Coronavirus Updates - Trumbull

Kent State's Modified Spring Schedule

Kent State applauds Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proactive approach to keeping our state safe during the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 12, Gov. DeWine banned all indoor and outdoor events with more than 100 attendees and provided the estimate that the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ohio will likely peak between late April and mid-May. As such, we will extend remote instruction of face-to-face courses for the remainder of this semester.

To slow transmission of the virus and consistent with recommendations from state health authorities to limit large gatherings and practice social distancing, Kent State is taking the following preventative and proactive actions:

  • March 10-15: Face-to-face classes canceled.
  • March 16-20: Classes will be held via remote instruction.
  • March 23-29: Spring break will occur as scheduled.
  • March 30-End of Spring Semester: Classes will be held via remote instruction.

University and Trumbull Campus Operations

As of March 16, at 5 p.m., Kent State has reduced nearly all campus operations until further notice. Only a limited number of employees will be asked to report to their campus. Areas requiring at least a minimal physical presence on campus include health services, public safety, information technology, residence services, dining services, mail services, facilities, and a few research laboratories. Units designated for on-campus service will operate with limited staff in rotation. On March 17, most buildings will be locked.

Employees should discuss their work requirements with their supervisors.Find information about working remotely

  • March 15 information about an employee at Kent State who has been in close proximity to a person who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). This employee is in isolation for 14 days and is being tested for COVID-19. These measures are in effect. Read the full email.

    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

    Do you need a computer or internet access to continue coursework remotely?

    Spectrum Internet Free Access

    For students experiencing Proctorio issues, the support telephone number is 1-866-948-9248.

    Learning Center

    The Learning Center is now offering live, remote tutoring via Google Meet.

    • English/writing, Dr. Wetzl, Mondays/Wednesdays from 12-3 pm and on Thursdays from 2 pm.- 5 pm. Email: awetzl@kent.edu.
    • Math (all subjects), Dr. Muckridge, Mondays/Wednesdays from 12-3 pm and on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 9 am - 12 pm. Email:nmuckrid@kent.edu.
    • Study strategies, test-taking strategies, even with on-line courses, Corey Pate, Email:cmbowen@kent.edu

    Additionally, students may use eTutoring for help with writing, and the Trumbull Online Writing Lab (OWL) remains available.

    Please continue to check the KSU Trumbull app, the Learning Center website, and your KSU email for more services as they become available.

    The Learning Center continues to pursue ways to offer remote tutoring to our students.


    Academic & Financial Aid Advising

    We are committed to continuing to help you during the suspension of face-to-face courses, events, and meetings.

    Academic Advising:
    There is currently no walk-in advising available. If you would like to speak with an advisor, we encourage you to make a phone appointment.
    Academic advising remote appointments are available and can be scheduled online.
    For quick questions, email your advisor or trumbulladvisor@kent.edu

    Admissions & Advising Staff

    Financial Aid Advising:
    There is currently no walk-in advising available.
    For questions, email trumbullfinaid@kent.edu

    The University prioritizes the well-being and safety of our students, staff, and faculty and supports the principles of Flashes Take Care of Flashes!

    For quick questions:

    Gelbke Library

    The Gelbke Library is closed during this period. Access the Gelbke Library for online resources. 


    Campus Counseling

    To arrange a remote appointment, email bozimek@kent.edu.

    The Division of Mental Health and Substance Use also has created a list of anxiety & stress relief resources.

    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.


    Food Pantry

    Flash's Food Pantry is closed. 
    If you are experiencing a food emergency, email bozimek@kent.edu or wjburges@kent.edu.


    Bookstore 

    The bookstore is closed during this period.


    Fitness Center

    The fitness center will be closed during this period.

    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.

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