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Coronavirus

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

Student Surveillance Testing

Summer Semester 2021

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 May 23-29 May 30-June 5 June 6-12
Cumulative Persons Testing Positive 0 0 0
Current Positive Cases 0 0 0
Persons Currently in Isolation (Positive or Symptomatic) 0 1 1
Persons Currently in Quarantine (Possible Exposure) 0 0 0
Percentage of Community* Testing Positive 0% 0% 0%
*Community size 225 223 223

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 [email protected] 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 and visitors must be screened before entering campus. 

For students: Have the ability to self-screen for COVID-19 prior to coming to campus for classes and labs. Beginning on June 7th, building access will be 6 am - 11 pm, 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 [email protected]
  • 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: Daily recording of self-screening is no longer required. However, please self-monitor your symptoms if you feel unwell, do not enter the campus, report your absence to your supervisor, and email the COVID nurse at [email protected].

Visitors: All visitors are required to screen at the 7th Street Aultman screening station before entering the building.

Student Surveillance Testing

As you may have heard, Governor Mike DeWine has recommended that all colleges and universities in Ohio regularly test a random sample of their asymptomatic students for COVID-19.

In response to this recommendation, beginning the week of Jan. 17, 2021, Aultman College will conduct weekly surveillance testing. Each week, in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Responsible RestartOhio, college administrators will randomly select 3% of our overall student population, excluding those who are only taking courses offered exclusively online.

If you are selected, you will receive an email and text message on Friday directing you about when and where to report for testing. This testing is performed at no cost to our students. You will be informed of results after waiting just 15 minutes.

If you have questions, you can contact Vi Leggett, vice president of community engagement, at [email protected] or 330-363-6183.

Summer Semester 2021

  • The semester will begin, as scheduled, on Monday, May 17.   Courses will be offered as identified on the summer 2021 course schedule; you can 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.
  • We are doing everything possible to keep our students on-site for clinicals, field experiences, and practicums. We know how much you value those experiences and how critical they are to your education and development as a health care professional.  As we work alongside and with our community partners, they may decide to end student access at any point during summer semester. If this occurs, we will let you know as soon as possible and plan accordingly.
  • Main Office: The college front desk will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am-1 pm with representatives from various areas available.

    We encourage you to utilize the staff and faculty directory to contact the specific person you need to reach via email or by leaving a voicemail.

  • Printers/copiers will be available in the second-floor hallway, library, and student success center for student use when you are on campus.
  • Student Success Center: The SSC is piloting open hours for the summer semester. Beginning on June 7th, students will have badge access Monday-Friday, from 6 am-11 pm with staffed hours on Tuesday, from 9 am-1 pm. Should you have any questions or needs for accommodations, contact Jenn Bradley, student success services coordinator, at [email protected].
  • Library: The library is piloting open hours for the summer semester. Beginning on June 7th, students will have badge access Monday-Friday, from 6 am-11 pm with staffed hours on Wednesday, from 9 am-1 pm. You can access materials on the library website and visit the Basic Library Tutorials guide for tutorials on accessing and using resources. If you need assistance, please contact Sarah Swiger, academic librarian, at [email protected]. You can also book a meeting with her
  • Building access for students: The college building will be open for student access summer semester from 6 a.m.- 11 p.m., Monday-Friday, starting on June 7th. You will need to self-screen each time you come to campus.
  • 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 no longer be required in college laboratory sessions unless an instructor requires them. Please note that eye protection for clinicals will be based on the clinical site’s requirements and policy.
  • 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.

 

Lab and Parking Fees

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

We will NOT be charging parking fees for summer 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

 Tuition is due in full by the add/drop date. We understand that everyone’s situation is unique, please make an appointment with our biller to work out a plan specific to your financial needs.

  • To set up a payment plan, 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.
  • 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 [email protected]

 

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 [email protected]

 

Health Services and Annual Requirements

The college health services is open 5 days a week again for students! The college health nurse is now available Monday – Wednesday 9 to 3 and Thursday – Friday 9 to 2 at the Canton Aultworks location. For questions, please call 330-363-9371 or [email protected]
Students must complete their annual requirements by August 15, 2021. Find your major below to see what annual requirements are needed to fulfill:

Radiography students:
  • Annual background check
  • Drug screen
  • 1-step TB test
  • Health insurance submission
ASN and BSN students:
  • Annual background check
  • Drug screen
  • 1-step TB test

 

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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