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Ohio University will open Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 5 a.m. for faculty and staff; 10 a.m. for students.

Buildings and facilities on all campuses and centers will resume normal operations at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29
 
 
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1/28/14 1:45 P.M. Ohio University will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 29 beginning at 5 a.m. for faculty and staff and 10 a.m. for students following a closure that affected all campuses and centers. All buildings and facilities will operate on a normal schedule.

Classes and activities for students scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. or later will follow their regular schedule.

All classes and activities for students scheduled to begin prior to 10 a.m. are canceled. ­

Faculty and staff should follow a regular schedule for their working day on Wednesday, Jan. 29 beginning at 5 a.m.­ Anyone with questions as to how their shift may be affected by this start time should contact their supervisor.

CATS shuttles (http://www.facilities.ohiou.edu/cats) will run on their normal schedule, beginning at 7 a.m.

- ­Dress in layers in order to adjust to building temperatures as well as temperatures outdoors.

-­Exercise caution when traveling outside and make alternative arrangements to conduct business via teleconference or e-mail if possible.

- Give yourself extra time to arrive at your destination if walking on campus and travel slowly. Take small steps and use caution.

-­Avoid extended time outdoors and if you must work outside, take breaks as necessary to avoid frostbite or hypothermia

In order for Facilities Management crews to effectively and efficiently perform work needed to maintain building temperatures, we are asking for your help by reporting specific information to the Facilities Work Center 593-2911 as soon as you are aware your office or residence hall has dipped to 65 degrees or lower.

Here is the information the Work Center needs when you report the issue:

-­­ ­Building
-­­ ­Specific floor
-­­ ­Specific room and room number

Crews will continue to address concerns as they are reported. Systems across the campus are not designed to operate optimally in severe conditions such as these and for this reason, your reports of building malfunctions are imperative to making working and living at Ohio University during this cold weather event as safe as possible.

Updates to the University’s status are posted to www.ohio.edu/alert. Check with your supervisors for any additional information regarding changes to your work conditions.


1/27/14 12:37 P.M. Due to reports from The National Weather Service forecasting inclement winter weather, including possibly severe wind chill factors, Ohio University leadership is closing all campuses and centers until 5 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29.

All classes and activities (including student group meetings) are canceled until 5 a.m. Wednesday.­

Employees are instructed to report for their regularly scheduled shifts and students are to attend regularly scheduled classes beginning Wednesday morning.

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. ­

Forecasted temperatures are expected to be so severe that exposed skin may freeze, become frostbitten and people may become ill with hypothermia in minutes. Everyone is advised to stay indoors, limit exposure to the weather and make sure you are dressed appropriately for temperatures indoors and outdoors. Standard deicing treatments to walkways and roadways do not work as efficiently in severe temperatures and ice may be present. Building temperatures may be cooler than normal. Please report internal building temperatures below 65 degrees to Facilities Work Center at 740-593-2911. ­
In the event of an emergency, contact 911 or seek treatment at a local hospital. Campus Care and Counseling and Psychological Services will not be open during this closure. The after hours number for emergency counseling is 740-593-1616.

Residence halls, dining halls and courts will remain open during normal hours. For hours of retail operations check www.ohio.edu/food. All campus events, including catered events, are canceled.

ONLY three other Athens Campus buildings will remain open with altered hours during this closure.
­­­­ - Ping Recreation Center - open Monday until 10 p.m.; Tuesday open from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Wednesday­ open regular time
­­­­ - Baker University Center - open Monday until 10 p.m.; Tuesday open from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Wednesday open regular time
­­­­ - Alden Library - open Monday until 10 p.m.; Tuesday open from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Wednesday open regular time

A shuttle through Transportation and Parking Services will be running Monday and Tuesday evening through 10:30 p.m.

Employees and supervisors will receive a separate communication from payroll regarding­ respective University pay policy and procedures.

Be sure and share information about the University's closure with your colleagues and classmates. Updates to the University's status will be posted to ohio.edu/alert and sent via e-mail and text message. University leadership will continue to assess the weather and determine updates by tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 28) afternoon.


1/27/14 8:45 A.M. The National Weather Service is forecasting below normal temperatures and a wind chill warning is in effect for much of Southeast Ohio beginning at 5 p.m. tonight. Due to these forecasts, Ohio University leadership is closing all campuses and centers effective at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27.

Classes that are underway before the 5 o'clock hour are instructed to conclude by 5 p.m. All classes and activities after 5 p.m. are canceled. Everyone is advised to stay indoors and avoid outdoor exposure. Additional CATS buses will be made available through Transportation Services to limit wait time at bus stops. Service will be extended through 10 p.m. to allow for transportation around campus after normal operating hours.Essential University personnel (such as Facilities and Culinary Services staff) should check in with direct supervisors for instructions regarding their work responsibilities during a campus closure.

