State of Ohio's Curfew and NEOMED's Response

Dear NEOMED students, faculty and staff:

Gov. DeWine has announced that the Ohio Department of Health has issued a statewide curfew beginning at 10 p.m. tonight – Thursday, Nov. 19. The curfew is from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. daily and currently set to last for 21 days. To comply, we will close the NEW Center and the University’s administrative offices at 10 p.m. each evening. Only those who need to come in to work or do critical research will be allowed to access the campus after that.

Here’s how the orders will impact you:

The only campus activities permitted between from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. daily will be:

  1. University workers normally assigned work hours from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. (example: campus operations and police);
  2. Personnel called in for emergent/urgent operational issues; and
  3. Laboratory research activity viewed as critical by the faculty investigator (this may include graduate student researchers).

Residents of The Village are expected to remain in their apartments, except for urgent or emergent reasons.

According to the Ohio Department of Health, “The curfew will not apply to those going to or from work, those who have an emergency, or those who need medical care. The curfew is not intended to stop anyone from getting groceries or going to a pharmacy. Picking up carry-out or a drive-thru meal and ordering for delivery will be permitted, but serving food and drink in person must cease at 10 p.m.”

Should you have questions regarding the curfew, please contact Mary Taylor, vice president for operations and finance, via email at or by phone at 330.697.2773 (cell)/330.325.6728 (office).  If there are questions after hours please contact Campus Police via email at or by phone at 330.325.5911.

In addition to following curfew orders, NEOMED is encouraging students, faculty and staff to ‘Resist the HUGG’ this holiday season by Holding back the Urge to Gather in Groups. With COVID-19 cases on the rise, this is a way we can help to keep the NEOMED community and our families safer during holiday breaks.

Please stay safe.

John T. Langell

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