Dear NEOMED Community:
As you may have heard, Gov. Mike DeWine announced that director of Ohio Department of Health, Dr. Amy Acton, has signed a stay-at-home order for Ohio, beginning 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 23, and continuing until April 6.
Operationally, all NEOMED measures mentioned in yesterday’s notice will continue.
However, as executive orders from the governor’s office expand, we will emphasize such requirements.
Beginning tomorrow, everyone is encouraged to work from home.
Several of us will be on campus tomorrow to retrieve documents and other materials that will allow us to work remotely, but there should be very low numbers of individuals on campus.
The only individuals deemed essential per today’s executive order are: required maintenance and operations team members to keep the buildings safe, functioning and secure; NEOMED police officers and others in the Department of Safety; and Comparative Medicine Unit (CMU) personnel and others charged with overseeing the health and wellness of our animals.
Students will be permitted to come into the building only if they lack sufficient internet access to complete their coursework remotely.
We appreciate your understanding during these challenging times. We take comfort in knowing the important roles all of you play in the medical education, research and care that many depend upon during such times.
We also appreciate that one of our own, Dr. Acton, is showing how the NEOMED Community responds to times of crisis.
Please be safe, be well and remember to visit neomed.edu/advisory for the latest University updates.
John T. Langell