Be sure to discuss the University's status with your colleagues and classmates to make sure everyone is aware of the closure. An update to the University's status will be made early in the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 27. The update will posted to the Alert page at ohio.edu/alert, as well as sent via e-mail and text message.


1/26/14 8:10 P.M. Severe winter weather, with forecasts predicting below average wind chill factors, may affect the Athens Campus Monday through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The Athens Campus is open Monday, Jan. 27.

As of the posting of this message, information from the National Weather Service indicates that the expected lower-than-average temperatures remain within safe levels with the observance of some precautions.­ Campus leadership will continue monitoring cold and snow/ice accumulation levels and will post updates. In preparation for expected lower-than-average temperatures, here is some information you need to know to stay safe and comfortable:

- If you feel it is unsafe for you to travel to campus, notify your immediate supervisor (or faculty member, department chair, etc.). Employees should refer to Ohio University Policy 40.051 for additional information about emergency closure and absence from work because of hazardous road conditions.
- Additional CATS buses will be made available through Transportation Services to limit wait time at bus stops. Service will be extended through 10 p.m. to allow for transportation around campus after normal operating hours.
- ­Dress in layers in order to adjust to building temperatures as well as temperatures outdoors.
-­Exercise caution when traveling outside and make alternative arrangements to conduct business via teleconference or e-mail if possible.
- Give yourself extra time to arrive at your destination if walking on campus and travel slowly. Take small steps and use caution.
-­Avoid extended time outdoors and if you must work outside, take breaks as necessary to avoid frostbite or hypothermia.
- Make sure you are signed up for emergency notifications (see link on lower lefthand side of this page). Please share this information with your friends and colleagues.

Continue to check back to the Alert page for updates. Any change in status will be posted on this site.

In order for Facilities Management crews to effectively and efficiently perform work needed to maintain building temperatures, we are asking for your help by reporting specific information to the Facilities Work Center 593-2911 as soon as you are aware your office or residence hall has dipped to 65 degrees or lower.
Here is the information the Work Center needs when you report the issue:
-­­ ­Building
-­­ ­Specific floor
-­­ ­Specific room and room number
Crews will continue to address concerns as they are reported. Systems across the campus are not designed to operate optimally in severe conditions such as these and for this reason, your reports of building malfunctions are imperative to making working and living at Ohio University during this cold weather event as safe as possible.
Updates to the University’s status are posted to www.ohio.edu/alert. Check with your supervisors for any additional information regarding changes to your work conditions.

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1/28/14 1:45 P.M. Ohio University will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 29 beginning at 5 a.m. for faculty and staff and 10 a.m. for students following a closure that affected all campuses and centers. All buildings and facilities will operate on a normal schedule.

Classes and activities for students scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. or later will follow their regular schedule.

All classes and activities for students scheduled to begin prior to 10 a.m. are canceled. ­

Faculty and staff should follow a regular schedule for their working day on Wednesday, Jan. 29 beginning at 5 a.m.­ Anyone with questions as to how their shift may be affected by this start time should contact their supervisor.

CATS shuttles (http://www.facilities.ohiou.edu/cats) will run on their normal schedule, beginning at 7 a.m.

- ­Dress in layers in order to adjust to building temperatures as well as temperatures outdoors.

-­Exercise caution when traveling outside and make alternative arrangements to conduct business via teleconference or e-mail if possible.

- Give yourself extra time to arrive at your destination if walking on campus and travel slowly. Take small steps and use caution.

-­Avoid extended time outdoors and if you must work outside, take breaks as necessary to avoid frostbite or hypothermia

In order for Facilities Management crews to effectively and efficiently perform work needed to maintain building temperatures, we are asking for your help by reporting specific information to the Facilities Work Center 593-2911 as soon as you are aware your office or residence hall has dipped to 65 degrees or lower.

Here is the information the Work Center needs when you report the issue:

-­­ ­Building
-­­ ­Specific floor
-­­ ­Specific room and room number

Crews will continue to address concerns as they are reported. Systems across the campus are not designed to operate optimally in severe conditions such as these and for this reason, your reports of building malfunctions are imperative to making working and living at Ohio University during this cold weather event as safe as possible.

Updates to the University’s status are posted to www.ohio.edu/alert. Check with your supervisors for any additional information regarding changes to your work conditions.


1/27/14 12:37 P.M. Due to reports from The National Weather Service forecasting inclement winter weather, including possibly severe wind chill factors, Ohio University leadership is closing all campuses and centers until 5 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29.

All classes and activities (including student group meetings) are canceled until 5 a.m. Wednesday.­

Employees are instructed to report for their regularly scheduled shifts and students are to attend regularly scheduled classes beginning Wednesday morning.

