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CHSP shares information related to OHIO’s phased reopening for fall 2020

CHSP shares information related to OHIO’s phased reopening for fall 2020
CHSP Dean Randy Leite shares what OHIO's phased reopening means for students within the College of Health Sciences and Professions.

Dean Randy Leite shared the following message on Tuesday, Aug. 4, regarding what OHIO's phased reopening means for students within the College of Health Sciences and Professions.
 


Dear CHSP students,

By now, I’m sure you’ve seen OHIO’s latest announcement regarding plans for a multi-phased return to the Athens Campus and a hybrid approach for our regional campuses.

As part of OHIO’s Phase 1 efforts, a limited number of graduate and undergraduate students who are part of programs that require face-to-face, skills-based instruction and/or access to essential facilities and equipment will be permitted to return to campus.

Undergraduate students included in these Phase 1 programs will be notified no later than August 4; graduate students will be notified no later than August 7. A complete list of the academic programs included in Phase 1 is available online

CHSP updates

I want to take a moment to share what the above developments mean for you as a student within the College of Health Sciences and Professions:

Certain students enrolled in the programs listed below have been approved for face-to-face, skills-based instruction. Directors for each of these programs will be in touch with their students in the coming days to share specific details and guidance.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Physician Assistant Practice
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Master of Speech Language Pathology
  • Doctor of Audiology
  • Master of Exercise Physiology

Access to CHSP research labs will be made on a case-by-case basis

  • Please contact your faculty advisor to learn more about the process for requesting permission to conduct on-campus research activities

OHIO’s new Core Advising Team is ready to help

  • Contact them with questions about your schedule, the academic calendar or more information about the best ways to resume learning.
  • They’re available M-F between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET via email at advisingcenter@ohio.edu or phone at 740.566.0340.
  • Specific CHSP advising contacts, who are also part of the Core Advising Team, may be contacted directly to answer student questions related to their CHSP major. Additional details and contact information are available on the CHSP Student Services web page.

Financial resources and support available

  • The OHIO CARES Relief Fund has been modified to include eligible students enrolled in Fall 2020; the University has also committed an additional $5 million to the fund.
  • Additional information will be shared soon, and students eligible to request funding will be notified when the application becomes available.

Fully online fall semester options available

  • Undergraduate students on all campuses who desire to arrange a fully online fall semester will have the option to do so. We’re also committed to accommodating graduate students to the fullest possible extent.
  • OHIO’s Core Advising Team is available to help students who would like to consider this option.
  • Specific CHSP advising contacts, who are also part of the Core Advising Team, may be contacted directly to answer student questions related to their CHSP major. Additional details and contact information are available on the CHSP Student Services web page. 

Be safe, Bobcats 

The University is working hard to ensure the wellbeing of our campus and community, and they will continue to implement numerous safety protocols, monitor campus conditions and seek the advice of public health officials while developing the best path forward. 

It’s also important to remember that OHIO’s safety measures alone will not stop the spread of this deadly disease – it’s up to all of us, no matter our location:

  • Continue to wear a face covering in all public places as mandated by the State of Ohio.
  • Always practice safe social distancing.
  • Most importantly, contact your primary care physician or Campus Care immediately to seek testing if you’re running a fever or have other COVID-19 symptoms. 

The University is also following all travel advisory and self-quarantine measures that have been recommended by the State of Ohio

Please contact your faculty advisor or the director of your academic program to discuss alternatives and options to completing face-to-face activities if you are unable to safely return to campus at this time. 

This pandemic has undoubtedly placed all of us in an ever-changing situation; however, OHIO’s commitment to the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff, and our unwavering pledge to deliver a nationally recognized academic experience, will forever remain. 

Now, more than ever, protecting the safety of our community and our loved ones requires each of us to act and think in ways that are very different to what we’re used to, and everyone’s support, patience and understanding will be needed in order to help make OHIO a safe place to learn, live and work. 

For more information about Ohio University’s fall planning efforts, visit ohio.edu/coronavirus


Be safe, Bobcats, 

Dr. Randy Leite 
CHSP Dean