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Boil Order has been lifted.
 
 
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2/18/17 Update: At approximately 3 a.m., the City of Athens notified Ohio University that the boil order has been lifted. It is now safe to resume use of drinking fountains and consume tap water in the City of Athens, including all Ohio University facilities. Facilities staff expect to complete the process of removing signs on all sinks and drinking fountains across the campus by 7:00 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2017.


 

2/17/17 Update: 11:17 a.m.

The City of Athens has extended the boil order until approximately 3 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017.


All areas should have heat and running water. Restrooms can be utilized. As a reminder, DO NOT consume any water from drinking fountains or the tap.

 

The Living Learning Center will be open until 3 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 as a water bottle pickup location for anyone affected in the campus community that needs bottled water.  The Living Learning Center will return to normal operating hours later that morning (10:00 a.m.).

Drinking water is being made available on campus to all students, faculty and staff at the following distribution points:
 

·         All Residence Hall Lobbies

·         Residential Dining Halls

·         Living Learning Center

 

Dining facilities are operating normally.
 

Visit ohio.edu/alert for more information.

 


2/16/17 Update: 7:45 p.m. - Ohio University Athens campus will open on Thursday, February 16 at 8 p.m and begin to resume normal operations. The only exceptions are Ping Center (6 a.m.), Alden Library (7:30 a.m) and Baker University Center (7 a.m.), which will resume normal operations on the morning of Friday, February 17. 

The City of Athens, including facilities on the Ohio University Athens campus, will remain under a boil order until further notice from the City, but our facilities are in good working order at this time.

Although water pressure may be present in some buildings, please conserve water at this time.

Residence Halls with Domestic Hot Water currently available include: 

  • Mackinnon Hall
  • Brown Hall
  • Pickering Hall
  • Crawford Hall
  • Adams Hall
  • Bromley Hall
  • Hoover
  • Ewing
  • Wray
  • Smith
  • Atkinson
  • Armbruster
  • Weld
  • O’Bleness
  • Fenzel
  • Dougan
  • True
  • Martzolff

 

All other residence halls should have hot water by midnight tonight. Any questions should be directed to 740-593-2911.

The Living Learning Center will continue with plans to extend their hours to be open all night long to serve as a water bottle pickup location for anyone affected in the campus community that needs water through the duration of the boil order. 

Drinking water is being made available on campus to all students, faculty and staff at the following distribution points:

  • All Residence Hall Lobbies
  • Residential Dining Halls
  • Living Learning Center


Dining facilities will begin normal hours of operation on Friday, February 17.


2/16/17 Update 7:30 p.m. - Ohio University Athens campus will open on Thursday, February 16 at 8 p.m and begin to resume normal operations.


The only exceptions are: Ping Center, Alden Library and Baker University Center, which will resume normal operations on the morning of Friday, February 17.


2/16/17 Update 5:05 p.m. Ohio University Athens campus remains closed. Classes are cancelled for the evening. We will be posting another update at approximately 8 p.m.


2/16/17 Update: 3:55 p.m. Ohio University Athens campus remains closed. Classes are cancelled for the evening. We will be posting another update at approximately 7 p.m.
 

The City of Athens continues to work on repairs for the water main break. The boil order remains in effect until further notice from the City.


Although water pressure may be present in some buildings, please conserve water at this time.
 

The Living Learning Center will continue with plans to extend their hours to be open all night long to serve as a water bottle pickup location for anyone affected in the campus community that needs water through the duration of the boil order.


Drinking water is being made available on campus to all students at the following distribution points:
 

All Residence Hall Lobbies
Residential Dining Halls
Living Learning Center

full list of Dining Facilities that are open and operating include:
 

Nelson Court
Nelson Market
The District on West Green
Boyd Market
Shively Court
Shively Grab n’ Go
The Jefferson Marketplace
The Hungry Cat Food Truck


The Athens Community Center is currently open and is serving as a water distribution point for the community. They have available restroom and shower facilities for the public, as well. Ohio University students, faculty and staff can use their Bobcat Pass to ride Athens transit routes 2 and 3 to and from the Athens Community Center.


