messages to students, the University notified them it is seeing concerning behavior and positive COVID-19 tests that could put in-person classes at risk, and it has begun its surveillance testing for the spring semester.


As students returned to campus, UD Student Development let students know about several new virtual and COVID-appropriate in-person activities for the spring semester, which include an ice skating rink, basketball watch parties, opportunities to be part of simulated game shows "Flyer Feud" and Jeopardy!, and the addition of pickleball, spikeball, human curling and broomball to the intramural sports lineup.


As the beginning of the semester approaches, the University reminded students of important changes to UD's spring semester calendar, relative to previous spring semesters. 


The University updated the COVID-19 Protocols and Student Agreement to provide more clarity and include measures added during the fall to promote safety and reduce the risk of the coronavirus spreading on campus. The student Code of Conduct also was updated to clarify students' obligations to comply with COVID-19 protocols. 


The University released today messages and frequently asked questions for students, employees and parents and guardians about the plan for students to return to campus for the spring 2021 semester.

Message for students Message for employees | Message for parents and guardians

Spring semester 2021 arrival details | Spring semester 2021 arrival frequently asked questions


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