Safety Protocols & Procedures
As of May 13, 2022, students, faculty, and staff reporting to in-person activities are not required to submit an online health assessment. However, all community members are expected to complete a Daily Health Check and should not report to College facilities when they are sick or if they have tested positive for COVID-19.
Guidance: Addressing Students with Visible Symptoms of Illness
What to keep in mind:
- Conversations about health and visible symptoms are best held away from others to avoid embarrassment or escalated concern among others in the area.
- Access to healthcare, fear about taking time away from work/school, and financial strains may be of concern to some individuals during this time, and this may be what is behind resistance to resting or receiving medical attention. This reality means individuals may respond emotionally when engaging in conversations about visible symptoms.
- Remote services will continue to be available during standard business hours, even though some in-person services will be reinstituted. Individuals may believe they need to be on campus to access services. However, in most cases, we can reassure a student that remote support is available and that someone will follow up with them once they leave College property in an effort to put their health first.
- Centering the conversation on care for the individual’s health and wellness, not necessarily on impact to others, aligns well to our culture of compassion and may avoid escalation or defensiveness.
- When speaking with the student, keep the safety of both you and the student in mind by utilizing social distancing and facial coverings.
Ohio Department of Health 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)