COVID 19 Information

COVID 19 Information

Please go to the YSU Coronavirus Information Webpage for the latest Coronavirus Information including guidelines for Fall 2021 Return to Classes and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Accommodations for a Disability or Underlying Medical Condition

Individuals who wish to request a reasonable work accommodation due to their own disability or underlying condition should contact the YSU Manager of Benefits, Stacey Luce, seluce@ysu.edu for more information and/or to begin the interactive process. A reasonable accommodation is not available due to the health condition of family member or as a substitute for dependent care.


Frequently Asked Questions

If I am in a “high-risk” group, who do I talk to about my situation and working on campus?  

Individuals who wish to request a reasonable accommodation, including working on or off campus, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and their own disability or underlying medical condition should contact the YSU Manager of Benefits, Stacey Luce at seluce@ysu.edu for more information and/or to begin the interactive process. Reasonable accommodations are not available due to the health condition of a family member or due to childcare/dependent care issues. All requests for work accommodations must be submitted to and approved by the Office of Benefits.

What can I do if my child’s school or daycare does not provide full on-site learning, changes its schedule, or I do not have childcare due to COVID-19? Can I work remotely?

Employees who are unable to work due to K-12, childcare or dependent care issues including issues related to COVID-19 are required to utilize accrued leave. Please contact the YSU Benefits Staff at Benefits@ysu.edu for more information regarding the use of accrued leave, unpaid leave and whether you qualify for Family Medical Leave. 


Mask Requirements

YSU will require face coverings for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in indoor public settings on campus. Individuals are not required to wear masks while alone in their offices or while eating. For more detailed information, visit the YSU COVID-19 website.

Exemptions from the Mask Requirement:

Employees (including student employees) who have been advised not to wear a face covering due to health reasons, please contact the Office of Human Resources at Benefits@ysu.edu or seluce@ysu.edu to request a medical accommodation/exemption from the mask requirement. 

Students who have been advised not to wear face coverings due to health reasons, please contact the  Office of Accessibility Services to request a medical accommodation/exemption from the mask requirement.

Any other individual seeking information on a possible exemption for the YSU mask requirement may contact the Office of Human Resources at Benefits@ysu.edu.