Ohio University Lancaster is committed to acting responsibly to ensure the public health and safety of our campus and community. David Scheffler, Mayor of Lancaster and Carissa Anderson, associate dean of Regional Higher Education and Lifelong Learning and interim associate dean of Campus Operations for OHIO Lancaster, recently signed a Campus Compact, agreeing to work together on public health concerns related to COVID-19.
This compact between Ohio University Lancaster and the City of Lancaster formally documented the commitment to work together to find solutions to benefit the community at large.
In order to work with one another toward mutually beneficial solutions, we recognize our communities must:
- maintain the health and safety of the Ohio University and Lancaster communities, which are community efforts;
- ensure each member of our communities observe heightened health and safety precautions;
- embrace a culture of care and encourage members of our communities to accept some inconvenience, an essential action to keep our community safe, protect our own families and friends, and ensure business continuity;
- support one another – as individuals and in community – by actively listening and assisting one another where possible and safe.
On behalf of our communities, we are committing to working together to ensure accountability, and cooperation in adhering to policies, ordinances, and public-health practices that will keep our community, and every member of it safe, as well as reduce disruption in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.