Campus Health Updates

The health and safety of UC’s Bearcat community is a top priority. 

On our campuses and throughout Cincinnati, our medical experts and health and wellness professionals work collaboratively to help ensure a healthy environment in which our students, faculty and staff can teach, learn, work and flourish.  

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, we learned that by working together we can prioritize our health and safety and reduce the spread of communicable diseases.  

Let’s continue to work together and be mindful of viruses currently present in and around our community. 

January 3, 2023

Due to a significant increase in COVID-19 cases, the US Centers for Disease Control is requiring those departing from China, Hong Kong, and Macau to have a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of departure.

As an additional safeguard, the university is requiring all faculty, staff and students that have traveled in or through China, Hong Kong, or Macau within the past 10 days to test for COVID-19 within 72 hours after arrival on a UC campus.


Flu season is here!  UC's medical experts encourage you to get a flu vaccine, learn about symptoms and when to seek medical care.


COVID-19 is still spreading. Take precautions and get tested as needed. On-campus testing is available. Masking indoors is strongly encouraged. 


Monkeypox is a viral disease that has been declared a public health emergency. All members of the Bearcats community are encouraged to learn about symptoms, protective measures, and what to do if exposed. 


Spectrum News: FDA proposes annual COVID boosters

January 25, 2023

The FDA is recommending an annual COVID-19 booster shot for most adults and children. Spectrum News interviewed Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine to get his reaction to this recommendation.


COVID vaccinations lag in rural, underserved communities

December 15, 2022

A new study in the Lancet found that wide disparities in health care coverage, particularly in rural areas, hampered vaccination efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings point to a hidden divide in America between those with ready geographic and financial access to doctors, hospitals and clinics and those without.

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