COVID-19 Update

Ensuring the safety of our campus community is always our top priority. At the recommendation of State of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to Ohio’s colleges and universities, we at Terra State are taking decisive, proactive steps to minimize our risk to the growing threat of COVID-19. We will be updating this page periodically and sending updates as the situation evolves.

5/20/20

What Do Students Need To Know?

1. Details of our 2020 Commencement have been released. Click the link below to view a letter from our President, Dr. Schumacher.

A letter from our President with Commencement details

2. To help ensure you have the necessary resources to complete your Spring 2020 coursework, the recently passed CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) provides emergency financial aid grant for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Emergency financial aid grant funding can be requested to cover food, housing, transportation, course materials, technology, health care and child care.

To qualify to request emergency financial aid grant funding, you must have been enrolled at Terra State Community College (credit or non-credit) for spring semester 2020 and eligible for participation in Section 484 of the Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (possess U.S. citizenship or be an eligible noncitizen; have a valid Social Security number; be registered with Selective Service [if the student is male]; and possess a high school diploma / GED / completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting). Funds will be distributed according to a variety of factors including determined need and consideration of special circumstances.

You may submit multiple requests during the duration of the emergency, but funding is limited. You are encouraged to include as many of the allowable expenses which apply in your initial request, and include documentation as available.

Submit your completed form to Todd Long, Associate Dean of Students, at tlong08@terra.edu.

Download the Terra CARES form here

View the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting Announcement

3. The campus bookstore will now be open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. In addition, there will be a few modifications put in place:

  • All students will be required to use the store's exterior entrance on the south side of Building B
  • Students are not allowed in the main atrium of Building B
  • Students will not be required to sign in/sign out when using the outside entrance
  • We will require the use of mask while in the store
  • Patrons must keep their social distancing by maintaining 6' spacing

As an alternative to visiting in person, FREE GROUND SHIPPING has been extended to ensure the campus community has textbooks and other essential items. Visit The Titan Shop website to place an order.

4. The rest of campus remains closed at this time. This includes all classrooms, on-campus labs, student services, computer labs, offices and The Ronald L. Neeley Conference and Hospitality Center. 

5. All on-campus labs are suspended for the remainder of the spring semester. Labs offered online will not change and students in those labs will finish by the end of the semester. This change is only for those students who have on-campus labs. Students will be contacted by their instructors for more details. Effected students will receive a temporary incomplete on their grade report and will receive an additional four weeks to complete the lab(s).

6. Modifications are being made to the Summer 2020 schedule to convert all classes to remote learning to ensure everyone’s health and safety as we monitor state and national directives during the current pandemic.

7. According to Governor Mike DeWine, K-12 students will continue to take their classes online for the remainder of the fall semester. Please see the COVID-19 update for CCP students for details on the delivery of Terra State courses. Students enrolled in courses meeting at other locations, such as employers’ facilities, will continue to meet in existing format (including in person) so long as the host site conducts regular business. Should a host site need to change business operations, each situation and group of students will be addressed individually.

8. The College recommends those traveling review information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

9. Everyone is encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and protocols to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including the following:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  •  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose and/or after 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 they are visibly dirty

Future official notices and updates will be conveyed via Terra State email. Every employee and student is asked to please check email regularly. Notifications of official updates will be shared via social media and other means.

Additional Details

FAQs 

Links & Resources

CDC Information about COVID-19

CDC Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program For Small Businesses

Free Spectrum Internet for 60 Days for Students

Governor Mike DeWine Video Updates

Ohio COVID-19 Call Center: 833.427.5634

Ohio Department of Health Updates

Sandusky County Public Health Updates

U-Haul Offering Free 30 Day Storage to College Students

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