University of Northwestern Ohio

COVID-19 - Coronavirus Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

A list of frequently asked questions for students & parents.
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Emergency Grant Information

Information on Emergency Grants for students impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic and status of institutional HEERF disbursements.
Emergency Grant Information

Will there be university closures?

The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our priority. For information about University closures and cancelations, please view the updates above and look through the Frequently Asked Questions. Everyone’s health and safety is our highest priority.


Unlike our local decision making with weather-related closures, our President will follow the advice and direction from Allen County Public Health, Ohio Department of Health, the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and state officials. 


If we have suspended operations, you will be notified through our Racer Alert system that sends out calls, emails and text messages. Now is a great time to make sure that your notification settings are correct.

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What to Do If You Are Not Feeling Well

Stay home when you are sick. Do not report to work or attend classes if you are ill. Instructors, consider providing students with ways to complete work from home. This is good advice no matter what illness is going around. If you are concerned about your flu-like illness, call your health care provider for advice and share any travel history. Stay home, rest, and stay hydrated.

To prevent the spread of any respiratory diseases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends you:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue away
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water

The proper way to wash your hands is for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating, after going to the bathroom and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

How to Stay Informed

UNOH will update this page when any relevant developments occur. 

Frequently Asked Questions

University buildings are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm. Racers Station, Indoor Athletic Complex, Dr. Cheryl A. Mueller Library, the Testing Center and other common areas are also open to students, faculty and staff. Meal Plans and Food Court, Racers Cafe, and Pit Stop services are open for dine in and carry-out.
The University of Northwestern Ohio is operating 100% in-person and on campus. For details on term start and end dates, please see the UNOH Academic and Events Calendar Students are advised to check their UNOH email regularly as communications will be sent to students about any changes or adjustments to the academic calendar.
Yes. Anyone with questions about academic accommodations can contact the Student Success Department at
There are both in-person and remote tutoring resources, writing support, and academic coaching available. Please reach out to for these resources.

Many spaces on campus such as UNOH library, all academic buildings, Barnes & Noble at UNOH, and many parking lots on campus, have access to wireless internet. You can also access computers at one of the multiple computer labs on campus.

If you are under isolation or quarantine orders in an on-campus dorm, you can contact and a mobile wireless internet hotspot will be lent to you for use during your on-campus quarantine period.

Individuals testing positive for COVID-19 need to stay in isolation, which includes a private bedroom. You will be asked to remain in isolation for a minimum of 5 days from the onset of symptoms or, if asymptomatic, the date of the positive test; until you are fever-free without the use of medications for 24 hours; and until improvement of symptoms (beyond fever) is occurring. If at any point you are admitted to the hospital due to COVID-19 the isolation period is extended to a minimum of 20 days from the onset of symptoms or positive test date.

Students living in on-campus dorms must make arrangements for their own quarantine location. Students and employees residing off-campus may stay in isolation at their residence.

Students required to isolate should notify the Student Success Center and their individual instructors for guidance on continuing course work.

Employees required to isolate should notify their supervisor. The supervisor will notify Human Resources to manage the employee’s absence.

In accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, the University will notify local health officials, employees, and students as soon as possible of any case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA) and other applicable laws and regulations.

If you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, depending on your symptoms you may have to quarantine for up to 5 days.  Regardless of symptoms, you must wear a mask while on campus for 10 days from the last date of contact with a positive person.  People in quarantine should separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.

Students living in on-campus dorms must make their own arrangements for quarantine space.

Students and employees residing off-campus may stay in quarantine at their residence.

Students required to quarantine should notify the Student Success Center and their individual instructors for guidance on continuing course work.

Employees required to quarantine should notify their supervisor. The supervisor will notify Human Resources to manage the employee’s absence.

For Prospective Students and Parents

Campus visits and tours are available. Please call the University Admissions Office (419) 998-3120 for more information about scheduling your appointment to tour campus.
Absolutely! You can access the UNOH Virtual Tour at Admissions representatives are all available to help you through the college admissions process.

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