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. ­

Forecasted temperatures are expected to be so severe that exposed skin may freeze, become frostbitten and people may become ill with hypothermia in minutes. Everyone is advised to stay indoors, limit exposure to the weather and make sure you are dressed appropriately for temperatures indoors and outdoors. Standard deicing treatments to walkways and roadways do not work as efficiently in severe temperatures and ice may be present. Building temperatures may be cooler than normal. Please report internal building temperatures below 65 degrees to Facilities Work Center at 740-593-2911. ­
In the event of an emergency, contact 911 or seek treatment at a local hospital. Campus Care and Counseling and Psychological Services will not be open during this closure. The after hours number for emergency counseling is 740-593-1616.

Residence halls, dining halls and courts will remain open during normal hours. For hours of retail operations check www.ohio.edu/food. All campus events, including catered events, are canceled.

ONLY three other Athens Campus buildings will remain open with altered hours during this closure.
­­­­ - Ping Recreation Center - open Monday until 10 p.m.; Tuesday open from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Wednesday­ open regular time
­­­­ - Baker University Center - open Monday until 10 p.m.; Tuesday open from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Wednesday open regular time
­­­­ - Alden Library - open Monday until 10 p.m.; Tuesday open from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Wednesday open regular time

A shuttle through Transportation and Parking Services will be running Monday and Tuesday evening through 10:30 p.m.

Employees and supervisors will receive a separate communication from payroll regarding­ respective University pay policy and procedures.

Be sure and share information about the University's closure with your colleagues and classmates. Updates to the University's status will be posted to ohio.edu/alert and sent via e-mail and text message. University leadership will continue to assess the weather and determine updates by tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 28) afternoon.


1/27/14 8:45 A.M. The National Weather Service is forecasting below normal temperatures and a wind chill warning is in effect for much of Southeast Ohio beginning at 5 p.m. tonight. Due to these forecasts, Ohio University leadership is closing all campuses and centers effective at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27.

Classes that are underway before the 5 o'clock hour are instructed to conclude by 5 p.m. All classes and activities after 5 p.m. are canceled. Everyone is advised to stay indoors and avoid outdoor exposure. Additional CATS buses will be made available through Transportation Services to limit wait time at bus stops. Service will be extended through 10 p.m. to allow for transportation around campus after normal operating hours.Essential University personnel (such as Facilities and Culinary Services staff) should check in with direct supervisors for instructions regarding their work responsibilities during a campus closure.

Be sure to discuss the University's status with your colleagues and classmates to make sure everyone is aware of the closure. An update to the University's status will be made early in the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 27. The update will posted to the Alert page at ohio.edu/alert, as well as sent via e-mail and text message.


1/26/14 8:10 P.M. Severe winter weather, with forecasts predicting below average wind chill factors, may affect the Athens Campus Monday through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The Athens Campus is open Monday, Jan. 27.

As of the posting of this message, information from the National Weather Service indicates that the expected lower-than-average temperatures remain within safe levels with the observance of some precautions.­ Campus leadership will continue monitoring cold and snow/ice accumulation levels and will post updates. In preparation for expected lower-than-average temperatures, here is some information you need to know to stay safe and comfortable:

- If you feel it is unsafe for you to travel to campus, notify your immediate supervisor (or faculty member, department chair, etc.). Employees should refer to Ohio University Policy 40.051 for additional information about emergency closure and absence from work because of hazardous road conditions.
- Additional CATS buses will be made available through Transportation Services to limit wait time at bus stops. Service will be extended through 10 p.m. to allow for transportation around campus after normal operating hours.
- ­Dress in layers in order to adjust to building temperatures as well as temperatures outdoors.
-­Exercise caution when traveling outside and make alternative arrangements to conduct business via teleconference or e-mail if possible.
- Give yourself extra time to arrive at your destination if walking on campus and travel slowly. Take small steps and use caution.
-­Avoid extended time outdoors and if you must work outside, take breaks as necessary to avoid frostbite or hypothermia.
- Make sure you are signed up for emergency notifications (see link on lower lefthand side of this page). Please share this information with your friends and colleagues.

Continue to check back to the Alert page for updates. Any change in status will be posted on this site.

In order for Facilities Management crews to effectively and efficiently perform work needed to maintain building temperatures, we are asking for your help by reporting specific information to the Facilities Work Center 593-2911 as soon as you are aware your office or residence hall has dipped to 65 degrees or lower.
Here is the information the Work Center needs when you report the issue:
-­­ ­Building
-­­ ­Specific floor
-­­ ­Specific room and room number
Crews will continue to address concerns as they are reported. Systems across the campus are not designed to operate optimally in severe conditions such as these and for this reason, your reports of building malfunctions are imperative to making working and living at Ohio University during this cold weather event as safe as possible.
Updates to the University’s status are posted to www.ohio.edu/alert. Check with your supervisors for any additional information regarding changes to your work conditions.

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