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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 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 summer semester for all our campuses and locations.

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.


Fall 2020 Planning

With the health and safety of our University community at the top of our minds, we are preparing to welcome students back to our campuses this fall. As we work to deliver on our academic mission in the midst of a global pandemic, we recognize this will be a fall unlike any other. We have engaged expertise across our campus to plan the best possible student experience while reducing any risk to our campuses and the communities we serve. 

Fall 2020 Planning Process Report and Recommendations

Impacts on Campus Operations


    Reducing Campus Density

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


    Stay at Home Order Impacts

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

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.

Take a Virtual Tour

OHIO Experts

Drs. Winfried Just, Mathematics, Jennifer Hines, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and E. Glenn Dutcher, Economics discuss the coronavirus disease, COVID-19 and the economic and the human impacts of this global pandemic.

Earlier this year in February, Dr. Calvin James, virologist and professor of biomedical sciences 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 shared their expertise on the coronavirus.