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Coronavirus

For everyone’s health and safety, most of the college's students, staff, and faculty will be working and learning remotely this fall semester 2020.

Please refer to the following FAQs about the college’s response.

COVID-19 Dashboard

FAQ for Positive Cases and Persons Under Investigation

Self-Screening Process

Spring Semester 2021

Fall Semester 2020

Lab and Parking Fees

CARES Act

Financial Assistance for Students

Student Resources for Online Learning

Health Services and Annual Requirements

Information on the Coronavirus and Other Resources

 

 

COVID-19 Dashboard

Week Nov. 8-14 Nov. 15-21 Nov. 22-28
Cumulative Persons Testing Positive 5 7 11
Current Positive Cases 0 2 4
Persons Currently in Isolation (Positive or Symptomatic) 12 30 25
Persons Currently in Quarantine (Possible Exposure) 18 19 0
Percentage of Community* Testing Positive 0% 0% 1%
*Community size 441 441 441

Cumulative Number of Persons Testing Positive – Total number of positive cases in the current semester.

Current Positive Cases – Current active, positive cases. A person is positive until released by the health department.

Persons Currently in Isolation (Positive or Symptomatic) – Persons in isolation due to a positive test or having symptoms.

Persons Currently in Quarantine (Possible Exposure) – Persons in quarantine due to an exposure.


 

FAQ for Positive Cases and Persons Under Investigation

If you have a positive test for COVID-19, exhibit symptoms, or have been notified that you have been exposed, please email COVIDNurse@aultmancollege.edu as soon as possible for assistance. Include your contact information so that the COVID team at the college can quickly follow up with you.

What happens when someone is positive or is under investigation?

When someone tests positive and informs the COVID team:

  • The college will follow up with you and provide directions based on symptoms, date of test, etc.
  • Your local health department will make the decision on when you can physically return to campus
  • The health department will issue you a letter that says you can return to campus, which must be sent to the college's COVID nurse team before you can physically come to the college
  • The college will work with you to accommodate clinicals and classwork

When someone is a person under investigation (example: you are screened and exhibit symptoms or were notified you were around someone who was positive):

  • Please contact the COVID nurse team ASAP with your contact information and details
  • They will contact you and follow up on what the next steps are (specific to each situation)
  • The college will work with you to accommodate clinicals and classwork

 

Self-Screening Process

All students, faculty, staff, and adjuncts must be screened before entering campus. No visitors or family members are permitted at this time.

For students and adjunct faculty members: We are happy to announce that beginning the week of Nov. 30 following Thanksgiving break, students will be able to self-screen for COVID-19 prior to coming to campus for classes and labs. Building access will remain 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, with exceptions only for students in scheduled clinical courses.

  • You will need to complete the self-screening process each day before you come to campus.
  • Using your phone or any computer connected to the Internet, visit https://bit.ly/35EBcp5  to get to the self-screening page. To log in, use your student number and password (just like you are logging into a computer on campus).
  • You will need to log your temperature and answer questions related to symptoms associated with COVID-19. Submit and follow on-screen instructions.
  • Click here for a walkthrough of the self-screening process with screenshots.
  • If you are having issues, please email COVIDNurse@aultmancollege.edu
  • There will be a self-screening station near the entrance of the college.
  • Wristbands will be discontinued.

You will also need to screen for clinicals with your instructor once on site.

Students who fail to self-screen before coming to campus will be subject to the following consequences. Note that failures described below are cumulative and do not reset at the start of a new semester.

  • The first failure will result in a written email notification to the student from the dean of student success with a copy to the program director and a copy to the student’s academic file.
  • The second failure will result in a written email warning with a copy to the program director and the student’s academic file. Within 72 hours of the written warning, the student must attend two separate meetings: one with the dean of student success and one with the program director. If the student fails to attend these meetings, they are not allowed to return to campus for classes/clinicals.
  • The third failure will result in removal of the student from all on-campus classes, labs, and clinicals, resulting in a grade of AW (administrative withdrawal) in those classes. The student can continue to attend online classes that are not impacted by the AW. This consequence is not appealable.
  • Following the third failure, a failure to self-screen in any subsequent semester will result in dismissal from the college.

Faculty and Staff: Employees will need to self-report temperature and potential symptoms before coming to campus to work and/or teach by logging in with employee credentials at https://bit.ly/ac_covid_screening. If you do not have a thermometer at home, you can have your temperature taken at the college screening station at the main entrance.

Spring Semester 2021

The state of Ohio has experienced several weeks of increased COVID-19 cases, and Stark County is currently at a level 3/red risk level.

While no changes in course delivery are being made at this time for the remaining weeks of fall semester, we have made adjustments to the spring semester 2021 course schedule in the interest of the health and safety of our campus community.

Several nursing and anatomy and physiology courses have changed their delivery method to hybrid or 100 percent online. In addition, there are time changes for NRS 313C and some of the biology and anatomy and physiology courses.

To see if any of your classes were affected, please log into the student portal and check your schedule. You can also click here to view a guide about how to understand your schedule and the delivery methods offered.

If you have additional questions, please contact your adviser.

Fall Semester 2020

  • Will face semester face-to-face labs, and clinical courses be moving to a virtual environment after Thanksgiving?

