YSU Coronavirus Information

YSU COVID-19 Hotline 330.941.6000

Here are the latest university measures in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak:

  • View the YSU COVID-19 Dashboard HERE.
  • Classes for Fall semester began August 17.
  • On July 15, 2020, President Tressel shared The Plan to Return to Campus for Classes.
  • Fall 2020 Classes: Classes will be offered in a variety of modalities ranging from traditional face-to-face classes on campus to 100 percent online classes off campus. Any changes in the delivery method of a class will be noted on the student’s schedule. Visit the Registration site in Banner and click on “Active Registration” to find the modality of your courses. Regularly check active registration as changes are possible. Direct questions or concerns about class schedules to the Penguin Service Center at 330-941-6000.
  • Contact tracing: The YSU EOHS has established contact tracing and support protocols in the event that a member of the campus community has tested positive. Students should notify the Office of Student Outreach + Support online. Employees should inform their supervisor.
  • Face coverings: Students, faculty and staff must wear face coverings at all times in campus buildings, except when working alone within an enclosed area. The Youngstown Mayor and Board of Health issued an order for the use of masks by everyone in public, in the city of Youngstown until further notice. Read Notice.
  • Social distancing: All areas of the campus, including classrooms, will be set up to ensure a minimum of six feet between people at all times.
  • Campus facilities: All buildings have been inspected and approved by the YSU Office of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety as per federal and state guidelines and safety and health guidelines established by the university.
  • Health assessments: Students, faculty, staff or anyone else coming to campus should perform daily health assessments.
  • Hand cleaning: 10 mobile hand-washing stations have been installed across campus. Disinfecting wipes/sprays will be provided in classrooms.
  • Residence Halls: All residence halls will open at reduced capacity, modifying several double occupancy rooms to single rooms for students seeking additional distancing measures.
  • Bookstore: Barnes & Noble YSU Bookstore encourages students to purchase books online for the Fall semester.

Youngstown State University students and employees should closely monitor their YSU email for updates.

For more information, call the Penguin Service Center hotline, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays at 330-941-6000Or, visit THIS WEBSITE. Or, email to onestop@ysu.edu.