Ensuring the safety of our campus community is always our top priority. At the recommendation of State of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to Ohio’s colleges and universities, we at Terra State are taking decisive, proactive steps to minimize our risk to the growing threat of COVID-19. We will be updating this page periodically and sending updates as the situation evolves.
What Do Students Need To Know?
1. Spring break is extended one week. On Monday, March 23, 2020, on-campus courses will resume online (a.k.a. distance learning) only. Do not report to campus. Faculty members will contact each class via official Terra State email to inform students of the online learning delivery option. Students are directed to monitor their Terra State email accounts for further information.
2. Our campus is closed until further notice. This includes all classrooms, on-campus labs, student services, computer labs, offices and The Ronald L. Neeley Conference and Hospitality Center.
3. All on-campus labs are suspended for the remainder of the semester. Labs offered online will not change and students in those labs will finish by the end of the semester. This change is only for those students who have on-campus labs. Students will be contacted by their instructors for more details. Effected students will receive a temporary incomplete on their grade report and will receive an additional four weeks to complete the lab(s).
4. According to Governor Mike DeWine, as of March 12, K-12 students will be on extended leave through April 3. Please see the COVID-19 update for CCP students for details on the delivery of Terra State courses for the next few weeks. Students enrolled in courses meeting at other locations, such as employers’ facilities, will resume as regularly scheduled the week of March 16. These courses will continue to meet in existing format (including in person) so long as the host site conducts regular business. Should a host site need to change business operations, each situation and group of students will be addressed individually.
5. The College recommends those traveling review information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
6. Everyone is encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and protocols to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including the following:
- 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 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
Ohio COVID-19 Call Center: 833.427.5634