This afternoon Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the first steps in his plan to reopen Ohio’s economy. His directives included specific recommendations for those who work in general office environments. Based on careful analysis of the information provided by the Governor’s office, and discussion among members of the Coronavirus Response Task Force, we have decided at this time to continue our current plan of working remotely. We believe this is the right decision to provide for the safety of our community members and is shaped by the success we have had in transitioning to working from home.
Essential employees who have been working on campus over the past six weeks will continue to do so. However, the Governor’s recommendations today call for heightened precautions including:
Those employees who need to be on campus to fulfill their duties must do so with a mask or facial covering.
Employees are asked to continue to adhere to social distancing protocols.
Employees much take their temperature each day prior to coming to work and notify their supervisor if they have a temperature of 100.4 or higher.
A commitment to frequent hand washing and daily cleaning of work spaces remains necessary.
All other employees are encouraged to only come to campus if it is absolutely necessary. In those instances, please adhere to the aforementioned safety precautions.
Additionally, we have made the decision to cancel all events planned for the Malone campus through May 31. We will make decisions about the rest of the summer in the weeks to come based on directives from the Center for Disease Control and the Governor’s Office.
We can be proud of the work we have done to move our operations to the remote working platform. Thank you for the good work and for coming together to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our students, albeit in a different delivery manner. As a Collegium, and as a Task Force, we will continue to stay current with best practices provided by the CDC and other state and local health organizations and make decisions that are in the best interests of our community and the institution we are stewarding in this historic time.
Thank you for all that you are doing to keep each other safe and Malone Strong.