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COVID-19 Updates

All Huntington University updates and notifications on COVID-19 will continue to be available here. For faculty matters related to COVID-19, contact Dr. Luke Fetters at (260) 359-4008. For staff matters, contact Dr. Russ Degitz at (260) 359-4002 or Connie Bonner at (260) 359-4006. Students should also direct questions and concerns to Dr. Ron Coffey at (260) 359-4029.

HU continues to participate in local, regional, and national conversations concerning COVID-19. Dr. Russ Degitz is participating in local conversations. Dr. Ron Coffey is participating at the state level through the Indiana Department of Health. Dr. Sherilyn Emberton is participating at the regional and national level through NAICUA.

COVID Dashboard
COVID Self-Monitoring Checklist
Isolation/Quarantine Protocols for Employees
Isolation/Quarantine Protocols for Students

Fall 2021: Campus

Dr. Russ Degitz, chief operating officer, discusses the latest in Huntington University’s health and safety protocols, including the move to an optional mask-wearing policy and the transition to normal hours of operation and full room capacity for public spaces in the fall semester.   

Campus Updates

July 12,2021 | ARPA Emergency Funds

July 9, 2021 | CARES Act ARPA Reporting Disclosure (Student Awards)

July 1, 2021 | CARES Act HEERF Reporting for Institutional Portion #3

April 29, 2021 | CARES Act CRRSAA Final Report Disclosure (Student Awards)

April 10, 2021 | CARES Act CRRSAA Reporting Disclosure (Student Awards)

April 10, 2021 | CARES Act HEERF Reporting for Institutional Portion #2

February 8, 2021 | CRRSAA Emergency Funds

December 10, 2020 | Return to Campus for Students in Residential Housing on the Huntington, IN Campus

December 10, 2020 | Return to Classes for HUIN OTD Students

October 23, 2020 | CARESAct HEERF Reporting for Institutional Portion

August 13, 2020 | Forester Family Pledge

August 10, 2020 | Student Test Positive Protocols & Employee Test Positive Protocols

July 21, 2020 | CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting Disclosure

July 7, 2020 | Fall 2020 Room and Board

June 17, 2020 | CARES Act HEERF Reporting Disclosures 

June 1, 2020 | Fall Semester 2020 Update

May 13, 2020 | CARES Act HEERF Reporting Disclosure

May 11, 2020 | Summer Plans

April 28, 2020 | CARES Emergency Funds

April 6, 2020 | Huntington, IN - Faculty & Staff

April 3, 2020 | Huntington, IN - Students 

April 3, 2020 | Peoria, AZ - Students 

April 3, 2020 | Graduate, OTD and Adult Degree Students 

March 24, 2020 | Indiana Residents - Q&A

March 21, 2020 | Huntington, IN - Students 

March 21, 2020 | Peoria, AZ - Students 

March 21, 2020 | Fort Wayne, IN - OTD Students 

March 18, 2020 | Huntington, IN - Students 

March 18, 2020 | Peoria, AZ & OTD - Students

March 16, 2020 | Campus Impact on Community Update

March 13, 2020 | Huntington, IN - Students

March 13, 2020 | Peoria, AZ - Students 

March 13, 2020 | Fort Wayne, IN - OTD Students

March 11, 2020 | Student FAQs

March 10, 2020

March 6, 2020 | 4:15 p.m.

March 6, 2020 | 11:15 a.m.

According to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, a virus closely related to the SARS virus. COVID-19 originated in China in December of 2019 and has migrated to over 80 countries. Recommended preventive measures include hand washing, maintaining distance from people who are sick, monitoring and self-isolation for fourteen days for people who suspect they are infected.

The virus primarily spreads between people in a similar way to influenza, via respiratory droplets produced during coughing or sneezing. The time between exposure and symptom onset is typically five days but may range from two to fourteen days. Symptoms may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. (CDC).


If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, do not attend class or go to athletic practice. Instead, work with your professor and/or coach. Make sure they are aware of your health concerns and discuss how you can remain up to date with classes and/or turn in assignments. Additionally,

  • Review attendance policies
  • Practice social distancing when possible
  • Wash hands regularly
  • Don’t greet others with a handshake or a high-five
  • Wash clothing and bedding regularly
  • Don’t share food, drinks, or eating utensils


If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, do not attend class, come to the office, or lead practice. Instead, communicate with your students or co-workers and to your supervisor. Make sure they are aware of your health concerns and discuss how your responsibilities will be covered. Additionally,

  • Review sick leave policies
  • Make accommodations for students as necessary
  • Identify critical job functions and positions and plan for alternative coverage by cross-training staff and faculty

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