Arrival to Campus – Fall 2021

We are excited to begin a new academic year at Walsh University! Our highest priority is to provide an engaging academic and student life experience while continuing to be ever mindful of the health and wellness of our campus community.

Download the Fall 2021 Guidelines Here

We will continue to monitor and assess the guidance provided by the federal, state and local health authorities. As conditions involving the pandemic change, we are fully prepared to adjust our response plans to any new circumstances that may arise. Visit Campus Updates to review new information and updates as they become available.  In addition, we will continue to track active cases on campus through our COVID-19 Condition and Case Dashboard.   

For additional information on campus COVID-19 guidelines for the Fall 2021 – Return to Campus, click on the links listed under “Helpful Resources.” 

The Seven to Remember

We are continuing to implement our Walsh Seven to Remember and calling upon CAV Nation to continue doing your part with contributing to the health and wellness of our campus community! 

Get Vaccinated

Walsh University is not requiring students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  We encourage members of CAV Nation to seek guidance from your healthcare provider and, if you are able, consider getting vaccinated to ensure a safe, active, and in-person campus environment.  Getting fully vaccinated remains the best defense against COVID-19.  COVID-19 is still very much present and data shows that those who are not vaccinated are at a greater risk of being impacted by the virus. We will be working with our local health department to schedule a vaccination clinic this fall.  More details forthcoming.     

Voluntary Vaccination Form

We anticipate a government request for the percentage of our campus populations who have been vaccinated. In order to have this on file, we are asking members of CAV Nation who have been fully vaccinated to let us know via this short and voluntary online form. Please complete the Voluntary Vaccination Form so that we can plan for the year ahead.

Mask and Distance

Masking up has been a common practice throughout Asia as an effective way to prevent the spread of viruses and other contagions. At Walsh University, anyone may wear a mask at any time at their discretion. 

While on campus, vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask or physically distance.  

While on campus, non-vaccinated individuals are responsible to exercise caution and remain diligent to distance themselves and wear a mask when around others.   

For smaller spaces on campus with meetings or academic classes, the team leader or faculty member may be aware of an individual participant that has a health concern (such as the care of an elderly parent or a sibling with a medical condition); hence, if asked  to “mask up” by the team leader or the faculty member for these situations, please respond charitably even if you are vaccinated for the sake of the common good and wear a mask while respecting the medical privacy concerns of others in our community.

Wash Your Hands Frequently

Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to avoid becoming ill and preventing the spread of germs. Whether you are at home, at work, traveling, or out in the community, it’s important to contribute with this very simple step!  

Clean and Sanitize

The Facilities staff will continue to work with each department head/manager to maintain clean and properly sanitized spaces on campus. The emphasis has been on creating distance and increasing ability to disinfect. Plexiglass barriers will remain installed in some high traffic areas, and hand sanitizer and disinfectant will continue to remain available on campus.  

Monitor Your Health Every Day

It’s important for all members of our campus community to monitor your daily health and if feeling unwell, remain home and contact your healthcare provider.  If you experience COVID-19 symptoms, return home, self-isolate, seek medical guidance and immediately notify the university.  Walsh University is committed to protecting the health and wellness of our entire campus community. 

Reporting and Response Protocols

This Walsh University COVID-19 Community Health Response Team and Human Resources will be responsible for managing COVID-19 related cases.  For additional information on how to report university COVID-19 response protocols and quarantine/isolation guidelines CLICK HERE. 

COVID-19 Testing

A limited number of COVID19 rapid tests are available to symptomatic members of CAV Nation through AultmanNOW Health Services (Washington Square). No appointment necessary. Walk-in with valid Walsh ID. Testing is left to the discretion of treating medical professionals.

Quarantine/Isolation Guidelines

Consistent with our guidelines from spring, if you test positive for COVID-19, you will be directed to return home for the quarantine/isolation period.  This protocol also applies for those who will need to be quarantined.   Vaccinated persons who are identified as being within a contact tracing circle of COVID-19 positive person will not be required to quarantine.  Proof of vaccination will be required so it is important to have a copy of your vaccination card.   Non-vaccinated persons will be required to quarantine if they are identified within a contact tracing circle of a COVID-19 positive person.  

Have Questions? Reach Out.

Because of the ever changing nature of the pandemic, we recognize that questions may arise regarding campus conditions, changing health guidance and our response plan.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to outreach to us:  

Walsh Parents/Families/Students:
Dr. Michael Dunphy, Vice President for Academic Affairs | mdunphy@walsh.edu | 330-490-7201
Bryan Badar, Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students | bbadar@walsh.edu | 330-490-7301 

Walsh University Employees:
Laurel Lusk, Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs/CFO | llusk@walsh.edu | 330-244-4762

Media Inquiries:
Teresa Fox, Vice-President of Marketing | tfox@walsh.edu | 330-490-7503

 

Walsh University Health Services

AultmanNow (Washington Square) | (330) 363-8680
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:  9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

 

WU Matters | We Are All in This Together

Taking the necessary steps to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19 is the shared responsibility of every member of our community. As we begin this new academic year, we’re calling upon all members of the CAV Nation family to continue doing your part with being kind, patient and flexible.  We thank you in advance for taking care of your fellow Cavaliers!