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Health and Safety Practices for Dragon Nation

COVID-19 Risk Management Planning

Introduction: Tiffin University will follow CDC, State and Local guidelines to promote a safe campus. 

Tiffin University, while supplies last, will provide a variety of mask types in classrooms and at the entrance to the Cole Dining Hall in the Gillmor Student Center. 

Employees

  • Employees are no longer required to wear masks on campus, however, they are welcome to wear one if they choose.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be considered for employees with documented medical conditions to continue remote work.
  • Employees who are NOT fully vaccinated will be expected to take personal responsibility when traveling outside the State of Ohio.
  • Employees will actively practice social distancing of six feet or more if they are not fully vaccinated.
  • Employees are expected to clean their own offices when it comes to wiping down desks, keyboards, mice, phones, etc. Cleaning agents, paper towels, and gloves will be provided in centralized locations for employees to retrieve necessary cleaning supplies. 

Residential Students

  • All campus residential spaces have been sanitized before student arrival. 
  • All shared spaces in housing will continue to be cleaned and sanitized daily. Students will be responsible for cleaning their own rooms.
  • TU will provide access to hand soap, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing supplies for students to use inside residence halls and houses when requested.
  • As of March 2, 2022 students are no longer required to wear masks on campus, however, they are welcome to wear one if they choose.
  • A plan for isolation and quarantine housing will be implemented utilizing campus spaces separate from other housing units to provide housing to students identified as testing with probable or positive COVID-19.
  • Students who are not fully vaccinated will be expected to take personal responsibility when traveling outside the State of Ohio.
  • Additional guidelines and expectations can be found in the Student Affairs COVID-19 Guidelines.

Guidelines on COVID-19 Exposure 

COVID-19 Exposure

  • If you are fully vaccinated:
    • And if  you develop symptoms or test positive, stay home and contact the University Health Center for a letter for work, classes, and athletics.
    • You will wear a mask around others for 10 days after your exposure.
    • Test for COVID-19 day five from your exposure.
    • If you develop symptoms or test positive, stay home and contact the University Health Center.
  • If you are not vaccinated or not up to date:
    • And if  you develop symptoms or test positive, stay home and contact the University Health Center for a letter for work, classes, and athletics.
    • Stay home for five days after your last exposure.
    • Wear a mask around others for five more days.
    • Test for COVID-19 at day five.
    • If you develop symptoms or test positive, stay home and contact the University Health Center.

Positive COVID-19 Cases

  • Tiffin University has designated a point of contact for communication about COVID-19 procedures with the campus, relevant state, and local departments and agencies.
  • Any person testing positive regardless of symptoms or vaccination status:
    • If you develop symptoms or test positive, stay home and contact the Campus Care Coordinator for the next steps.
    • Stay home for five days.
    • Stay away from others as much as possible (isolate).
    • If you cannot stay away from others, wear a KN-95, N-95, or three-layer mask.
    • If you continue to have a fever or significant symptoms after day five, continue to stay home.
    • Wear a mask for the next five days.
  • Students who test positive for COVID-19 will be asked to isolate at their permanent address until given clearance from the University Health Center.  If returning home is not an option, isolation housing will be provided. 
    • Students can return to campus once they receive a notification that they are clear from the Tiffin University Health Center. Students who need accommodations with classwork must contact the Office of Disability Services. tiffin.edu/studentservices/disability-services
  • Employees must notify their supervisor as well as Human Resources and work with Human Resources for accommodations.

Equity, Access & Opportunity – Office for Disability Services 

Tiffin University’s Commitment to Equal Access and Diversity 

Tiffin University (“TU” or the “University”) is committed in policy and practice to providing an educational experience and environment that is equally accessible for all, including those with a documented disability so that individuals with disabilities have equal access and opportunity to learn and achieve based on their innate abilities and are not inhibited by barriers created by the interaction between their disability and the institutional environment and/or academic requirements. 

TU’s Office for Disability Services (ODS) supports this institutional commitment to diversity by providing educational opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities through accessible programs and services in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 ), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and other applicable federal and state regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. In addition, the Office serves as a resource to the University community by providing consultation and advocacy services related to compliance. 

TU is committed to ensuring equal access for students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who need accommodations and services to support healthy and safe engagement in learning and campus life are encouraged to follow the same process as established by the University for requesting reasonable accommodations.

TU will provide a wide range of COVID-19 related accommodations and services including:

  • Coordination of remote instruction for students with underlying conditions.
  • Housing accommodations (i.e. single room, air purifier).

Students are encouraged to submit requests in advance of the need for accommodations. Individuals must submit disability verification that meets disability documentation guidelines and includes an explicit recommendation for COVID-19 accommodations and why they are medically necessary to facilitate access to the classroom and/or campus life.

For additional information and to begin the registration process, you may go to tiffin.edu/studentservices/disability-services

Because of the evolving, fluid situation and regulations, Tiffin University will continue to make a best faith effort to protect all faculty, staff and students.