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COVID-19 status level 2 – GREEN - LOCALIZED

For the most up to date information, check the COVID-19 case dashboard.  


Today's COVID-19 vaccine clinic is canceled

The University received news yesterday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will pause use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at federal sites and will urge state sites to do so. Ohio Gov. DeWine also has issued advice to pause administration of the J&J vaccine. In consultation with our medical advisory panel and in light of these government announcements, we are canceling the COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for today at UD Arena until further notice. The University and its medical advisory panel will continue to monitor developments in the CDC's examination of six cases involving blood clots in the weeks following use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and advise you to do so as well. We will communicate substantive information as we have it available. 

According to Dr. Steve Burdette of the University's medical advisory panel, "while a concern and worthy of investigation, the risk appears to be exceedingly small and it is not confirmed it is even related to vaccination. At this time pausing the use is prudent until more information is available." Dr. Burdette said symptoms include pain and swelling in the legs, chest pain, shortness of breath, severe headache, blurry vision and weakness on your face and limbs. You can read more information from the CDC and FDA here; in their joint statement, they advise people who experience any of those symptoms within three weeks after a J&J vaccination to contact their health care provider. Students also can contact the UD Student Health Center at 937-229-3131. For emergencies, call 911 or UD Public Safety at 937-229-2121. 

One Day, One Dayton is here

Celebrate One Day, One Dayton with the Flyer Family by making a donation today! Your gift will help unlock special challenges and triple the impact. Those who make a gift before 4 p.m. will be invited to a 5 p.m. virtual meet-and-greet with some high-flying UD favorites. Learn more here

Enjoy your mini-break day with free treats and food trucks 

Check out food trucks and enjoy free Sweet P’s Ice Pops from 1-4 p.m. (while supplies last) and watch the elimination-style kickball tournament, sponsored by Campus Rec and the Residential Housing Association. Check 1850 for details

Test your knowledge against other fellow Flyers with a fun trivia contest at 7:30 p.m. hosted by CAB. Questions will range from UD facts to pop culture featuring a few surprise guests. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each round. Register here.


Praying from the heart

Join an online version of Prayers of the HEART from 12:15-12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15. Click here for the Zoom link. Participants will virtually gather around the Peace Pole on the third Thursday of every month for a 15-minute prayer between classes focused on current issues in the world, the nation and in our community.

Maureen E. O'Rourke Marianist Student Award

Senior Anna Mumma is the 2021 recipient of the Marianist Student Award, a rector’s council award designed to acknowledge the contribution of a graduating senior who exemplifies the Marianist charism on campus. Mumma and Cole Hepp, the 2020 Marianist Student Award winner, will be honored during an invitation-only event on campus Saturday.


UDRI employees featured in short film

Early in the pandemic, UDRI employees raced against the clock to help provide Miami Valley Hospital caregivers with gowns as supply dwindled. Their efforts are featured in a short film produced by Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Ian Cook and premiering now at the Cleveland International Film Festival. Read more here.

UD Community Corps accepting summer, academic year applications
UD Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program through ServeOhio and facilitated by the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, is recruiting for summer 2021 and the 2021-22 academic year. AmeriCorps members provide out-of-school educational activities and social-emotional support for Dayton families. Members receive living allowances, weekly training, and are eligible for a Segal Education Award upon successful completion of the program. Click here to apply.

UD Opera Workshop Presents Mozart's "The Magic Flute"

How do you perform opera during a pandemic? Through the magic of technology, puppets, and the talent of students and faculty in our music and theatre programs! Follow the adventures of Prince Tamino and Princess Pamina, with Papageno the Bird Man, the Queen of the Night, and the high priest Sarastro, in Mozart's enchanting opera, with all roles performed by UD students. Watch new episodes as they are released on the UD Department of Music youtube channel or on social media @UDaytonMusic. Stay tuned for upcoming performances by choirs, orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz ensembles and more!

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