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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response

The health and safety of our campus community is our number one priority.

COVID-19 is unpredictable, so we will continually evaluate our health and safety protocols throughout the summer and will communicate important updates with you as they come to hand. Please continue to check your Wright State email and visit this site frequently.

Face Mask Requirement

Effective August 5, 2021, all students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to wear a face mask when inside all buildings on Wright State University campuses, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required when outdoors on Wright State campuses if you are able to maintain a safe physical distance.

Individuals with a medical condition or disability that prevents them from safely wearing a face mask may seek a reasonable accommodation. Please email mask-ada@wright.edu for information on how to request a face covering exemption/alternative based on your disability.

Current COVID-19 Recommendations

  • Get the COVID vaccine.
  • Wear face masks when indoors.
  • Conduct a daily self-assessment; stay home if sick.
  • Wash hands regularly and use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not nearby.
  • Follow all posted guidelines.
  • If you test positive for COVID, submit a self-report form as soon as possible to expedite contact tracing efforts.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the COVID vaccine required? Will I need to show my proof of vaccination?

    All Wright State University employees, including student employees and graduate assistants, must be fully vaccinated and upload an image of their federal vaccination card, or obtain a university-approved medical or religious exemption, by January 4, 2022. University employees can confirm they are fully vaccinated by uploading an image of their federal COVID-19 vaccination card on Med+Proctor, a secure medical third-party website. This reporting process is free. You may disregard any presented options to pay for expedited or additional services on the site.

    While the university strongly encourages non-employee students to get vaccinated and confirm their vaccination through Med+Proctor, the university currently does not require students (other than students who work for the university) to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • How does Wright State define “fully vaccinated”?

    An individual is fully vaccinated 14 days after the final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, including Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and vaccines listed on the WHO Emergency Use Listing. Visit the Vaccines web page for additional information.

  • If I had COVID-19 and have antibodies, am I considered “fully vaccinated”?

    No. Those who have had COVID-19 should still get vaccinated, and do not have to wait 90 days as previously recommended. Vaccines are available through Wright State Physicians. Call 937-245-7200 to make an appointment. Information about other vaccine providers in Ohio is available at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

    If you have recently tested positive for COVID, submit a self-report form as soon as possible to expedite contact tracing efforts.

  • I just tested positive for COVID. What should I do?

    If you test positive for COVID, you must self-isolate and/or quarantine as recommended by the CDC. Contact your teachers and/or supervisor to let them know your expected date of return. Please also submit a self-report form as soon as possible. This allows the university to conduct contact tracing to help protect your friends, roommates, colleagues, and classmates.

  • What if I find out I’ve been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID?

    The university is following CDC, state, and local health department guidelines.

    If you are fully vaccinated:

    People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. Fully vaccinated people should get tested three to five days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms, and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.

    If you are not fully vaccinated:

    Quarantine if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19.

    If you must quarantine:

    • Contact your teachers and/or supervisor to let them know your expected date of return.
    • Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.
    • Watch for fever (100.4F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
    • If possible, stay away from people you live with, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.

    You may be able to shorten your quarantine.

    Local public health authorities make the final decisions about how long quarantine should last, based on local conditions and needs. Follow the recommendations of your local public health department if you need to quarantine. Options they will consider include stopping quarantine after day 10 without testing or after day seven upon receipt of a negative test result (test must occur on day five or later).

    If your quarantine is shortened:

    • Watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure.
    • If you have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your local public health authority or health care provider.
  • Are masks required on campus?

    Effective August 5, 2021, all students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to wear a face mask when inside all buildings on Wright State University campuses, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required when outdoors on Wright State campuses if you are able to maintain a safe physical distance. Masks should cover your nose, mouth, and chin.

    Individuals with a medical condition or disability that prevents them from safely wearing a face mask may seek a reasonable accommodation. Please email mask-ada@wright.edu for information on how to request a face covering exemption/alternative based on your disability.

    Masks also continue to be required in designated areas, such as health care facilities, including Wright State Physicians and the psychiatry clinic. If you are unsure if masks are required, please call ahead or inquire upon arrival.

  • What if I am unable to wear a face mask?

    Individuals with a medical condition or disability that prevents them from safely wearing a face mask may seek a reasonable accommodation. Please email mask-ada@wright.edu for information on how to request a face covering exemption/alternative based on your disability.

  • Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

    Students, faculty, and staff can schedule an appointment at the Dayton Campus testing center, 023 Student Union.

    Vaccines are also available through Wright State Physicians. Call 937-245-7200 to make an appointment.

    Lake Campus community members can contact the Mercer County Health District at 419-586-3251 for information on where to get the vaccine near Lake Campus.

    You can find additional vaccine providers throughout in Ohio at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

  • Are on-campus events permitted?

    Yes. All student event registration and space booking procedures have returned to pre-COVID status:

    Student Union, Classrooms, Outdoor Spaces in Campus Core
    Event Services and Youth Programs
    event_services@wright.edu
    937-775-5512

    Wright State Nutter Center: Arena, McLin Gym, and Parking Lots
    Misty Cox
    misty.cox@wright.edu
    937-775-3498

    Wright State Nutter Center: Berry Room
    Sean Robinson
    sean.robinson@wright.edu
    937-775-3498

    Athletic Fields
    Includes Nischwitz Stadium, Softball Stadium, and Rinzler Student Sports Complex
    Chris Bethel
    chris.bethel@wright.edu
    937-775-3702

    Lake Campus
    Casey Dues
    casey.dues@wright.edu
    937-775-8444

  • Do I still need to complete a return-to-campus acknowledgment form?

    As the campus has fully reopened without restrictions for those who are fully vaccinated, the form is no longer necessary and has been removed from the website.

  • Students and parents: Who do I contact for additional information?
    • General questions: Call or text Student Advocacy and Wellness with general questions at 937-260-0167.
    • Campus health and safety: Contact Environmental Health & Safety at 937-775-4444 or email ehs@wright.edu.
    • Housing and roommate questions: Call Residence Life and Housing at 937-775-4172 or email housing@wright.edu.
    • Campus services: Contact the relevant department. You can find contact information in the directory.
  • Employees: Who do I contact for additional information?

    Contact your supervisor. You can also contact Environmental Health & Safety at 937-775-4444 or email ehs@wright.edu.