The health, safety, and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is a top priority at Mount Union. When making decisions regarding public health issues such as COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), the University will always work cooperatively with and follow the guidelines and recommendations of leading health organizations, including the National Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, the Ohio Department of Health, the Stark County Health Department, and the Alliance City Health Department.
- Beginning Monday, April 11, 2022, the decision has been made to move to a mask-optional policy for classrooms. As it has since the onset of the pandemic, the COVID-19 Task Force has continued to evaluate campus, regional, and state COVID-19 infection rates, as well as guidance from public health officials.
There may be some courses that still require face coverings for the remainder of the semester. Students will receive notice of these courses via email from the Office of the University Registrar. Please be advised that face coverings will also continue to be required in the institution's athletic training facilities and Student Health Center.
Facilities and Events
- Campus classrooms have been transitioned to their full-capacity setup. Other campus facilities are no longer subject to capacity restrictions.
- Those hosting indoor events on campus are required to maintain attendance logs should they be needed for contact tracing.
- The Physical Plant housekeeping team will continue to clean and disinfect offices, classrooms, and labs, as well as restrooms and common areas, daily, when buildings are open. This includes before, during, and after “business hours.”
- Although the COVID-19 vaccine is not being required at Mount Union, we strongly encourage members of the campus community to consider receiving it to protect themselves and others. The COVID-19 vaccine is the single most effective way to protect our community and return to normal interaction.
- Vaccination clinics will be offered on campus this fall. Dates and times will be announced via email.
- Testing will continue to be available on campus through the Student Health Center for symptomatic students.
- Non-vaccinated athletes will be tested weekly in accordance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) protocols.
- Random surveillance testing may be reinstated for non-vaccinated members of the campus community in October. If it is necessary to do so, an announcement will be made via email.
- Quarantine and isolation procedures will remain similar to those utilized during the 2020-2021 academic year with one exception. Vaccinated community members will not be subject to quarantine upon exposure unless they are presenting symptoms.