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COVID-19 Checklist for Colleges and Universities

Top 5 Things You Can Do to Prepare for COVID-19

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, strongly recommends that all colleges and universities immediately take the following actions:

  • Prepare to conduct all classes online. When cancelling in-person classes, look to other universities for examples.
  • Cancel or postpone mass gatherings. For sporting events family members and media will still be able to attend.
  • Screen students returning to school from international travel or cruises, including but not limited to students returning from spring break travel. Cancel or postpone any university- sponsored international or non-essential travel for students and faculty.
  • Engage campus EMA/EMS/campus police to establish an incident command system structure in case it is needed.
  • Establish food delivery services from cafeterias so that students who have illness consistent with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) do not have to leave their rooms to get food.

For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634).

Additional resources:

Study Abroad Guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/student-foreign-travel.html.

Prevention Info-graphic

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals
  • Wash hands often with water and soap (20 seconds or longer)
  • Dry hands with a clean towel or air dry your hands
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands or after touching surfaces
  • Clean and disinfect "High-Touch" surfaces often
  • Call before visiting your doctor
  • Practice good hygiene habits 

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