Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Previous Updates

MARCH 13, 2020

The care and resiliency of the Xavier community has been remarkable this week, as Xavier responds to the rapidly evolving situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19). The University is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and safety of our students, faculty and staff.

In order to best serve our students during this challenging and stressful time, Xavier University is extending spring break by one week, and the spring semester will be extended by one week. Remote learning will now begin on Monday, March 23. This will help facilitate both remote learning preparations and the move out process from campus housing. Detailed move out information will be sent in a separate email this morning.

All students should continue to check their Xavier email daily. Faculty and administrators will reach out to you via Xavier email.

A Xavier hotline is available at 513-745-1010. A team of Xavier staff will be available to answer questions from Friday, March 13 through Monday, March 16, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day. The Xavier team will help address your questions.

March 10, 2020

Since January, a University Task Force has been monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been providing communication to our community. It is important to reiterate that there are no known cases of COVID-19 at Xavier University’s campus at this time.

Earlier today, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine made the recommendation to Ohio-based higher education institutions to transition to remote learning for the foreseeable future in an effort to combat the spread of the virus.

Beginning Monday, March 16, Xavier University will move to a remote learning format for all courses. We hope to resume in-person instruction on Tuesday, April 14, after the Easter holiday, but we will continue to evaluate the situation. Moving forward, I would ask all students to check their Xavier email daily. Faculty and administrators will reach out to you in the coming days with more details. Our goal is to protect the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and the broader community while maintaining our commitment to student success and academic progress.

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MARCH 9, 2020

The University continues to actively monitor the worldwide spread of the respiratory illness novel coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, there are three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio. However, there are no known cases at Xavier University or in the Cincinnati region.

March 6, 2020

The University continues to actively monitor the worldwide spread of the respiratory illness novel coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, there are no known cases of COVID-19 at Xavier University or in the State of Ohio. 

This is an evolving situation, with new cases being reported on a daily basis. The immediate risk at Xavier remains low but the Campus Emergency Response Team continues to work closely with our TriHealth partners and local, state and national health agencies to plan and coordinate our response. Our highest priority will remain the safety of our students, faculty and staff as we address this rapidly changing situation.