Ashtabula COVID-19 Campus Advisory and Remote Campus Resources

Updated 1/7/21

COVID-19 QUESTIONS

  • If you have questions regarding COVID-19 please call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634) or email coronavirus@kent.edu.
  • Kent State University's One Stop for Student Services is taking calls to answer questions and concerns at 330-672-6000.

VIEW KENT STATE COVID-19 UPDATES & FAQS


ASHTABULA CAMPUS OPERATIONS

  • Ashtabula Campus buildings are open. Most offices and services are operating remotely through the end of January. Employees who can work from home should do so. 
  • All Kent State Ashtabula community members and visitors are required to adhere to the Flashes Safe Seven principles to ensure the safety of our community. Face coverings are required.
  • Spring 2021 classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 19 and will be delivered in-person and remotely as planned.
  • All Kent State Ashtabula community members and visitors are required to adhere to the Flashes Safe Seven principles to ensure the safety of our community. Face coverings are required.
  • Employees who have acknowledged “On-Campus Work Procedures for Fall” can work on campus. Working remote is preferred option for those who can. Employees should discuss their work requirements with their supervisors.

SPRING 2021 REOPENING PLANS


See instructions below on how to access the available campus resources.


Kent State Coronavirus Information Page

REMOTE RESOURCES


ASHTABULA CAMPUS COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

 
CAMPUS IS OPEN, BUT LIMITED

The Ashtabula Campus is open to all students, not just students taking in-person classes. However, to limit the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you not come to campus unless you need to use a quiet space on campus to attend a remote synchronous class or to use a campus service such as the library, bookstore, a computer lab, wi-fi, etc. Many services will be conducted remotely for the fall semester. Face coverings must be worn while on campus. Continue to practice Flashes Safe Seven.

CLEANING & DISINFECTING

Campus areas will be cleaned and disinfected twice per day. Cleaning and disinfecting stations are located throughout campus. Please do not move cleaning supplies from room to room. Plexiglass barriers have been installed in high traffic offices and areas.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU FEEL YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get emergency medical care immediately and/or call 911 and:


ASHTABULA CAMPUS ASSISTANCE 

  • Email ashtabula@kent.edu or call 440-964-4217. Emails and messages will be returned usually by the next business day.
  • Campus Security can be reached at 440-964-4444. Save this number as a favorite in your phone.

Dean Stocker Updates

Students, this new learning environment can be challenging for some - don't give up, we're here to help. Stay strong and healthy - we're all in this together.

Fall Semester - November 2020 Campus Update

Welcome to Fall 2020 at Kent State Ashtabula!

Dean Stocker Campus Update (April 1, 2020)

Dean Stocker Campus Update (3-20-2020)

 

Campus Update from Dean Stocker (3-18-2020)


KEEP ON LEARNING

Under unusual and difficult circumstances your instructors and university staff are working hard to make sure your education has as few interruptions as possible.

Face-to-face classes are being offered via remote instruction. The learning management system, Blackboard, will be the primary platform used for delivering your class remotely. Your instructor may choose to deliver synchronous (real-time) video-conferences or may post content for you to read or watch asynchronously. We have posted quick reference guides to get you started.

Student Remote Learning Information

Student Grading FAQs

Specific courses without pass/fail grades


Advising and Financial Aid:

All advising and financial aid appointments will be handled via telephone, effective immediately through April 12. Please note we still intend to provide all expected services during this time in a remote fashion. 

Advising as well as financial aid can be reached at 440-964-4217 or by emailing acadvising@kent.edu for advising concerns or ashtabulafinancialaid@kent.edu for financial aid questions.

You can also link to our web pages at:https://www.kent.edu/ashtabula/academic-advisingorhttps://www.kent.edu/ashtabula/aid


Academic Success Center

TUTORING

All tutoring is available via email through specific subject tutors as listed below and effective immediately until students return to campus.

WRITING CENTER

For assistance on a writing assignment in any course contact one of following:

SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION (SI)

SI sessions for Biological Sciences and Chemistry will be held at regular SI times via Blackboard. Please contact your SI Leaders for additional information.

SAS

Accommodations will still be provided remotely! Contact Irene J. Skleres with any questions or concerns - sasashtabula@kent.edu or 440-964-4304.

ETUTORING

Available 24/7 at this link: eTutoring


Campus Counseling

Campus counseling is available to support any student who wants to talk, and also to make recommendations or referrals for anyone in our university community. For a remote appointment call 440-964-4319 or email jslivins@kent.edu.

It's extra important to use self-care at this time, so healthy eating, prioritizing sleep, exercising and relaxing are great ways to take care of ourselves. 

Kent Cares Resource Page

Here are some tips to manage stress surrounding COVID-19:

Faculty and staff may contact Kent State University’s Employee Assistance Program, IMPACT, at 1-800-227-6007, for live, immediate assistance.

In addition, there are several 24/7 professional support services available that can also connect you to local resources. You can reach the Crisis Text Hotline by texting 741-741. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or by visiting their website for a live chat.


Bookstore

  • Through the remainder of the Spring 2020 term, we will offer free access to eTextbooks for students at Barnes & Noble College campuses that have closed due to COVID-19 through our partnership with VitalSource.

  • We are offering you and your students free access to our online self-tutoring and writing resources via www.bartleby.com. Through June 15, students will have access to 10 free step-by-step solutions and tutoring, per month, from bartleby learn, as well as free premium access to a 24/7 virtual writing center through bartleby write.


WHAT CAN YOU DO?

The same steps you take to prevent the spread of the flu and the common cold will also help prevent the spread of coronavirus:

  • Avoid large gatherings and follow social distancing recommendations of 3-6 feet.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm or a tissue.
  • Avoid exposure to others who are sick.
  • Stay home while you are ill (except to visit a healthcare professional) and avoid close contact with others.
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately and call ahead before visiting the healthcare provider’s office. Most people with COVID-19 develop mild to moderate illness without the need for medical care. Those with underlying health conditions are at a higher risk for developing serious illness. Currently, there are no vaccines available to prevent novel coronavirus infections.

Because Flashes take care of Flashes, we ask you to show care and compassion to your fellow Flashes and neighbors who may be experiencing anxiety or fears.

For more information, visit Kent State’s coronavirus information page or email coronavirus@kent.edu.

Additional information can be found here:

Kent State Coronavirus Information Page


As the university continues to monitor the current COVID-19 situation, you can expect updates. Please be sure to regularly check your kent.edu email as it continues to serve as the university's official form of communication.