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Please visit this page regularly to check on the latest updates regarding Ohio Christian's continued response to the Coronavirus.

FOR OUR COMMUNITY

To ensure the health and safety of the Ohio Christian community, our Emergency Response Team is actively monitoring the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) around the globe and here at home. We have created this center to keep our students, staff, faculty, and friends up to date on Ohio Christian University's response and safety measures.

Beyond public health considerations, we are concerned about the well-being of students affected by the impact of the outbreak. As part of our on-going Emergency Preparedness planning, we continue to monitor multiple communications from various sources to make sure we are up to date on the virus and its possible impact here in Ohio. 

On March 11, Ohio Christian University announced to students, faculty, and staff the moving of all on-campus, face-to-face instruction to an online modality in response to the international viral outbreak of 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thankfully, Ohio Christian is uniquely adept to adjust and continue on educating all students through online courses. On March 12, all athletic-related activities were suspended. On March 18, students were notified that classes will remain in an online format for the remainder of the semester. The Tree of Life bookstore has provided a solution to all traditional students to receive up to seven online books, free of charge.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Ohio Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Ohio Department of Health Call Center 1-833-4-ASK-ODH

WHAT IS THE CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear between 2 to 14 days after exposure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends contacting your professional health care provider if you are experiencing symptoms, have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case or have traveled to a destination with higher numbers of confirmed cases.

Take Steps to Protect Yourself

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people

Take Steps to Protect Others

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow
    • Throw used tissues in the trash
    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick

Clean and Disinfect

Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.