Youngstown State University continues to implement evidence-based protocols to monitor and suppress coronavirus in accordance with public health guidelines. YSU works directly with local public health officials to determine what guidelines are appropriate to implement within the context of our local community and will update protocols as needed. Faculty and students are expected to abide by all safety and health policies implemented by the University’s Office of Environmental Occupational Health and Safety as well as all applicable local, state and federal mandates.

YSU recommends that all faculty and students become fully vaccinated. Everyone must continue to perform a daily health assessment. Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, have been around someone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19 should complete the COVID-19 Support Form.

COVID-19 Community Levels


When making decisions about individual preventive behaviors in addition to vaccination, people should consider the COVID-19 Community Level in the county. Layered prevention strategies — like staying up to date on vaccines, testing, ventilation and wearing masks — can help limit severe disease and reduce the potential for strain on the healthcare system. The CDC recommends using county COVID-19 Community Levels to help determine which COVID-19 prevention measures to use.