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Family News Digest


Welcome to Family News Digest, a weekly newsletter especially for University of Dayton parents and guardians.  

COVID-19 health reporting webpage

A new website is live for members of the UD community to report COVID-19-related health conditions. Students, faculty, staff and others should use the forms on the website to self-disclose positive COVID-19 test results or report a close contact exposure to UD if they have been contacted by public health officials. UD students in quarantine/isolation also should use it to provide daily symptoms updates. Students, faculty and staff should also provide a "final day" symptoms update on the last day of quarantine/isolation through the website. Access the website at

COVID-19 campus status levels established

UD has established decision points to guide us in the event pandemic conditions require changes to our Path Forward plan, such as considering a move to remote learning. UD has identified five "campus status" levels to describe key conditions on campus and in the community. For information about the COVID-19 campus status and dashboards on campus and community conditions, visit COVID-19 campus status and confirmed cases. The current campus status is 1 - GREEN - CONTAINED. 

Students who need to quarantine due to contact tracing asked to return home if possible

UD strongly recommends students who are identified through contact tracing as close contacts of someone diagnosed with COVID-19 return to their permanent residence to quarantine if they live within 400 miles of campus. UD asks students who can return home to do so to allow the University to prioritize isolation and quarantine space for those who live farther away than 400 miles and those who cannot return home, for example, because a family member is at high risk for COVID-19. Read the full message on the University’s website. 

New FAQs available on class modality, studying remotely

New FAQs have been posted online to provide information on course modality and studying remotely this fall. Questions include how to access information on how your classes will be delivered; how to access books if studying remotely; and what attendance policies will be in place. Access the latest FAQs on the University’s website.

Health requirement reminder

To protect the health of everyone on campus, all students must provide immunization information and complete the Tuberculosis (TB) screening questionnaire. The health requirement form will be available on Porches or can be downloaded here in English. Arabic, Chinese, Spanish versions are also available.  Information must be verified by a physician. Students can upload and enter health immunization information, enter medical history and scan insurance cards through

UD, Premier launch 24/7 telehealth service 

UD has partnered with Premier Health to offer UD students living on campus or anywhere in Ohio access to a 24/7 telehealth service. With Premier Virtual Care, board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners can evaluate and treat students through video chat without an appointment any time. Any prescriptions required can be sent to Walgreens pharmacy for delivery to the UD Health Center the next business day, or to another local pharmacy of a student’s choice. There is no charge for virtual visits, which typically last 20 minutes, when students use the coupon code “FLYERS” at Students can also call 844-658-8317. More information about student health services is available on the Student Health Center webpage.

Urgent care for students available beginning Aug. 17

UPDATE AUG. 25: The Intermed urgent care site is full. Students with symptoms can go to C Lot for tests with a test order and appointment. Info at  

Through a partnership with Premier Health, UD students will have access to urgent care beginning Aug. 17. Urgent care will be located in the InterMed building at 1520 S. Main St. at Caldwell Street, just one block west of Fitz Hall. This urgent care option will be open 5-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. No appointment is necessary. There will be no charge to students for the visit, and X-rays or labs, including tests for COVID-19, will be billed to insurance. More information about student health services is available on the Student Health Center webpage.

New flyers detail COVID-19 rules for gatherings, enforcement

The University of Dayton Student Life Path Forward Group has created informational flowcharts for students to explain COVID-19 related rules, regulations and enforcement in University housing and the student neighborhoods. The charts were created by the UD Student Life Path Forward group, composed of UD students and staff, are in alignment with Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County and represent UD's policies as of Aug. 4. Click here for the neighborhood flyer, and here for the Residence Halls/Suites/Apartments flyer

Reservations open for Mass

To accommodate as many people as possible, an RSVP will be required for Mass in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. For those with access to 1850, please visit for further instructions and to make reservations. Visit for more information if you do not have access to 1850. 

Update on Campus Ministry's interdenominational ministry

Campus Ministry's interdenominational ministry begins at 4 p.m. Aug. 23. All Campus Ministry interdenominational worship will be virtual this fall. For all updates from Campus Ministry, including those regarding on-campus worship, visit  

Library updates

Roesch Library is open. All entrances are card-access only; students must use their UD ID to enter the building. Read more about the library's reopening to plan your visit. An email was sent Aug. 6 with additional details about ensuring health and safety while accessing library services.

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