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Operating Status
Campus: Non-Essential Campus Services Transition to Remote Operations as of Midnight
Classes: Extended Spring Break

Daily CSU COVID-19 Updates

 Past 24 Hours 

  • As of March 17, all campus services will move to remote operations except essential services. These include facilities, security, health, IS&T and animal care, all of which will continue to be maintained on campus. The status, availability and hours of Student Services, Academics, Dining, CSU Rec Center, Athletics and Administrative Services can be found here. All services not listed are working remotely.
  • Effective immediately, the CSU library will not operate. Students needing computer or internet access for remote classes should call Campus 411 for guidance at 216-687-5411.
  • As an added step to further reduce potential COVID-19 spread through person-to-person contact, CSU is cancelling all in-person meetings on campus of any size and encouraging virtual alternatives. Guidance for using Zoom Videoconferencing can be found here. Instructions for using Microsoft Teams can be found here.
  • All CSU on-campus dining has either closed or gone to take-out status in compliance with Governor DeWine’s guidance closing all bars and restaurants in Ohio.

 New FAQs 

Questions we’re receiving from the CSU community:

Q1. Can any meetings be held on campus?
Reducing person-to-person contact and gatherings is essential to controlling COVID-19 spread. All in-person meetings of any size are cancelled in favor of virtual alternatives. Guidance for using Zoom Videoconferencing can be found here. Instructions for using Microsoft Teams can be found here.

Q2. Will faculty and staff have access to their offices?
Faculty and staff who still need to retrieve equipment and materials necessary for remote teaching or work should coordinate that with their department chair or supervisor before coming to campus. Faculty and staff should work remotely.

Q3. Will access to CSU research labs be permitted during this period?
The university is requiring faculty to draw down all research operations in labs to the greatest extent possible, with very little access to labs on campus. Any experiment that can be postponed must be postponed. Access to labs will be allowed only for the most critical needs — to maintain animal colonies, to replenish liquid nitrogen and to ensure the stability/viability/and necessary processing of experimental material. If a faculty member requires such level of access, they should provide the names of individuals to their department chair and dean. The dean of the college, in consultation with the department chair, will make the final determination relating to access requests. Access should be limited to the minimum time necessary to complete the critical task. Any persons permitted access to the labs must maintain social distances, practice respiratory etiquette and wash their hands frequently.

For a complete list of all related Coronavirus FAQs, visit our website at www.csuohio.edu.

 Other Resources 

For more information about the coronavirus and the latest CDC updates and recommended protocols, please visit the CDC site at https://www.cdc.gov/media/dpk/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus-2020.html.


Please email questions, comments, concerns to coronavirusquestions@csuohio.edu.

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