COVERING COVID-19

Covering the impact and effects of the coronavirus pandemic on campus and in Athens County.

INTRODUCTION

Ohio University and the state of Ohio have taken measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

OU announced March 13 all in-person instruction will cease for the rest of the Spring Semester. This came after the original announcement of moving to online instruction until the end of March.

The university has also canceled all current and future travel programs until at least Fall Semester.

The Post will be following responses from the university and city of Athens to the coronavirus in order to best inform the community and students of precautions, safety measures and more.

This landing page will be updated continually to reflect the most recent information.


MAP



Tracking the Virus
This map provides the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in each Ohio county. Please visit The Ohio Department of Health for more recent updates of cases.
Last updated: July 4, 2020 at 2:13 p.m.
# of Confirmed Cases
  • 0
  • 1-4,000+
Ohio University
MAP: Taylor Johnston | DIGITAL MANAGING EDITOR
SOURCE: Ohio Department of Health

RECENT UPDATES

Restaurants and businesses prepare, reopen in midst of COVID-19
Restaurants and businesses prepare, reopen in midst of COVID-19
Ohio University employee tests positive for COVID-19
Fourth COVID-19 case reported in Athens County
OU summer courses to be instructed online
First COVID-19 death in Athens County reported
First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Athens County
OU student tests positive for COVID-19
OU announces pausing ‘budget reductions’ amidst COVID-19 pandemic
Athens businesses cut back further due to coronavirus
Petition to change grading to pass/fail gets student attention
Triage tents set up outside O’Bleness Hospital
Ohio governor announces mandatory stay at home order
Local businesses, school districts rally to feed students out of school
OU postpones all spring commencement ceremonies
Fests not allowed by OU, Athens
Resources available around Athens for students, residents
Athens bars, restaurants forced to adjust, close in response to coronavirus
Ohio governor orders for bars and restaurants to cease inside services
Campus Recreation closed until further notice
OU announces faculty, staff members working remotely
OU to have online instruction for the rest of Spring Semester
OU cancels all summer travel programs
OU extends spring break for 1 week
Wrestling: NCAA Tournament canceled due to coronavirus pandemic
OU suspends student organization events, child-care activities
Mid-American Conference Tournament canceled in response to coronavirus outbreak
Students allowed into dorms until March 16 to retrieve items
Ohio University suspends in-person classes due to concerns about coronavirus
OU activates Critical Incident Response Team for coronavirus
Marching 110 trip to Japan canceled due to coronavirus
Student Senate: Rising coronavirus concerns addressed
Over 30 students’ spring break trips canceled due to concerns over coronavirus
OU provides information about novel coronavirus

AUTHOR: The Post Staff
COPY EDITOR: Kevin Pan
PHOTOS: Photo Staff
WEB DEVELOPMENT: Taylor Johnston