University of Findlay Moving to Remote Classes in Proactive Response to COVID-19
The university has been in close contact with Governor DeWine’s Office regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) in order to ensure that we have the most current information about the evolving situation. Even though there are no campus-associated cases of COVID-19, we will be proactive in our effort to prevent illness and promote a healthful campus environment.
Based on Governor DeWine’s current recommendations that all universities transition to remote online classes and limit large group gatherings, the University of Findlay is taking the following measures:
- Effective Monday, March 16, traditional classroom courses will be delivered remotely. This will continue at least until Tuesday, April 14.
- To facilitate this and allow faculty time to prepare their course materials, all academic classes are canceled on Friday, March 13. Additionally, the all-campus meeting scheduled for Friday, March 13 is postponed.
- Classroom experiences such as labs, performance classes and instruction and animal care at the farms are still being evaluated, and the university will provide additional guidance this week.
- Effective Monday, March 16, we are canceling all events, either University-sponsored or on University property, at least until Tuesday, April 14; this includes student organization events.
- We strongly recommend the use of teleconferencing, group chats or live streaming as alternatives to in-person gatherings.
- Outdoor sporting competitions will continue at this time. Indoor sporting competitions on campus will not be permitted.
- We will continue to evaluate events and will share plans prior to April 14 to either ease the restrictions early or, if needed, extend them.
- Effective immediately and until further notice, all university-sponsored international travel is suspended. This includes new travel as well as any currently booked trips.
- University-sponsored domestic travel must be approved on an as-needed basis by the appropriate Cabinet member. This includes new travel as well as any currently booked trips between now and April 14.
The University’s emergency response team continues to evaluate risk and develop contingency plans, working directly with the Hancock County Public Health Department and following the guidelines of the CDC and local, state, and federal authorities.
We have established a Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information web page to provide specific guidance for University students, faculty and staff along with up-to-date information.
If you have questions related to the University’s response and plans for COVID-19, you can email email@example.com.