NEWARK, Ohio, June 30, 2020 – Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will reserve the use of all campus spaces, not including the Rotary Park Pavilion in Newark, for internal business purposes only, including instruction, through December 31, 2020. No external events or services will be held on campus during this time frame. This announcement applies to all four COTC campuses in Newark, Coshocton, Mount Vernon and Pataskala.
Ohio State has announced it will resume in-person classes this autumn. A teaching-and-learning approach that combines in-person and distance methods is also being developed.
COTC announced that it will conduct classes in remote, in-person and hybrid formats this autumn. Key elements of the plan are the continuation of remote delivery for lecture-only classes and the resumption of full face-to-face instruction for classes that require a student's physical presence in a laboratory (primarily healthcare program labs).
Both institutions will follow CDC guidelines to lessen the spread of COVID-19. This includes classroom occupancy limits, physical distancing, safety signage and the use of personal protective equipment.
Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At Central Ohio Technical College, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that's inclusive of diversity, challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State's more than 200 majors.