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Coronavirus Response

In the midst of this global pandemic, the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority.

Coronavirus Response and Information

We have all watched with concern as the COVID-19 pandemic has now made a significant impact to our state and nation. We are charting new territory as we respond to the rapidly-evolving public health crisis and our highest priority must be the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and communities.

Relying on guidance from national, state, and local health authorities about how to slow the spread of the virus, we have made the decision to move to remote and online instruction through the end of spring semester for all our campuses and locations. Classes will resume online following our extended Spring Break on Monday, March 23.

Students who live in residence halls should have already been contacted by the Division of Student Affairs with information about scheduling time to move out. Final information regarding housing will be provided to students who were living on campus no later than the end of day on Monday, March 16. The latest information on housing can be found here.

If you have reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and have a fever and/or other symptoms, please call your physician. If you have questions regarding COVID-19 contact your local health department. In Athens, call 740-592-4431. Or, contact the Ohio Department of Health at 1-833- 4 ASK- ODH (1-833-427-5634).

If you have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 that are not answered on this page or in the FAQ sections below, please email coronavirus@ohio.edu.

As this is an evolving situation, we will continue to provide updates to the University community via email, this website and OHIO university social media accounts.

To note: Governor Mike DeWine declared a state of emergency in Ohio. For the latest information from the Ohio Department of Health, visit the new Coronavirus.Ohio.gov website.


Impacts on Campus Operations

  • Reducing Campus Density

    Information for various groups regarding reducing the number of people living, working, or visiting our campuses.

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  • Stay at Home Order Impacts

    Information for Students and Faculty Related to Ohio's Stay at Home Order

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Virtual Operations

Resources for learning, teaching, and working remotely while campus access is restricted.

Campus Visits and Tours Canceled

Because we are taking extensive measures to keep our communities safe, all scheduled campus visits and tours are canceled until further notice. We still want you to experience OHIO’s incredible campus though, so please reschedule for a later date.

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OHIO Experts

In February, as news that the spread of coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, had reached the United States, OHIO University consulted faculty experts for information about the virus from the perspective of their field of expertise.

Dr. Calvin James, virologist and professor of biomedical sciences with a focus in immunofluorescence, cell culture and gel electrophoresis, along with Dr. Winfried Just, an expert in mathematical epidemiology, Dr. Parul Jain, an expert in health campaigns media, and Dr. Todd Fredricks, a practicing physician and associate professor of family medicine, share their expertise around the situation that has now been deemed a global pandemic and a national emergency in the United States.