COVID-19 Updates

This page is designed to provide up-to-date information for our University School community.  This is a rapidly evolving situation and, understandably, the guidance we receive from local public health officials informs our decisions and interventions, as the health and well-being of our students and employees remains our highest priority.  The page will be updated as new information becomes available.

Prevention & Preparedness

Please review these simple steps as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and local health agencies:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick. The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. (If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.)

Health & Wellness Measures

We have reviewed both our protocols for cleaning our facilities -- particularly the many surfaces with which we come into contact at school -- and the products our staff uses in their important work. We have redoubled our efforts to ensure the disinfectant efficacy of our practices.
  • Hospital-grade cleaning solutions are applied to surfaces
  • Increased cleaning staffing
  • Additional hand sanitizing products on campuses
  • Adjustments to kitchen and dining protocols, such as the temporary removal of salad bar and self-serve stations
  • Health efforts mirror best practices in medical facilities

Important Resources

Cuyahoga County Board of Health Contact Information
Epidemiology, Surveillance and Informatics:
Amy Anter BSN, RN, Communicable Disease Specialist
216.201.2000 ext. 1612;
General Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) International Travel Advisories:
For Travel within the United States:

Family Travel

We encourage families to heed safe travel guidelines as offered by the CDC at their continuously-updated website:

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommends travelers returning from countries designated with travel advisories to spend 14 days in home quarantine.
University School urges families who choose to travel to any region noted in the advisories to follow these protocols and keep your child(ren) home for 14 days following your return.


University School families should contact their division director(s) with any questions. 

Media inquiries should be directed to Sue Schervish, Director of Communications.

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES Junior K-8
Phone: 216-321-8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
Phone: 216-831-2200
University School serves 840 boys in Junior Kindergarten to grade 12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence.