Jan 6, 2014
From staff reports
Despite chilly temperatures and severe wind chill factors, Ohio University's Athens Campus' administrative offices are operating as usual. Classes for spring semester do not begin until Jan. 13.
Forecasts indicate temperatures will dip to below zero overnight and will only warm to the mid-teens for the high temperature on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Wind chill factors could make it feel much colder. Employees and visitors to the Athens Campus are asked to exercise caution as they travel around campus, both by vehicle and by foot. Facilities Management crews have made efforts to clear and salt walkways, however, in frigid temperatures standard de-icing treatments are not as effective on sidewalks and other surfaces.
Here's what you need to know to stay safe:
If you are required to work outside:
Any change to the University’s status will be posted at ohio.edu/alert and sent via email and text through the Alert System. Be sure to check frequently if you have any questions. To double check you are correctly registered with the Alert system, click here.
Baker University Center will be open and available as a warming center.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, signs of hypothermia include:
Signs of frostbite include:
Additional extreme cold weather information, including suggested response tactics to hypothermia or frostbite, can be found at http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/guide.asp.