AU statement on COVID-19

ASHLAND, Ohio – A group of Ashland University students attended the recent Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland Feb. 26-29 and returned to the AU campus the following week before leaving for spring break.

It was later discovered that a person attending that same conference has tested positive for novel Coronavirus 19.

Ashland University Safety and Security was notified of the possible exposure of the AU students and contacted both campus officials and the Ashland County Health Department. 

The students have been notified by the Health Department and they are cooperating fully with Ohio Department of Health guidance. Ashland University officials are working internally to ensure proper protocols are being followed for students, faculty and staff.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.eduvalues the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.###