    At this time, there are no plans to change how your lab courses and clinicals are held. As we all know, there could be changes due to state and local regulations related to COVID. If this occurs, there will be clear communication from the college as soon as possible.

  • Remote learning: Most courses will be offered 100 percent online.
    • Some courses may require you to meet for the day/time noted on your schedule; others may allow you to complete work and testing by a deadline with no specific “live” components required. When in doubt, please check with your instructor.
  • Clinicals, practicums, and fieldwork: We are planning for you to return to these in-person experiences according to the day/time noted on your schedule.
    • During these experiences, we have notified all facilities and partners that Aultman College students will not provide care or services for a known or suspected COVID-19 positive patient or client.
    • This does not guarantee that students will not be exposed to positive COVID-19 patients/clients through the normal course of internships/fieldwork/practicums/clinicals. We cannot guarantee that all patients and clients are COVID-19 negative.
  • Nursing, radiography, and medical assisting lab courses: We are planning to offer portions of these courses on campus during the day/time noted on your schedule. For questions about lab course schedules, please contact your instructor.
  • Open labs: There will be days/times for open labs for both nursing and students in Anatomy and Physiology I and II this fall semester. Those will be communicated through your instructor, so stay tuned. You will need to book a slot via a link your instructor sends (for A&P) or on the poster at Aully's Roost (for nursing students).
  • Main Office: The college front desk is open from Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (excluding holidays) for students to drop off forms or pick up items. The college main line (330-363-6347) will take voicemails, which will be returned within one business day Monday-Friday. We encourage you to utilize the staff and faculty directory to contact the specific person you need to reach.
  • Academic services and advising will continue to be offered remotely.
  • Masks will be required at all times when you are on campus. Aultman College is providing a reusable cloth mask for all students to wear when you are on the premises. You are responsible for taking the mask home and laundering it to return with a clean mask the next time you are on campus.
  • Safety glasses will be required in lab and class settings. Prescription glasses by themselves do not fulfill this requirement. Aultman College is supplying one pair of safety glasses to students who are taking lab or courses that meet on campus (this model fits over prescription glasses). You will be responsible for taking them home and cleaning the glasses before you return to campus for your next session. Please note that eye protection for clinicals will be based on the clinical site’s requirements and policy.
  • Social distancing principles will be in practice throughout our buildings. The library and study areas will remain closed to discourage congregating, and furniture has been removed from the hallway.
  • Failure to meet requirements for masks, safety goggles, and social distancing will result in one warning requiring immediate corrective action. A subsequent infraction will result in indefinite exclusion from campus/campus experiences and disciplinary action in accordance with student conduct policies.
  • Printers/copiers available in the second- and third-floor hallways for student use when you are on campus.
  • Cafeteria access: Students will be able to use their badges to go to/from the Aultman Hospital cafeteria through the glass doors from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • All-campus reading: Communicating Science in the Time of a Pandemic (Saitz & Schwitzer, 2020), https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2768397

Lab and Parking Fees

There will be lab fees for spring semester 2021 courses at Aultman College.

We will NOT be charging parking fees for spring semester 2021. You will still be able to use the gated student lot across from the college.

The technology fee will be applied to bills as software, online services, and support associated with this fee are being utilized at high volumes.

 

CARES Act

The recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act contained a provision to establish a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. This fund provides money to colleges and universities so that they can issue emergency grants directly to students whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Aultman College was approved to receive money from this fund.
  • There were two application periods for CARES funding. Applications are now closed.

 For reporting information about the administration of CARES Act funds, please visit the CARES Act reporting webpage.

 

Financial Assistance for Students

We are making options available to extend the due date on student account balances until December 2020 for currently enrolled students. As everyone’s situation is unique, you will need to make an appointment with our biller to work out a plan specific to your financial needs.

  • To set up a payment extension, you must book a meeting with Rachel Taylor, student billing specialist, by clicking this link. Rachel will be able to discuss your financial options and work with you to formulate a plan for payment. Please note that if you plan to graduate any semester in 2020, your balance must be paid in full by the end of the semester in which you intend to graduate.
  • We also are strongly urging all our students to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You can do this entirely online, and it is free to complete it at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You could be missing out on thousands of dollars in federal and state loans and grants: the only way to find out is to file the FAFSA. If you need any assistance with the FAFSA, please email finaid@aultmancollege.edu

 

Student Resources for Online Learning

To access your courses online, log into the Learning Management System (LMS).

For contact information for technical support, visit our Information Technology page.

We are doing everything possible to preserve your educational experience and grant assistance and leeway to students. If you need help with course content, please contact your instructor. If you do not get a response within 24 hours, please email advisor@aultmancollege.edu

 

Health Services and Annual Requirements

The location of Health Services has moved to AultWorks. To schedule an appointment, please call 330-363-9371 or Health.Nurse@aultmancollege.edu
Students with expiring annual requirements are being contacted individually regarding options for completion.

 

Information on the Coronavirus and Other Resources

For information on the coronavirus, please call the Ohio Department of Health’s hotline at 833-427-5634 or 833-4-ASK ODH or visit the ODH’s coronavirus website.

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