Date: 8/17/2022

COVID-19 Campus Update

As we prepare for a new academic year, we would like to extend our appreciation to all of Cav Nation for your continued efforts with keeping our community healthy and well.  Upon review of the updated guidance by the CDC and Stark County Health Department, we have included the following campus updates on our COVID response efforts: 

Mask and Distance

Masking is optional while on campus. We ask that all members of Cav Nation respond charitably for the sake of the common good and be courteous when you are around someone with a need for physical distance.

Testing Positive

If you test positive for COVID-19, you will be directed to follow the 5-day isolation guidelines as outlined by the CDC and Stark County Health Department.  


If you were exposed to COVID-19, you are no longer required quarantine (regardless of your vaccination status).  The health department does recommend wearing a high-quality mask for 10 days and getting tested on day 5.


The university’s COVID-19 Community Health & Response Team will continue to track active cases on campus and provide guidance and support to students and employees with COVID-19 related concerns.  If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have questions, please contact: 

  • Employees: Laurel Lusk, Vice-President for Business and Finance Affairs at (330) 244-4762 |
  • Students: The Office of Student Affairs at (330) 490-7301 or  

Vaccinations and Boosters

Vaccinations and boosters remain widely available.  We encourage members of CAV Nation to seek guidance from your healthcare provider as it relates to vaccination and boosters. 

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 tests remain available through AultmanNow – Washington Square.  Tests are available to all of Cav Nation, just ask for the Walsh COVID Test. Testing is left to the discretion of the treating medical professionals. 

Questions?  Please contact: 

Walsh Parents/Families/Students:
Dr. Michael Dunphy, 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:
Teresa Fox, Vice President of Marketing/Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer, 330-490-7503