At Edison State Community College, the health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and their families is of the utmost importance. The College has moved into Phase 4 of the Edison State COVID Recovery Plan. Please review these guidelines below.
CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker
Edison State Phase 4 Guidelines—Fall 2022
Edison State is operating under Phase 4 of the Edison State COVID Recovery Plan. We anticipate remaining under this status for the remainder of the 2022–2023 academic year.
We actively review local, state and national health data and remain in close communication with the Miami County Health Department on all aspects of health and wellness. We continue to promote access to vaccinations and will host a campus vaccine clinic this fall.
First and foremost, we urge student, faculty and staff to stay home when experiencing any signs of illness.
In the event that someone is working in an office and displays symptoms of illness, the department supervisor has the authority to request the person go home or wear a mask while on campus.
The Facilities team continues to diligently clean areas of public use and they will specifically sanitize areas upon notice of an ill student or employee.
We do not anticipate comprehensive campus closures, but we are monitoring attendance trends and the severity of community illness. Targeted actions will be triggered by circumstances deemed to disrupt the educational or service capacity of the College.
All staff are responsible for their own health and the health of students and co-workers. Please stay home when sick, take advantage of all vaccines, utilize vacation and sick time and consult with Darlene Francis regarding your health and wellness. —Dr. Larson, 09.06.2022
- Facial coverings are not required for employees, students or visitors at any Edison State location. Masks are most certainly acceptable and we encourage you to make the best choice for your personal health and for the campus community as a whole.
- Water fountains will remain closed. Some water fountains have the capacity to fill water bottles.
- Vending machines will be operational.
- In-person services will be available, including the library and tutoring services.
Resources available to you
- There are TWO convenient dropboxes at the Piqua Campus—one is located outside the Robinson Student Career Center—the other is located outside the North Hall entrance.
- Instructors are available to assist you with any course-related questions that you may have.
- Review your course syllabus for your instructor's contact information.
- Stay in contact and reach out early and regularly with any questions or concerns.
- If you need any other type of assistance, please contact your Career Pathways Advisor first. Names and contact information for advisors can be found here.
- If you need assistance with a technology or log-in issues click here or phone 937.778.7957.
- Online tutoring is available through the Ohio eTutoring Collaborative. Click here for information and availability.
Below are recommendations for proper hygiene necessary to contain the spread of the COVID 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.