Coronavirus Updates - Tuscarawas

Please know that Kent State Tuscarawas faculty and staff are continuing to support our students and local community in a combination of on-campus and remote hours. To reach departments by phone or email use the contacts below. To reach departments by phone or email use the contacts below. You may also contact us at infotusc@kent.edu or 330-339-3391.


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REOPENING OF CAMPUSES

All students, faculty, staff will follow the Flashes Safe Seven Principles
1.    Always wear your face covering
2.    Wash your hands frequently
3.    Clean and sanitize
4.    Stay at least 6 feet apart
5.    Monitor your health every day
6.    Have questions? Reach out (Kent State Nurse Line, 330-672-2326)
7.    Flashes Take Care of Flashes

Anyone planning to be on campus who has a medical (physical or mental health) or disability related concern about the principles above should complete the Pandemic Adjustment Request Accommodation Form

Some courses will meet in person while others will be offered remotely or online. This information is available on your schedule of classes. Please note that for fall 2020 semester all courses will be remote or online beginning November 22.

Are you coming to campus? Follow these steps first: Kent State’s Safety Principles, Before you leave home

View Reopening Plans


ON CAMPUS WIFI AND COMPUTER ACCESS

Wi-Fi Access
You are welcome to use campus Wi-Fi inside or outside the buildings at any time. Our Wi-Fi range extends to a large portion of the grounds between the buildings and the parking lots, and extends to parking lots A and B and the most of lot C.

  • If you are on the lawn between Founders and Science & Tech and experience internet dropping, you may need to move a few feet so that your device is not trying to connect to both buildings
  • Stay at least 6-feet from others. If you can stay at least 6-feet apart, you can take off your mask.

Computer Access
We have over 100 computers across campus for student use located in

  • Founders Hall
    • Cyber Café (2nd floor) – Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Library/Academic Learning Commons (1st floor,) – Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • H113 (Engineering Technology wing) – Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Performing Arts Center 
    • 1st and 2nd floor lobbies – Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Science & Advanced Technology Building 
    • ST119 (1st floor) – Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • ST210 (2nd floor) – Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you are attending class remotely in a campus building

  • Bring headphones (the computers have cameras if you choose to use them and a microphone, but others may be attending class in the same room so headphones will be needed to reduce distractions)
  • Stay at least 6-feet from others
  • Wear your mask
  • If using a campus computer- clean the keyboard and mouse with the provided cloth and isopropyl alcohol cleaning solution provided. SPRAY THE CLOTH, NOT THE KEYBOARD AND MOUSE.

On Campus with your own laptop or other device
Feel free to use your own device and our Wi-Fi on campus as well. There will be several locations around campus where you can be at least 6 feet from others. There are spaces in the library, the student union, empty classrooms, and other common areas.

  • Bring headphones 
  • Stay at least 6-feet from others
  • Wear your mask

TUSC - CAMPUS VISIT FORM FOR EMPLOYEES

Faculty and staff planning to return to campus will need to complete the campus visit form before entering the building. This will allow for contact tracing in the event of an outbreak of the COVID-19 virus on campus, and will give us a clear picture of who may be involved.

Campus Visit Form


Connect with Trained Counselors 24/7

Ohio toll-free CareLine: 1-800-720-9616

National Disaster Distress Line: 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUS or Hablanos to 66746, TTY: 1-800-846-8517

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and RecoveryOhio

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


KENT STATE'S CURRENT SCHEDULE

Kent State applauds Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proactive approach to keeping our state safe during the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). To slow transmission of the virus and consistent with recommendations from state health authorities to limit large gatherings and practice physical distancing, Kent State is moving forward following preventative and proactive actions that include:

  • Reopening activities related to Phase 3 (Aug. 17-26) of the university’s four-phase reopening plan with its focus on:
  • Welcoming our Golden Flashes family to campus, as we plan for a staggered return of students.
  • Coordinating pick up locations for the Flashes Take Care of Flashes Welcome Kits.
  • Communicating the 10 Things for Kent State Students to Know about the Fall 2020 Semester.
  • Preparing for Phase 4 (Aug. 27-Dec. 20) of the university’s four-phase reopening plan with its focus on:
  • Students / Academics – Fall semester classes in session. In-person and remote instruction through Friday, Nov. 20.
  • Fall Break will be eliminated.
  • No classes will be held Monday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Nov. 27.
  • Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 30, and will be held via remote instruction only.
  • Employees – Employees needed to maintain campus operations. Faculty and staff necessary for on-campus operations and student support. Student workers on campus.
  • Research and Creative Activities – Researchers/Artists whose Request to Return to Research form has been approved by the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs.
  • Athletics – Continue phased return to athletic activities. However, MAC university presidents, voted to postpone all scheduled fall contests, as well as MAC championships, due to continuing concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
  • Events/Student Activities – Select events in accordance with state guidelines and the Flashes Safe Seven. Virtual events ongoing; check the Event Calendar.
  • Visitors – Must follow state guidelines, wear cloth face covering and maintain physical distance. Those experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms should not visit campus. Scheduled campus tours.

TUSC CAMPUS OPERATIONS

  • On Monday, Aug. 17, Tuscarawas Campus buildings will reopen with limited in-person services available.
  • All Kent State Tuscarawas 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 should discuss their work requirements with their supervisors.
  • Nov. 23 - Dec. 23: Tuscarawas Campus buildings will be closed but offices will continue to operate remotely through the end of the semester. No services or staff available Nov. 26 and 27.
  • Fall 2020 Academic Calendar Adjustment: No classes in session Nov. 23-27. Classes resume on Nov. 30 and will be held via remote instruction only through the end of the semester. 

TUSC 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.

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.

TUSC FACULTY - KEEP ON TEACHING

TUSC STAFF - KEEP ON WORKING


TUSC ACADEMIC ADVISING

  • During this time, academic advisors will assist students remotely. Schedule an appointment through KSUAdvising. Be sure to include a phone number in the comments so that your advisor can call you at your appointment time.
  • For assistance, email infotusc@kent.edu.

TUSC TUTORING SERVICES & WRITING CENTER


CONTINUE TO TAKE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

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

  • Avoid large gatherings and follow physical 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.
  • Coronavirus FAQS, as addressed by Kent State University in response to university community

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.

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