For convenience, we have grouped frequently asked questions into four different categories: Health and Safety Protocols, Academics & Classes, Athletics, and Faculty & Staff. FAQs will be updated frequently as more information is gathered from university officials, the Center for Disease Control and local health experts. 

 

Health and Safety Protocols

Are facial coverings required on campus?

At this time, Lourdes University members, guests and visitors without a documented medical exemption must wear a facial covering inside university buildings, labs, studios and classrooms.

We weren’t required to wear mask this past Summer, what changed?

It is now apparent that vaccinated and unvaccinated people are spreading Delta Covid19. While vaccinated individuals are more protected against serious symptoms of the virus, they remain carriers. Unvaccinated individuals are highly susceptible to Delta Covid19. The age range of those contracting Covid19 is considerably younger, and symptoms progress more rapidly. With the changing nature of the pandemic, we must adapt when necessary for the safety of our community.

Will there be physical distancing on campus indoors/outside?

The Lourdes Dining Hall, Recreation Center, Concession Stand, Indoor Athletic Facilities, the Franciscan Center and Canticle Center have returned to full operation. Outdoor athletic fields at Northview are dictated by the Sylvania School District.

Will there be more changes as the semester continues?

Changes may occur as we move through the semester as new information is gathered, and protocols surrounding covid-19 have changed throughout the pandemic.

Will residence and dining halls be open to full capacity?

The Lourdes Dining Hall, Recreation Center, Concession Stand, Indoor Athletic Facilities, the Franciscan Center and Canticle Center have returned to full operation. Outdoor athletic field rules at Northview are dictated by Sylvania School District.

Academics & Classes

Will hybrid or online classes still be offered in Fall 2021?

Courses designed for face-to-face instruction will be held in the classroom. Courses and programs designed for online instruction be held online.

Athletics

Will sporting events be open to full capacity?

The Lourdes Dining Hall, Recreation Center, Concession Stand, Indoor Athletic Facilities, the Franciscan Center and Canticle Center have returned to full operation. Outdoor athletic field rules at Northview are dictated by Sylvania School District.

What is the Lourdes Athletics Policy for fall semester?

Lourdes University looks forward to welcoming spectators to its athletic events during the 2021-2022 season at full capacity.

Per Lourdes University campus policy, face coverings will be required at all times for spectators at indoor events or in indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.  Face coverings will not be mandated while outdoors at outdoor events.

Tickets for Lourdes home games are $5 each with students, faculty, and staff admitted free of charge with valid ID. Tickets are available at the gate.

Faculty & Staff

 

References

Review the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Travel Advisory for the latest updates

Toledo-Lucas County Health Department – COVID Testing