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UPDATE: Ohio University Athens Campus will reopen Friday, March 6 at 4 a.m.

Employees are asked to exercise caution when traveling to and around campus.
 
 
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3/5/15 2:10 p.m. Ohio University’s Athens Campus will reopen at 4 a.m. on Friday, March 6, following a closure due to severe winter weather.

Employees are asked to exercise caution when traveling to and around campus. Employees are asked to communicate with their supervisors about their travel plans and coordinate the start of their work day accordingly. Supervisors are asked to treat employee requests for time off or a delayed start with respect and sensitivity.

Following the Athens Campus opening at 4 a.m., employees are to report for work at their normal start time. If road conditions or other weather-related reasons prohibit an employee from reporting to work at their normal time, the employee should communicate the situation to their supervisor. For additional information about personal leave usage during winter weather emergencies, please visit: http://www.ohio.edu/compass/stories/14-15/12/winter_weather_emergencies_2014.cfm

Questions regarding regional campus operations should be referred to the appropriate regional campus dean.


3/5/15 8:10 a.m. Ohio University’s Athens Campus is closed Thursday, March 5 until 5 p.m. due to severe winter weather which included heavy snowfall overnight, causing the Athens County Sheriff to declare a Level 3 snow emergency at 6:25 a.m. Thursday, March 5.

The extended closure is intended to allow crews to clear roadways and areas around the Athens Campus. Second shift employees are asked to report at 5 p.m.; third shift employees are asked to report at their normal start time.

Essential personnel (such as those in Facilities and Culinary Services) should report to work as scheduled. If you are unclear as to whether you are considered essential personnel please contact your supervisor. If you feel it is unsafe for you to travel to work or if the weather impacts your ability to work, contact your supervisor. Student employees deemed essential personnel will be contacted by their supervisors.

The Athens County Sheriff has agreed that OHIO employees who are needed at work will only have to present their OHIO ID card and explain to the deputy that they are en route to work if they are stopped. The deputy will verify with the Ohio University Police Department that the employee is traveling to or from work.

Compensation for employees will follow the guidelines established in University policy 40.051. The payroll procedures webpage includes specific instructions about the process for paying employees during the weather emergency.

Baker University Center is open and is available to individuals who may be experiencing a power outage and are in need of a warm space. Ping Recreation Center is closed; Alden Library is closed.

At the time of the posting of this message, the Ohio University Chillicothe and Southern campuses are closed for Thursday, March 5; the Zanesville and Eastern campuses are scheduled to open at 11 a.m. The Lancaster Campus and the Dublin Campus are open as usual. Questions regarding regional campus operations should be referred to the appropriate regional campus’ dean.


3/4/15 8 p.m. A weather forecast from the National Weather Service indicates severe winter weather will affect Athens County and the surrounding region, with several inches of snow expected to fall overnight.

With this forecast in mind, Ohio University’s leadership is closing the Athens Campus between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, to allow crews to clear roadways and parking lots around the Athens Campus. This closure is also timed according to the forecast to allow the worst of the storm to pass. Baker University Center will be open at the normal operating time of 7 a.m.; Alden Library will open at 10 a.m.

Employees are asked to communicate with their supervisors about their travel plans and coordinate the start of their work day accordingly. Supervisors are asked to treat employee requests for time off or a delayed start with respect and sensitivity.

The Athens Campus community is reminded that if the Athens County Sheriff declares a level 3 snow emergency and closes the roads, the Athens Campus would automatically close until the level 3 snow emergency was lifted. Questions regarding regional campus operations should be referred to the appropriate regional campus dean.

For additional information about personal leave usage during winter weather emergencies, please visit:

http://www.ohio.edu/compass/stories/14-15/12/winter_weather_emergencies_2014.cfm

 
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3/5/15 2:10 p.m. Ohio University’s Athens Campus will reopen at 4 a.m. on Friday, March 6, following a closure due to severe winter weather.

Employees are asked to exercise caution when traveling to and around campus. Employees are asked to communicate with their supervisors about their travel plans and coordinate the start of their work day accordingly. Supervisors are asked to treat employee requests for time off or a delayed start with respect and sensitivity.

Following the Athens Campus opening at 4 a.m., employees are to report for work at their normal start time. If road conditions or other weather-related reasons prohibit an employee from reporting to work at their normal time, the employee should communicate the situation to their supervisor. For additional information about personal leave usage during winter weather emergencies, please visit: http://www.ohio.edu/compass/stories/14-15/12/winter_weather_emergencies_2014.cfm

Questions regarding regional campus operations should be referred to the appropriate regional campus dean.


3/5/15 8:10 a.m. Ohio University’s Athens Campus is closed Thursday, March 5 until 5 p.m. due to severe winter weather which included heavy snowfall overnight, causing the Athens County Sheriff to declare a Level 3 snow emergency at 6:25 a.m. Thursday, March 5.

The extended closure is intended to allow crews to clear roadways and areas around the Athens Campus. Second shift employees are asked to report at 5 p.m.; third shift employees are asked to report at their normal start time.

Essential personnel (such as those in Facilities and Culinary Services) should report to work as scheduled. If you are unclear as to whether you are considered essential personnel please contact your supervisor. If you feel it is unsafe for you to travel to work or if the weather impacts your ability to work, contact your supervisor. Student employees deemed essential personnel will be contacted by their supervisors.

The Athens County Sheriff has agreed that OHIO employees who are needed at work will only have to present their OHIO ID card and explain to the deputy that they are en route to work if they are stopped. The deputy will verify with the Ohio University Police Department that the employee is traveling to or from work.

Compensation for employees will follow the guidelines established in University policy 40.051. The payroll procedures webpage includes specific instructions about the process for paying employees during the weather emergency.

Baker University Center is open and is available to individuals who may be experiencing a power outage and are in need of a warm space. Ping Recreation Center is closed; Alden Library is closed.

At the time of the posting of this message, the Ohio University Chillicothe and Southern campuses are closed for Thursday, March 5; the Zanesville and Eastern campuses are scheduled to open at 11 a.m. The Lancaster Campus and the Dublin Campus are open as usual. Questions regarding regional campus operations should be referred to the appropriate regional campus’ dean.


3/4/15 8 p.m. A weather forecast from the National Weather Service indicates severe winter weather will affect Athens County and the surrounding region, with several inches of snow expected to fall overnight.

With this forecast in mind, Ohio University’s leadership is closing the Athens Campus between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, to allow crews to clear roadways and parking lots around the Athens Campus. This closure is also timed according to the forecast to allow the worst of the storm to pass. Baker University Center will be open at the normal operating time of 7 a.m.; Alden Library will open at 10 a.m.

Employees are asked to communicate with their supervisors about their travel plans and coordinate the start of their work day accordingly. Supervisors are asked to treat employee requests for time off or a delayed start with respect and sensitivity.

The Athens Campus community is reminded that if the Athens County Sheriff declares a level 3 snow emergency and closes the roads, the Athens Campus would automatically close until the level 3 snow emergency was lifted. Questions regarding regional campus operations should be referred to the appropriate regional campus dean.

For additional information about personal leave usage during winter weather emergencies, please visit:

http://www.ohio.edu/compass/stories/14-15/12/winter_weather_emergencies_2014.cfm

 
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If an emergency is a critical incident, or becomes a critical incident, you can find information through:

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  • Text message
  • Ohio University’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Campus televisions connected to CATvision
  • Outdoor emergency notification system
  • 740.597.1800 for a recorded message (on Athens campus, 7-1800)
  • Non-tech methods (on-the-ground teams, bullhorns, posted alerts, etc.)
 
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