Face Coverings

Youngstown State University continues to monitor and align its COVID-19 prevention efforts with local, state and federal health information and guidance. Based on current information, and in coordination with the Youngstown and Mahoning County health departments, Youngstown State University, as of March 23, 2022, is not requiring face coverings/masks be worn anywhere on campus. Members of the campus community can make the best decision, on an individual basis, whether to continue masking. All members of the YSU community are encouraged to be respectful of the decisions of others and to continue to take any necessary personal precautions against COVID-19.

The university will continue to monitor conditions and guidance from the CDC, the State of Ohio and local health officials and adjust masking protocols as needed.


  • Do I need to wear a face covering on campus?

    No, with the number of COVID-19 cases on campus and in the community declining and with recent changes to the CDC guidelines, including a shift from community to personal responsibility, face masks are not required to be worn anywhere on campus. Members of the campus community can make the best decision, on an individual basis, whether to continue masking. All members of the YSU community are urged to be respectful of the decisions of others and to continue to take any necessary personal precautions against COVID-19.

  • Is YSU supplying face masks/coverings?

    As part of our continued effort to offer the campus the best safety and health protection during the COVID-19 pandemic, YSU is making available N95 respirators, surgical face coverings and KF94 face coverings to employees and students who request them.

    Please note: To receive an N95, a medical questionnaire must be completed and return in a sealed envelope to EOHS at 2303 Cushwa Hall. The questionnaire will be given to an occupational doctor at Work Med for evaluation. Once cleared by the doctor, EOHS will contact the employee to pick up their respirator(s). At the time of pick up, training will be provided.

    Request: N95 Respirators / KF94 face coverings / surgical face coverings