April 3, 2020
Given expectations that the COVID-19 outbreak will not reach its peak in Ohio for several more weeks, College leadership has been discussing the need to prolong current on-site restrictions to safeguard the Tri-C community.
In concert with Gov. Mike DeWine’s announcement to extend the state’s stay-at-home order, the College will take the following steps to help slow the spread of the virus:
College operations — with the exception of Public Safety, Plant Operations and key administrative functions — will be performed remotely through May 1. This includes the on-site student services previously suspended until April 6, as well as faculty and staff previously advised to work remotely until April 30.
- Access to Tri-C buildings will be limited to staff involved in the critical areas of operation indicated above through May 1.
- The College will continue remote delivery of classes and student services through the end of the semester and will make accommodations for labs and other hands-on learning experiences wherever possible. We expect to make an announcement regarding the summer session very soon.
We will continue to update you as events unfold. In the meantime, visit this webpage for general information about the virus, Tri-C’s ongoing response, and guidance for students, faculty and staff — particularly when it comes to finding available assistance. You can also send questions to email@example.com.
We understand the hardship this presents for some of you, but these actions are necessary to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 spread and return life to normal sooner rather than later.
We are Tri-C strong. Together, we will overcome this crisis.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response and Preparedness
Tri-C’s Office of Compliance and Risk Management is monitoring the development of all potential and confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States. Senior leadership at the College is meeting regularly to guide Tri-C’s processes, plans and protocols in regard to the situation.
On March 9, 2020, public health officials confirmed three cases of COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County. In response, Gov. Mike DeWine declared a State of Emergency in Ohio, an action that allows state departments and agencies to better coordinate their responses to protect citizens.
Tri-C is taking precautions to ensure the safety and health of the Collegewide community. In addition to issuing health bulletins on COVID-19 symptoms and prevention, the College has suspended all international and domestic travel for staff and students until further notice.
Please view the resources below and check this page for updates.