Coronavirus response 2022


What should I do if I get sick with COVID-19?

Students: contact the Student Health Center at 419-289-5200

Employees: contact your health care provider and complete the AU COVID-19 self-reporting form.

CDC list of current COVID-19 symptoms

How can I get vaccinated?

Ashland University strongly encourages all faculty, staff, and students to be fully vaccinated because we know that vaccines boost your immune system, so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. Vaccination combined with ongoing prevention efforts including wearing face masks that cover the mouth and nose, frequent hand washing, and staying at least 6 feet away from others offer the best protection against COVID-19.

You can find a list of nearby locations to get the COVID-19 vaccine here, or you can view all of the locations in Ohio.

How can I get tested for COVID-19

Students should contact the Student Health Center at 419-289-5200 and employees should contact their healthcare provider. A health care professional will screen your symptoms and arrange for a test if necessary.

If I need help while I am in quarantine or isolation, who do I call?

Students who must quarantine or isolate will be contacted by a University staff member with all instructions and support information. The university maintains a limited number of campus isolation rooms, each with a private bedroom and bathroom. Meals and necessary supplies will be delivered to you and academic needs coordinated with Academic Support Services.

Where can I find more information?
I am vaccinated, do I need to isolate or quarantine?

If you are exposed to a positive case or have symptoms, students should contact the Student Health Center at 419-289-5200 and employees should contact their health care provider for guidance. If you are exposed you will need to provide documentation of vaccine dates, wear a mask and be tested 3-5 days after exposure, or mask for 14 days if not tested. If you have or develop symptoms, you will be required to isolate.

Quarantine is for individuals who are exposed to a positive case. Isolation is for those with COVID-19 symptoms or those that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Do I have to wear my mask outdoors?

No. This mandate covers inside only. Masks are not required while employees are alone in their personal office space, or students are in their residence hall rooms, or while actively eating or drinking.

Are there other exemptions?

Students seeking health or medical accommodations should contact Silvia Henriss in the Student Accessibility Center at 419-289-5904 or Employees should contact the Human Resources Office at 419-289-5033 or

What about eating in the dining areas?

Those areas will remain open. But you must wear a mask unless you are actively eating or drinking.

Does all this mean Ashland University is going to make vaccines mandatory?

Not at this time. We will continue to monitor conditions. But, for now vaccines remain strongly encouraged.

Do I need to share my COVID-19 vaccination records with AU?

Yes, all students should upload your COVID-19 vaccination information to, along with your medical history and vaccination records.

Ashland University follows current health guidance from the CDC, state and county. University policies and practices may change quickly in response to new information about COVID-19

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