Walsh University is committed to protecting the health and safety of our entire campus community. Given the risk and potential impact to our learning community, students, faculty, and staff are required to report positive COVID-19 diagnoses to the Walsh University immediately upon notification. 

Confirmed or Possible COVID-19 Infection

If you have confirmed COVID-19 results, have been in close contact with a person who has tested, or have symptoms of COVID-19, please contact:


COVID-19 Reporting Hotline:  (234) 380-7510 or

Please note, the COVID-19 hotline is for reporting purposes only.  If you have follow-up questions, please contact your assigned university case manager or for general questions, contact Bryan Badar, Vice-President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students – (330) 490-7417 |


Laurel Lusk, Vice-President for Business and Financial Affairs
(330) 244-4762 |

Non-Close Contact
If you have had non-close contact to a person who tests positive (outside of 6 feet, or within 6 feet for less than 15 minutes) or if you have had close contact to a person who has potentially been exposed:

  • Practice physical distancing, good hygiene, and self-monitor for symptoms.
  • Notify the designated university contact (as provided above) if there is a status change.

Guidelines for Students and Employees

Student COVID-19 Reporting and Response Guidelines

For guidelines for students CLICK HERE

Employee COVID-19 Reporting and Response Guidelines

For guidelines for employees CLICK HERE

Student COVID-19 Student Conduct and Community Standards Response Grid - CLICK HERE

Contact Tracing

Stark County Health Department

Upon notification of a positive or probable case, the University will report to the Stark County Health Department, who oversees contact investigation and notification for the county jurisdiction. Persons who have had close contact with those who have tested positive (or probable) will be notified by the Health Department or health department of jurisdiction in accordance with standard public health principles. If you are not notified, then you are not deemed to have increased risk because of exposure to those who have tested positive (or probable).

Walsh University

Members of our campus community who test positive for COVID-19 or receive a presumptive positive diagnosis will be added to the University’s contact tracing system. A designated member of Human Resources (for employee cases) or the COVID-19 Community Health Response Team (for student cases) will interview you to identify any close contacts and then follow-up to discuss any necessary next steps, such as symptom monitoring, potential testing or quarantine.

Contact Tracing/COVID-19 Community Health Response Questionnaire: CLICK HERE