COVID-19 Update: Cases more than double on campus

By Abigail Cloutier

Youngstown State University’s number of COVID-19 cases more than doubled this week. On Monday, the university reported 54 cases for the week of Sept. 12-18.

Of those, 40 were students living off campus and eight were students living on campus. The count also included six employees, which could be faculty, administration or staff. 

YSU hasn’t reported that many cases since Dec. 5, 2020, when 67 cases were reported.

This week, 25 people were tested through their asymptomatic voluntary testing program. One person tested positive.

YSU announced Wednesday it’s partnering with the Youngstown City Health District to offer three more vaccination clinics on campus.

These clinics will take place Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Ohio Room in Kilcawley Center. All students, faculty, staff and their families are eligible for either the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine or the two-shot Moderna vaccine. Appointments are required at

There has already been one vaccination clinic on campus so far this semester.

The Office of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety was not available for comment when asked how many students, staff and faculty received vaccines at this clinic.