Given the uncertainties related to the current pandemic, our plans will continue to evolve. This will require continued flexibility as we work to ensure your health and safety, as well as academic success.
Given the CDC and Ohio Department of Health’s updated guidance, effective immediately, Owens Community College will no longer require fully vaccinated faculty, staff, and students to wear masks on its campuses (except if required by local ordinance).
In addition, beginning June 2, 2021, the Ohio Department of Health will amend its remaining health orders to state that those people who have not been vaccinated, should, but are not required to, wear a mask and socially distance.
Anyone who prefers to continue to wear a mask, whether vaccinated or not, may continue to do so. The COVID-19 Response Team reminds faculty, staff and students that if they are experiencing symptoms, are exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19, they must complete the COVID-19 Notification Form.
Please note: The Owens Community College shuttle service will still require riders to wear a mask per the updated federal and state guidelines.
Masks will continue to be strongly recommended for faculty, staff, and students who are not fully vaccinated, and the College will continue its increased safety and cleaning measures throughout its campuses.
To learn more about COVID-19 testing and COVID-19 vaccines, faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to visit the Ohio Department of Health – COVID-19 website.
The COVID-19 Response Team appreciates all faculty, staff, and students’ patience during this time. If you have questions or concerns related to this update, please contact the COVID-19 Response Team at email@example.com.
This global pandemic has interrupted the lives of students, staff, and faculty. We encourage everyone to obtain information from your health care provider and follow any necessary health and safety precautions, including information from the Ohio Department of Health, Toledo-Lucas County, Wood County and Hancock County health departments, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Email us at COVID19@owens.edu.