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Campus: Non-Essential Campus Services on Remote Operations. Details here
Classes: Remote Learning Launched

Daily CSU COVID-19 Updates

Remote learning began today and will run through at least May 8. Below are resources and FAQs to assist students as this process begins.

  • In keeping with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s “Stay at Home” order, which takes effect at midnight tonight, CSU campus buildings will be locked, and swipe card access disabled, effective at 10 p.m. tonight until further notice. Only officially designated essential employees necessary for university continuity of operations and permitted under the order, will be allowed on campus. See the full announcement here.
  • We urge all students to review the new course materials created for remote learning and then email their professors if they have any questions. If you are not able to connect with your professor, please click here for a list of contacts for each college who can also provide academic support and assistance.
  • CSU has created a Keep Learning website with a full listing of the resources and support services that are available to assist students with the transition to remote learning. In addition, a complete listing of all CSU campus services and hours of remote operations can be found here.
  • CSU is committed to providing students with the resources needed to fully access remote learning. If you have technology needs and did not previously fill out the Remote Learning Survey, you can do so here. If you previously filled out the survey, but your needs have changed, please contact Campus 411 at 216-687-5411 so that we can connect you with the appropriate services.
  • Students should make sure they are regularly checking their CSU email for the latest updates by going to the MyCSU tab on csuohio.edu and clicking on “Check my email.” We also encourage students to go to CampusNet to ensure all of their contact information is up to date.
  • We recognize that a number of our students may be experiencing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic. CSU is creating a list of resources to assist individuals during this difficult time. One existing vehicle is the Fowler Emergency Fund. Please click here to learn more about the Fund, eligibility and how to apply.
  • To ensure all of our students have access to the emotional support they may need through this challenging time, The CSU Counseling Center is open online and by phone, providing free mental health services to students. Crisis call-in is available Monday - Friday from 1:00 - 3:00 at 216-687-2277. The CSUCARE Team is also working remotely. Please report any critical needs or concerns for student well-being by emailing magnusacts@csuohio.edu. A wide variety of fitness and wellness classes will also be provided remotely by the CSU Recreation Center in the near future. Visit their website to learn more.

 New FAQs 

Questions we’re receiving from the CSU students:

  • Will the governor’s stay-at-home order impact remote learning?
    No. Because we have already reduced on-campus functions and personnel to only those most critical to ensure security of the campus and support the few remaining students unable to relocate, the university is fully compliant with the Governor’s order and remote learning will continue as planned.
  • What’s happening to the research labs?
    The best defense against the coronavirus is social distancing. This is why we have so significantly reduced the number of on-campus personnel and are identifying areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain in order to minimize the risk of person-person viral transmission. To protect our faculty, staff, and students, we are closing the labs for now. This is occurring at other universities nationally to protect researchers, their staffs, and students. Each lab on campus has identified one person who will be permitted limited access to perform critical functions to sustain experiments as best possible under current circumstances. All other laboratory activities are on hold for now and others will not be permitted access. This is about protecting our CSU family.
  • What is social distancing and why is it important?
    Social distancing is the practice of maintaining a greater than usual physical distance, the recommendation is at least six feet at all times, from other people during the outbreak of a contagious disease in order to minimize exposure and reduce the transmission of infection. The CDC is urging all citizens to practice social distancing to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19. You can learn more here.

To see 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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