With the conclusion of a successful spring semester in the midst of COVID-19, the University of Findlay is delivering classes for the summer remotely and is focused on planning for fall semester. Findlay will resume in-person classes and offer on-campus, residential living this fall semester. The University will do so in alignment with state government required safety measures and consistent with federal and other community health guidelines.
“We know how valuable an on-campus educational experience is to our students’ success, and we are committed to providing a safe campus environment,” said President Katherine Fell. “We are excited to plan for an in-person fall semester that will include adjustments to our campus spaces and classroom environments to help ensure our students can focus on their studies and campus experiences safely.”
The University of Findlay has put together a work group supported by UF’s nationally-recognized All Hazards Training Center to develop a comprehensive safety program based on social distancing in classrooms, labs, residence halls, campus apartments and other facilities. Students, faculty and staff will have increased access to hygiene products and PPE in the fall. Additionally, faculty and staff will be asked to prepare for a range of potential COVID-19 impacts, including the possibility of having to move fully online.
The University is already enhancing and increasing the frequency of cleaning of spaces and surfaces throughout campus. Over the summer, plexiglass barriers are being installed in high traffic services areas including the Business Office and Shafer Library. To ensure the health and safety of campus visitors, the Office of Admissions lobby is being updated, and tour schedules are being modified to allow for social distancing.
In addition, the University is utilizing the expertise of our experienced health professions faculty who hold advanced degrees in medical and allied health fields to provide their expertise to Findlay’s efforts to prepare the campus to safely resume in-person education for fall semester.
The University of Findlay will be ready this fall with policies and practices to benefit all who live, work and learn on campus, employing reasonable measures to effectively respond to the challenges of COVID-19 and to fulfill the University of Findlay’s vital mission.