COVID-19 Information

Have you recently tested positive for COVID-19, have been around someone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have traveled internationally in the past 14 days?  You are required to connect with us for support by submitting a COVID-19 Outreach and Support Form 

COVID-19 Outreach and Support Form
Following receipt of the form, a COVID-19 support team member will contact you to coordinate an appropriate plan in response.


What is Housing & Residence Life doing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among the residence hall communities? Daily touchpoint and evening cleanings; Plexi-glass at all front desk locations; temperature stations; additional cleaning supplies for student use in common areas and bathrooms; dedicated isolation housing for any COVID-positive students; dedicated quarantine housing for students who may have been a close contact to a COVID-positive person.

What happens if I test positive while living on campus?  What are my options? If you are within reasonable travel distance to return home, it is most ideal for you to return home to isolate before coming back to campus when you are cleared to do so.  YSU Housing does provide dedicated isolation housing for students who test positive for COVID-19 and cannot safely isolate at home, however, there are a limited number of students we can accommodate at any one time.

If it’s determined that I need to quarantine, am I permitted to quarantine in my own room with my roommate? Yes, if your roommate is also required to quarantine and your timelines are the same/very similar.  However, if your roommate does not have to quarantine, you will be assigned to a temporary room to complete your quarantine period and then will be permitted to return to your permanent room assignment once you are cleared to do so.  

If I have to quarantine or isolate on campus, will the university provide meals? We have been working in partnership with Chartwells Dining to provide meals for students in registered quarantine and isolation situations, as students are not permitted to leave their rooms to get food.

I live in a residence hall that has seen elevated results as part of the routine COVID-19 wastewater testing for 3 consecutive samples what does this mean? Elevated wastewater results are not necessarily indicative of a COVID-19 outbreak however, per university protocol, after 3 consecutive samples with elevated results all residents in that residence hall must complete a COVID test within 48 hours of receiving notice. Students should check their YSU email for specific instructions on how to obtain/take a COVID-19 test and proper procedures to follow.

YSU Coronavirus Information website