COVID-19 Condition and Case Dashboard

Updated: 09/23/20

Walsh University will relay self-reported positive cases of COVID-19 among the campus population via this webpage. The webpage will be updated as needed. Cases involve campus community members who are or have recently been on campus. These statistics are reflective of information obtained by the University, in close cooperation with local and state health departments.

Students and employees should visit the Reporting and Response Protocols webpage for additional guidelines. To complete the COVID-19 Community Health Response Questionnaire, please click here. 

Active Cases:
8

Number of self-reported positive cases 

Current Walsh Condition Level:
YELLOW 

Contained 

 

Current Stark County Condition Level:  ORANGE

Privacy
Walsh University is committed to providing privacy to members of our campus community impacted by COVID-19.  We call upon our entire campus community to please respect the privacy of those that have tested positive so they can focus completely on their health.

Walsh University COVID-19 Condition Levels

The University reserves the right to modify these measures or to enact them as needed.  This is a working document that will evolve along with the situation. A PDF of this chart can be downloaded here or by clicking on the image below.

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Status 1 – Yellow:  CONTAINED/LOCALIZED:
A small number of individuals have tested positive, and contact tracing suggests that exposures are confined and the situation can be contained, isolated, and remediated. If an exposed or infected individual is a resident, they will be referred to quarantine or isolation as needed. Affected areas are decontaminated and University contact tracing team will monitor for possible escalation. All other campus and residence operations remain unaffected. If an outbreak should occur on a particular floor, classroom, office suite, or common area where contact tracing still allows for a high degree of confidence in the ability to isolate and contain any flare-ups, it may require a floor, class, office suite, common area to be closed for a period of time to allow for proper decontamination and containment. 

Status 2 – Orange:  CAUTION
An outbreak occurs where the ability to contact trace with high confidence makes it difficult to identify a specific area for containment, isolation and remediation. It may be necessary to close affected areas or buildings, isolate or move affected students, and/or ask impacted employees to move to remote operations. Some courses may switch to strictly online modality and impacted residents may be asked to shelter in place (stay and study in their rooms). 

Status 3 – Red:  WARNING
In the event contact tracing cannot reliably identify affected parties or spaces and contain the spread of COVID-19 campus wide, the University may switch all students to fully remote learning while staying in their on-campus residences. Commuter students will not come to campus and will use virtual learning tools. Students with the ability to return home may be asked to do so. Impacted employees will be asked to work remotely. The University will return to more normal, in-person operations once it can contain the outbreak. 

Status 4 – Purple:  SEVERE
If the spread of COVID-19 on campus or locally is such that public health guidance or direction, or the University administration with the advice of our medical advisors deem it critically necessary for the safety of our entire campus community to move students off campus to continue their classes, the University may initiate the following process:

  • Students within 100 miles of campus have 24 hours to move out of their on-campus residences.
  • All other domestic students will have 48 hours to move out of their on-campus residences.
  • International and out of state students can work with Residence Life regarding any special accommodations.
  • Students unable to move out of their on-campus residences in the allotted time can email reslife@walsh.edu to make alternate arrangements. 

Should an immediate evacuation of campus be necessary such that students cannot take their belongings with them, the University will contact students at a later date about a possible move-out process.

Questions?  Please contact: 

Walsh Parents/Families/Students:
Dr. Michael Dunphy, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, 330-490-7201
Bryan Badar, Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, 330-490-7301 
Walsh University Employees:
Laurel Lusk, Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs/CFO, 330-244-4762 
Media Inquiries:
Andrea McCaffrey, Director of University Relations, 330-490-7296 

Community Health and Wellness Notifications 

Walsh University is taking the necessary precautions to keep our community informed about the coronavirus and implement policies to ensure the continued health of our campus community. University officials will continue to work with federal, state, and local health authorities as well as campus experts to monitor this situation and provide appropriate guidance to students, faculty, staff, and visitors.  Updates will be ongoing as we continue to work with health authorities to provide the latest on the situation.  Our number one priority is the health and safety of our campus community.

View an archive past coronavirus-related communications to the Walsh University community here.