Ashtabula Campus COVID-19 Information & Updates

Updated 8/27/21

KENT STATE COVID-19 UPDATES

Friday, Aug. 27, 2021Kent State Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

COVID-19 DASHBOARD    FLASHES COVID-19 PREVENTION INFORMATION

 


ASHTABULA CAMPUS FALL 2021 OPERATIONS

  • Effective Aug. 4, face coverings are required indoors for everyone, regardless of vaccination status on all Kent State campuses.
  • The Ashtabula Campus is fully open and operational. Open hours are posted on each office's website. See below.
  • Kent State Ashtabula community members and visitors should follow Flashes COVID-19 prevention measures to ensure the safety of our community.
  • Employees should discuss their work requirements with their supervisors.

ASHTABULA CAMPUS COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

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:

COVID-19 SELF-TEST KITS

BinaxNOW self-test kits are available for free to any member of the Kent State community and can be picked up in Kent State Ashtabula's Student Services suite.

Student Services Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

COVID-19 VACCINE EXEMPTION

On Aug. 27, 2021, Kent State issued a COVID-19 vaccine requirement effective Dec. 20, 2021. Exemptions to this requirement will be granted for medical, religious or personal conscience reasons. Anyone seeking an exemption must submit the appropriate request form (see below) and accompanying documentation. Submitting the request form and appropriate documentation does not grant you an automatic exemption. Exemption requests will be individually reviewed for completion, accuracy of information and direct relevance to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Please do not assume that because you have requested an exemption that it is or will be approved. Submitting your request starts the review process. You will be notified, in writing, whether your request is approved or denied. Denials cannot be appealed, but you may submit a new exemption request if additional supporting documentation becomes available. The review process is expected to take up to four weeks, after the submission of the appropriate request form and documentation.

COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption

 


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.

 

KEEP ON LEARNING / TEACHING / WORKING

 
STUDENTS - KEEP ON LEARNING

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

Many 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. 

FACULTY - KEEP ON TEACHING

STAFF - KEEP ON WORKING


 

Academic Advising and Financial Aid:

The Ashtabula Academic Advising and Financial Aid staffs are assisting students remotely.

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-advising or https://www.kent.edu/ashtabula/aid


Admissions


Academic Success Center

TUTORING

Tutoring is available in person and virtual. Please check Just In Time for Academic Success inside Blackboard.

WRITING CENTER

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION (SI)

SI sessions for Chemistry 

Contact Irene J. Skleres with any questions or concerns - academicservicesac@kent.edu or 440-964-4305.

 

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


Bookstore


CAMPUS TOURS


COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS


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.


EVENTS


FLASHCARD STUDENT ID

  • New Ashtabula Campus students can request a FLASHcard online. Contact Student Services at 440-964-4217 for assistance.

LIBRARY


SENIOR GUESTS


CONTINUE TO TAKE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

Flashes COVID-19 Prevention

It is imperative that we take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  1. Please see Facial Covering and Physical Distancing Guidelines for up-to-date information on facial covering requirements,
  2. Practice good hand hygiene.
  3. Clean and sanitize your workspaces and common spaces throughout the day.
  4. Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from others.
  5. Self-monitor your health daily for COVID-19 symptoms, and do not go to class or work if you are ill. 
  6. Reach out to the COVID Response Team at 330-672-2525 to report symptoms, ask health questions, seek treatment or arrange for a COVID-19 test. 
  7. Demonstrate kindness and respect in all that we do – it’s the best way to show that Flashes Take Care of Flashes.
  8. Get a COVID-19 vaccination to protect yourself and others.

Additional information can be found here:

We take all of these steps to ensure the health and safety of our campus community and to be proactive in an effort to prevent illness while continuing the academic mission of the university.

We will continue to monitor the outbreak and will align our recommendations with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization and other city, state and federal agencies.

SUBSCRIBE TO FLASHALERTS

 


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.