UNOH to Suspend Face-to-Face Courses

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2020


UPDATE: This information has been updated with the following: UPDATE to Suspend Face-to-Face Classes on March 13, 2020.

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

The University of Northwestern Ohio’s Cabinet, in conjunction with the Emergency Response Team, continues to update our plans and protocols in consultation with the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Governor’s Office, as well as local and regional agencies.  While there are no known cases of COVID-19 in Allen County or northwest Ohio, we are choosing to join other universities around the state in being as proactive as possible to slow any potential spread of the novel coronavirus.

After receiving guidance from the Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the University of Northwestern Ohio will be suspending face-to-face instruction after Thursday, March 19, 2020.  Classes will continue on campus as scheduled through that date. This date will allow students to complete their current coursework prior to spring break.

During the coming weeks, we urge all students to make choices that are best for their own personal health situations. Faculty have been guided to be flexible regarding class attendance during this time. Student Activities at Racers Station have been suspended. The Indoor Athletic Complex will be closed to student use. Food Services will continue as a grab-and-go service only. Students are being advised to limit travel and refrain from gathering in large groups and practice social distancing.

Previously planned university-sponsored domestic and international student trips for internships, learning experiences, or conferences have been suspended. Only approved, essential business travel will be permitted.

Outdoor athletic competitions will continue at this time, indoor athletic events have been suspended.

The University remains open for operation. University employees are required to report to work as usual. University Cabinet has been directed to work with supervisors and managers on making flexible accommodations for employees.

Students residing in University dorms may remain in their residence.  Cleaning supplies such as disinfecting wipes and sprays are available for their use from the Housing Office.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and we will communicate updates as soon as information becomes available.  Continue to check the UNOH News Center and your UNOH email for announcements.

For detailed information on precautionary measures related to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the UNOH Coronavirus website. Additional information on COVID-19 can be found at the CDC website.


We will reevaluate these guidelines as more information becomes available.



Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis


University of Northwestern Ohio

Category: Campus & Community

Keywords: coronavirus, covid-19

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Last updated: 03/13/2020