COVID-19 update: YSU students testing positive ahead of semester start

By Abigail Cloutier

On Monday, Youngstown State University reported three new cases of COVID-19 for the week of Aug. 15-21, the week before classes officially began.

All three were students who live off-campus. Per university policy, students who live in campus apartments such as the University Courtyards, the Lofts, the Edge, the Enclave and the Flats at Wick, as well as Buechner Hall, are considered off-campus. 

YSU reported 13 COVID-19 cases between June 6 and Aug. 21. Of those, three were faculty, staff or administration while the rest were students living off-campus. 

YSU’s COVID-19 dashboard is updated every Monday. Students who have tested positive should report their case through the online form.