Facilities Management and Safety (FMS) has arranged for 75 Port-A-Johns to be placed in residential areas on campus, including:
 

Center of South Green
On the West Green in front of Boyd Hall and on the green space between Wilson Hall and James Hall
Behind Bromley Hall
Behind Memorial Auditorium
North Green – Near Voigt Hall on the green space adjacent to E. Union St.
Convocation Center Pass Gate
Distributed down E. Green Drive
Behind Scott Quadrangle
Top of Baker University Center on Park Place
In front of the Living Learning Center
University Service Center


FMS is also placing water tankers on campus for use in manually flushing toilets in the residence halls. It is important to note that that the water is not potable and should not be consumed.


A detailed map to locate available restroom facilities, including ADA/Accessible Port-A-Johns, and water distribution points is available online.


Please note that all essential second and third shift employees are expected to report to work as regularly scheduled. If you have questions, please contact your supervisor.


The University will provide another update about operating status at approximately 7 p.m. today. Visit ohio.edu/alert for more information.


2/16/17 Update: 12:45 p.m. - As of noon on February 16, 2017, Ohio University’s Athens campus remains closed. Evening classes and activities are canceled at the Ohio University Athens campus for the rest of the day.

At 10 a.m., the City of Athens issued a Boil Order for the entire city of Athens, including all locations at Ohio University, effective until at least 12:01 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017.

The Living Learning Center will extend their hours to be open all night long to serve as a water bottle pickup location for anyone affected in the campus community that needs water through the duration of the boil order. 

Drinking water is being made available on campus to all students at the following distribution points:

  • All Residence Hall Lobbies
  • Residential Dining Halls
  • Living Learning Center


A full list of Dining Facilities that are open and operating include:

  • Nelson Court
  • Nelson Market
  • The District on West Green
  • Boyd Market
  • Shively Court
  • Shively Grab n’ Go
  • The Jefferson Marketplace
  • The Hungry Cat Food Truck


A detailed map to locate available restroom facilities and water distribution points is available online. ADA/Accessible Port-A-Johns are en route to campus. The map will be updated throughout the day to indicate their location.

The Athens Community Center is currently open and is serving as a water distribution point for the community. They have available restroom and shower facilities for the public, as well. Ohio University students, faculty and staff can use their Bobcat Pass to ride Athens transit routes 2 and 3 to and from the Athens Community Center.

Facilities Management and Safety (FMS) has arranged for 75 Port-A-Johns to be placed in residential areas on campus, including:

  • Center of South Green
  • On the West Green in front of Boyd Hall and on the green space between Wilson Hall and James Hall
  • Behind Bromley Hall
  • Behind Memorial Auditorium
  • North Green – Near Voigt Hall on the green space adjacent to E. Union St.
  • Convocation Center Pass Gate
  • Distributed down E. Green Drive
  • Behind Scott Quadrangle
  • Top of Baker University Center on Park Place
  • In front of the Living Learning Center
  • University Service Center


FMS is also placing water tankers on campus for use in manually flushing toilets in the residence halls. It is important to note that that the water is not potable and should not be consumed.

Please note that all essential second and third shift employees are expected to report to work as regularly scheduled. If you have questions, please contact your supervisor.

The University will provide another update about operating status at approximately 4 p.m. today. 


2/16/17 Update: 11 a.m. - Evening classes and activities are canceled at the Ohio University Athens Campus for the rest of the day.

The University will provide another update about operating status at approximately 4 p.m. today.


2/16/17 Update: 10 a.m. (CORRECTION)- Campus Care is open.


2/16/17 Update: 9 a.m. - Facilities Management and Safety (FMS) has 75 Port-A-Johns en route to the Athens campus. We anticipate they will begin arriving between 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and will be placed in residential areas.

FMS is also placing water tankers on campus for use in manually flushing toilets in the residence halls. It is important to note that that the water is not potable and should not be consumed.


2/16/17 Update: 8:34 a.m. - Please note that Ping Center, Alden Library and Baker University Center are closed today.

Campus Care/Hudson Health Center and Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) are closed. Students who require care should visit the emergency room or urgent care.


2/16/17 7:45 a.m. - Ohio University is closed. The City of Athens is experiencing a water main break that is affecting most buildings on the Athens Campus. Buildings may experience low water pressure or no water at all. 

Essential personnel will need to report to work. 

Additional updates will be provided throughout the morning.

