10/15/21

Thanksgiving Break Update

Following Thanksgiving break, our College will go remote with our lecture-based courses to promote the continued health and wellness of our campus community.

We will not be closing campus and spring semester of 2022 will start at the regularly scheduled date of January 10 for classes.

Terra State's Smart Start Playbook

Due to recent Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance for fully vaccinated people and Governor DeWine’s decisions to rescind most of the COVID-19 orders of the Ohio Department of Health and to end the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration for the state, Terra State Community College is incorporating several changes into the Fall 2021 Smart Start Playbook.

*Details in the playbook are subject to change based on CDC releases.

Download the playbook

President's Update on Mask Requirements

On July 27, 2021, the CDC announced updated Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention Strategies. Among strategies to prevent COVID-19, the CDC recommended all unvaccinated people wear Face Coverings in public indoor settings. Based on emerging evidence of the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, the CDC also recommends that fully-vaccinated people wear Face Coverings in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.

Terra State Community College will follow the recommendation of the CDC based upon the Transmission Level for Sandusky County. Currently, Sandusky County is listed as Substantial Level Transmission. To see the level of community transmission in our county or anywhere in the United States, visit the COVID-19 Data Tracker.

Effective Monday, August 9th, 2021, all faculty, staff, students, visitors, and vendors to Terra State Community College, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear facial coverings (masks) while indoors, in any Terra State campus building. Face coverings will be highly recommended in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people who are not fully vaccinated.

COVID Transmission Levels

  • High Level Transmission: Face Coverings required indoors by everyone regardless of vaccination status. Face Coverings required in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people who are not fully vaccinated.
  • Substantial Level Transmission: Face Coverings required indoors by everyone regardless of vaccination status. Face Coverings required in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people who are not fully vaccinated.
  • Moderate Level Transmission: Face Coverings required indoors by unvaccinated persons. Face Coverings optional for vaccinated persons.
  • Low Level Transmission: Face Coverings required indoors by unvaccinated persons. Face Coverings optional for vaccinated persons.

Please visit the COVID-19 Data Tracker for daily updated case information.

Given the uncertainties related to the current pandemic, our plans will continue to evolve. This will require flexibility as we work to ensure your health and safety, as well as academic success. As these procedures are finalized they will be communicated in the following days. Knowing this and knowing the outstanding Terra family, I am confident that we will continue to succeed and prosper even more this year, despite any challenges that may come our way.

Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.

Sincerely,
Dr. Ron Schumacher

Terra Cares – Emergency Financial Aid Grant

For more information and instruction to download the form, visit our CARES ACT page.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

For information on vaccine scheduling and eligibility, please visit gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

COVID-19 FAQ

Sandusky County Level: Red

Check the CDC COVID Data Tracker for more county status information.

County Transmission Level Color Guide

Current Hours of Operation

Building Days & Hours
Terra State Community College Beginning: Aug 9, 2021
Building A: Roy W. Klay Hall Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Building B: General Technologies Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Building C: Student Activities Center Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Building D: The Bordner Center Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Building E: Engineering Technologies Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Building I: R.B. Hayes Skilled Trades Center Open with Access Control

ALL BUILDINGS SATURDAY & SUNDAY: TBD by classes and events

All building hours are subject to change to accommodate classes and events on campus

CDC Guidelines

The College recommends those traveling review information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Considerations for Institutions of Higher Education

Everyone is encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and protocols to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including the following:

  • Get Vaccinated
  • Wear a Mask
  • Practice Proper Social Distancing
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose and/or after coughing or sneezing
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Always wash your hands with soap and water if they are visibly dirty

Future Updates

Future official notices and updates will be conveyed via Terra State email. Every employee and student is asked to please check email regularly. Notifications of official updates will be shared via social media and other means.

Links & Resources

Smart Start Playbook

Terra State CARES Information

Schedule your Vaccination

Ohio Department of Higher Education - COVID Communication Fact Sheet

COVID Financial Relief

CDC Information about COVID-19

CDC Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program For Small Businesses

Governor Mike DeWine Video Updates

Ohio COVID-19 Call Center: 833.427.5634

Ohio Department of Health Updates

Sandusky County Public Health Updates

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