Local and state universities are taking precautions as concern over the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic grows.
In response to the recent confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States, and the state of Ohio, Tiffin University, in consultation with state and local officials, has established a plan to protect its students, employees, visitors and the Tiffin community against any possible threats of the virus, likely or unlikely.
At this time, it is important to note that currently there are zero incidents of COVID-19 at Tiffin University and in order to maintain this safe and healthy environment, Tiffin University will continue all classes through an online modality effective Wednesday, March 11. The change will remain in effect until Sunday, March 29, unless notified otherwise.
In an effort to prevent any illness whatsoever, individuals outside of the campus community will not be permitted to attend any scheduled events on campus through Sunday, March 29, unless notified otherwise.
Heidelberg University followed suit with a transition away from face-to-face instruction towards online learning amid the epidemic. Currently, most Heidelberg students and faculty are off-campus for spring break.
The move from TU comes after Ohio State University and several other large institutions throughout the country have announced plans to temporarily suspend face-to-face instruction.