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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.

Though they may be altered, all college operations will continue in a remote/virtual manner to the best of our ability. We appreciate your continued understanding during this rapidly changing situation. The one thing that remains consistent is our desire to safely support you in your educational journey.

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

If you need assistance, please email aultmancollege@aultmancollege.edu or call/text 330-363-6347.

 

COVID-19 Dashboard

Week Aug. 30-Sept.5 Sept. 6-12 Sept. 13-19
Cumulative Persons Testing Positive 1 1 2
New Positives This Week 0 1 1
Number of Persons Under Investigation This Week 1 2 3
Percentage of Community* Testing Positive 0% 0% 0%
*Community size 224 454 454

a person under investigation: anyone who shows symptoms, had a positive test, or an exposure (according to guidelines) 

 

Wash up, Mask up, Back up

When you're on campus this fall, everyone must: Wash up! Mask up! Back up!

  • Utilize hand sanitizing stations and regularly wash your hands
  • Masks must be worn at all times. Goggles are also being provided for labs and clinical settings
  • Back up to maintain 6 feet of distance between you and others

Fall Semester 2020

  • Help with understanding your course schedule: click here to view a graphic on determining when and where your classes are offered
  • 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 field work: 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: From Sept. 9-18, the college front desk will be open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday, 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 clinical course 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 clinical 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.
  • 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

Screening Before Entering Campus

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

Students and Adjunct Faculty Members: Beginning Sept. 8, there will be screening stations located at the main entrance to the college building (glass doors off of parking lot 8 under the large “Aultman College” sign) and at the entrance to Aully’s Roost. You will need to have a mask and your ID badge as you approach. A screener will take your temperature and ask you a series of questions about signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (click here to view the CDC’s list). You will then be directed to enter campus or referred to someone for follow-up if your temperature or answers indicate a possible COVID risk.

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.

 

Lab and Parking Fees: Fall Semester 2020

There will be no lab fees for fall semester 2020 courses at Aultman College. Courses will still occur, but lab fees usually associated with these courses will not be charged for students who are enrolled in them for fall semester 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: because of how the student billing system functions, you will see the lab fee on your original fall semester 2020 bill. Those lab fees will be removed from your student bill on Sept. 16 and not owed by the student. For questions, please contact Rachel Taylor at billing@aultmancollege.edu

As the majority of fall semester 2020 will be online, we will not charge a parking fee for any students enrolled for fall semester 2020. 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.
  • The application period for CARES emergency grants has ended.

 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

For students needing assistance with Internet access:

  • Comcast is offering 60 days of free internet for low-income families.  To sign up, visit www.internetessentials.com to apply.
  • Charter communications is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a subscription. Those interested can call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Charter will also open Wi-Fi hot spots across its footprint for public use. https://tinyurl.com/tflvy5o

 

Graduation for Summer Semester 2020

On September 4, we conferred degrees for our graduating students for summer semester 2020. We created a celebration video to honor our graduates and offered the opportunity for them to participate in a drive-in recognition event.

 

Billing

We are removing billing holds on student accounts that would have limited registration for future semesters; this only applies to students with billing holds on their spring semester 2020 account. We encourage you to pay via a check mailed to the college or via credit card by calling Keri Heppe at 330-316-6596 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.).

 

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.

 

Events

All Aultman College and Aultman College Corporate and Community Education (ACCE) events are canceled until further notice.

 

Meal Plans

All meal plan dollars from spring semester 2020 will roll over until spring 2021 (unless used before then).

 

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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