 
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2/18/17 Update: At approximately 3 a.m., the City of Athens notified Ohio University that the boil order has been lifted. It is now safe to resume use of drinking fountains and consume tap water in the City of Athens, including all Ohio University facilities. Facilities staff expect to complete the process of removing signs on all sinks and drinking fountains across the campus by 7:00 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2017.


 

2/17/17 Update: 11:17 a.m.

The City of Athens has extended the boil order until approximately 3 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017.


All areas should have heat and running water. Restrooms can be utilized. As a reminder, DO NOT consume any water from drinking fountains or the tap.

 

The Living Learning Center will be open until 3 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 as a water bottle pickup location for anyone affected in the campus community that needs bottled water.  The Living Learning Center will return to normal operating hours later that morning (10:00 a.m.).

Drinking water is being made available on campus to all students, faculty and staff at the following distribution points:
 

·         All Residence Hall Lobbies

·         Residential Dining Halls

·         Living Learning Center

 

Dining facilities are operating normally.
 

Visit ohio.edu/alert for more information.

 


2/16/17 Update: 7:45 p.m. - Ohio University Athens campus will open on Thursday, February 16 at 8 p.m and begin to resume normal operations. The only exceptions are Ping Center (6 a.m.), Alden Library (7:30 a.m) and Baker University Center (7 a.m.), which will resume normal operations on the morning of Friday, February 17. 

The City of Athens, including facilities on the Ohio University Athens campus, will remain under a boil order until further notice from the City, but our facilities are in good working order at this time.

Although water pressure may be present in some buildings, please conserve water at this time.

Residence Halls with Domestic Hot Water currently available include: 

  • Mackinnon Hall
  • Brown Hall
  • Pickering Hall
  • Crawford Hall
  • Adams Hall
  • Bromley Hall
  • Hoover
  • Ewing
  • Wray
  • Smith
  • Atkinson
  • Armbruster
  • Weld
  • O’Bleness
  • Fenzel
  • Dougan
  • True
  • Martzolff

 

All other residence halls should have hot water by midnight tonight. Any questions should be directed to 740-593-2911.

The Living Learning Center will continue with plans to extend their hours to be open all night long to serve as a water bottle pickup location for anyone affected in the campus community that needs water through the duration of the boil order. 

Drinking water is being made available on campus to all students, faculty and staff at the following distribution points:

  • All Residence Hall Lobbies
  • Residential Dining Halls
  • Living Learning Center


Dining facilities will begin normal hours of operation on Friday, February 17.


2/16/17 Update 7:30 p.m. - Ohio University Athens campus will open on Thursday, February 16 at 8 p.m and begin to resume normal operations.


The only exceptions are: Ping Center, Alden Library and Baker University Center, which will resume normal operations on the morning of Friday, February 17.


2/16/17 Update 5:05 p.m. Ohio University Athens campus remains closed. Classes are cancelled for the evening. We will be posting another update at approximately 8 p.m.


2/16/17 Update: 3:55 p.m. Ohio University Athens campus remains closed. Classes are cancelled for the evening. We will be posting another update at approximately 7 p.m.
 

The City of Athens continues to work on repairs for the water main break. The boil order remains in effect until further notice from the City.


Although water pressure may be present in some buildings, please conserve water at this time.
 

The Living Learning Center will continue with plans to extend their hours to be open all night long to serve as a water bottle pickup location for anyone affected in the campus community that needs water through the duration of the boil order.


Drinking water is being made available on campus to all students at the following distribution points:
 

All Residence Hall Lobbies
Residential Dining Halls
Living Learning Center

full list of Dining Facilities that are open and operating include:
 

Nelson Court
Nelson Market
The District on West Green
Boyd Market
Shively Court
Shively Grab n’ Go
The Jefferson Marketplace
The Hungry Cat Food Truck


The Athens Community Center is currently open and is serving as a water distribution point for the community. They have available restroom and shower facilities for the public, as well. Ohio University students, faculty and staff can use their Bobcat Pass to ride Athens transit routes 2 and 3 to and from the Athens Community Center.


