COVID-19 update

By Abigail Cloutier

Youngstown State University reported 30 COVID-19 cases for the week of Nov. 7-13.

Of those, 25 were students living off campus, one was a student living on campus and four were employees, which could include faculty, administration or staff.

This week, 39 people were tested through the university’s asymptomatic voluntary testing program. Of those, none tested positive.

YSU’s COVID-19 dashboard is updated every Monday based on confirmed data from the week before. Students who have tested positive should report their case through the online form. 

For the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6, YSU reported 35 cases of COVID-19. Four were employees, 28 were students off campus and three were students on campus. 

YSU sent out an email stating that free surgical face masks and KF94 face masks are available at no charge to students. They can be picked up at Maag Library, Kilcawley Center room 2075 and any of the university residence halls and apartments.

N95 respirators are also available to employees who qualify. Individuals must complete a health questionnaire at

Any questions about masks and respirators can be answered by Tim Styranec at [email protected]