We are reaching out today to implore you to remain vigilant in your efforts to do your part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus as we near the end of the semester. As cases continue to increase locally, nationally, and around the globe, it is more critical than ever that we remain unrelentingly diligent in our efforts to keep our community safe and well.
As you plan your activities for the coming days and weekends, please keep in mind that quarantine and isolation procedures remain a critical part of our COVID-19 initiatives. Should you find yourself in quarantine or isolation prior to the end of the semester on November 24, you will be required to remain in quarantine or isolation until you are released by the Alliance City Health Department, even if that period of time exceeds the end of the semester and the Thanksgiving holiday.
Also, keep in mind that you are free to depart campus early for the holiday break as long as the in-person component of your classes has concluded. Before doing so, please confirm with your professors that the remainder of your coursework will be conducted online. If any portion of a course requires in-class attendance, you should plan to attend in person.
As you may have heard, yesterday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine offered a state-wide address during which he shared the dire circumstances that the State of Ohio is currently facing as a result of continually-increasing positive cases of COVID-19. During his remarks, he issued a revised mask order and new social gathering order.
Please continue to adhere to the state's mandates in addition to the institution’s four personal safety practices and the additional recommendations provided below regarding your interactions with individuals on and off campus. As a reminder, the four personal safety practices include the following:
- Conduct a daily health self-assessment
- Wear a face covering
- Maintain social distancing
- Maintain personal hygiene