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    A Note from the President

    At Edison State Community College, the health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff—as well as their families—is of the utmost importance and concern. With this, Edison State CLOSED all physical locations on March 20 until further notice. Classes are being held via DISTANCE-LEARNING technology. Faculty and staff are working remotely to assist students and community members. Students will hear DIRECTLY from their respective deans and/or faculty instructor regarding any specific instructions as we move forward. We encourage ALL STUDENTS their ESCC email closely for updates from instructors and advisors.

    Edison State will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will determine when classes at each Edison State location will resume. We will keep you informed and will be with you every step of the way.

    Dr. Doreen Larson
    President

    Edison State Action Plan

    To provide the safest campus environment for our students, faculty and staff.  (See Prevention, Protection and Resource information below.)

    The following information is intended for Edison State students, faculty and staff—outlining the actions that Edison State is taking in response to the COVID-19 virus. This situation is fluid, therefore the information is subject to change at any time. 

  • Should I come to an Edison State location?

    NO.  All Edison State locations will close at noon on March 20 until further notice. All Edison State classes (no exceptions) will resume via distance-learning ONLY on Monday, March 23. No in-person classes will be conducted. This change will remain in effect through the end of the spring semester. 

    General Class Information

    • All classes (no exceptions) will resume via distance-learning on Monday, March 23. The last day of the spring term (including spring late classes) will remain May 9.
    • Clinicals, directed practices, internships, practicums, apprenticeships and other off-campus/work-based learning experiences will continue as scheduled, provided it is allowed by the particular workplace and per their procedures.

    Information for Students

    • If you—for whatever reason—you are unable to participate in your classes via distance learning, contact your career pathways advisor to discuss your registration options.
    • College events and activities on are cancelled until further notice. 
    • All athletic spring competition and basketball championships are cancelled.

    Information for Faculty

    • All classes (no exceptions) will resume via distance-learning on Monday, March 23. The change will remain in effect through the end of the spring semester. The last day of the spring term (including spring late classes) will remain May 9. 
    • Student success comes first, so please make sure that all decisions are in their best interest. Student will require support and accommodation.
    • Distance-learning can take many forms (Blackboard, email, telephone, regular mail, etc.). Using Blackboard is highly encouraged but is NOT a requirement.
    • Clinicals, directed practices, internships, practicums, apprenticeships and other off-campus/work-based learning experiences will continue as scheduled, provided it is allowed by the particular workplace and per their procedures.
    • The in-person, hands-on component of any Edison State course will be postponed indefinitely until locations are able to reopen.
    • Contact your students as soon as possible with specific information regarding accessing coursework remotely, assignments, schedules, etc.
    • If you have specific questions regarding how to conduct your class, please contact your Dean or the Provost.

    Technology

    • The College has a limited number of laptops and iPads for instructors to use to conduct classes. If you are in urgent need of equipment, please email your request to support@edisonohio.edu.
    • If you need technical support in delivering instruction, please contact Jessica Edwards | Director of Distance Learning by email or call 937.778.7826.
    • We are currently asking faculty to NOT use the College's VPN. This should not impair your ability to conduct classes. If you have items necessary for conducting classes, that are saved on your Z-drive, you will NOT have access to these items when working remotely. 

    Information for Employees

    • All Edison State locations will close at non on March 20 until further notice. 
    • All employees will be paid as normal throughout the duration of Edison State modified operating procedures.
    • All College events and activities are cancelled until further notice. 
    • All athletic spring competition and basketball championships are cancelled.
    • Follow normal HR protocol for reporting absences. Any questions, please contact Linda Peltier | Executive Director of Human Resources via email. In ALL instances, contact you immediate supervisor ASAP.

  • Prevention

    Below are recommendations for proper hygiene necessary to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
    • Stay home if you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue into the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.

    Protection

    Edison State has outlined several initiatives that go into effect immediately.

    • All Edison State locations will move to an online distance-learning method.
    • Edison State will curtail large gatherings.
    • All individuals should utilize the installed hand sanitizers when entering and exiting the Piqua campus.
    • Establish social distancing standards, allowing 4–6 feet of space between you and those around you.

    Additional Resources

    You can read about preventative measures recommended by Public Health Departments and the Centers for Disease Control at the links listed below.

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    State Departments of Health

    Local Departments of Health

    Centers for Disease Control

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