Facilities Management and Safety (FMS) has arranged for 75 Port-A-Johns to be placed in residential areas on campus, including:
 

Center of South Green
On the West Green in front of Boyd Hall and on the green space between Wilson Hall and James Hall
Behind Bromley Hall
Behind Memorial Auditorium
North Green – Near Voigt Hall on the green space adjacent to E. Union St.
Convocation Center Pass Gate
Distributed down E. Green Drive
Behind Scott Quadrangle
Top of Baker University Center on Park Place
In front of the Living Learning Center
University Service Center


FMS is also placing water tankers on campus for use in manually flushing toilets in the residence halls. It is important to note that that the water is not potable and should not be consumed.


A detailed map to locate available restroom facilities, including ADA/Accessible Port-A-Johns, and water distribution points is available online.


Please note that all essential second and third shift employees are expected to report to work as regularly scheduled. If you have questions, please contact your supervisor.


The University will provide another update about operating status at approximately 7 p.m. today. Visit ohio.edu/alert for more information.


2/16/17 Update: 12:45 p.m. - As of noon on February 16, 2017, Ohio University’s Athens campus remains closed. Evening classes and activities are canceled at the Ohio University Athens campus for the rest of the day.

At 10 a.m., the City of Athens issued a Boil Order for the entire city of Athens, including all locations at Ohio University, effective until at least 12:01 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017.

The Living Learning Center will extend their hours to be open all night long to serve as a water bottle pickup location for anyone affected in the campus community that needs water through the duration of the boil order. 

Drinking water is being made available on campus to all students at the following distribution points:

  • All Residence Hall Lobbies
  • Residential Dining Halls
  • Living Learning Center


A full list of Dining Facilities that are open and operating include:

  • Nelson Court
  • Nelson Market
  • The District on West Green
  • Boyd Market
  • Shively Court
  • Shively Grab n’ Go
  • The Jefferson Marketplace
  • The Hungry Cat Food Truck


A detailed map to locate available restroom facilities and water distribution points is available online. ADA/Accessible Port-A-Johns are en route to campus. The map will be updated throughout the day to indicate their location.

The Athens Community Center is currently open and is serving as a water distribution point for the community. They have available restroom and shower facilities for the public, as well. Ohio University students, faculty and staff can use their Bobcat Pass to ride Athens transit routes 2 and 3 to and from the Athens Community Center.

Facilities Management and Safety (FMS) has arranged for 75 Port-A-Johns to be placed in residential areas on campus, including:

  • Center of South Green
  • On the West Green in front of Boyd Hall and on the green space between Wilson Hall and James Hall
  • Behind Bromley Hall
  • Behind Memorial Auditorium
  • North Green – Near Voigt Hall on the green space adjacent to E. Union St.
  • Convocation Center Pass Gate
  • Distributed down E. Green Drive
  • Behind Scott Quadrangle
  • Top of Baker University Center on Park Place
  • In front of the Living Learning Center
  • University Service Center


FMS is also placing water tankers on campus for use in manually flushing toilets in the residence halls. It is important to note that that the water is not potable and should not be consumed.

Please note that all essential second and third shift employees are expected to report to work as regularly scheduled. If you have questions, please contact your supervisor.

The University will provide another update about operating status at approximately 4 p.m. today. 


2/16/17 Update: 11 a.m. - Evening classes and activities are canceled at the Ohio University Athens Campus for the rest of the day.

The University will provide another update about operating status at approximately 4 p.m. today.


2/16/17 Update: 10 a.m. (CORRECTION)- Campus Care is open.


2/16/17 Update: 9 a.m. - Facilities Management and Safety (FMS) has 75 Port-A-Johns en route to the Athens campus. We anticipate they will begin arriving between 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and will be placed in residential areas.

FMS is also placing water tankers on campus for use in manually flushing toilets in the residence halls. It is important to note that that the water is not potable and should not be consumed.


2/16/17 Update: 8:34 a.m. - Please note that Ping Center, Alden Library and Baker University Center are closed today.

Campus Care/Hudson Health Center and Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) are closed. Students who require care should visit the emergency room or urgent care.


2/16/17 7:45 a.m. - Ohio University is closed. The City of Athens is experiencing a water main break that is affecting most buildings on the Athens Campus. Buildings may experience low water pressure or no water at all. 

Essential personnel will need to report to work. 

Additional updates will be provided throughout the morning.

 
Critical Incident

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

  • Ohio University's Homepage
  • Your campus e-mail (@ohio.edu accounts)
  • 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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