LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio expects to return to face-to-face education when students return to class as early as Aug. 24.
During the summer the university will prepare every campus building and dorm to comply with any and all guidelines by state and local health officials.
Among the steps that are being taken:
All faculty and student lounges will be closed indefinitely.
University dining areas will be open with take-out service only. If restrictions allow, tables will be permitted to be used spaced at least 6-feet apart.
Events will be held outside or reconfigured for small-group experiences.
Face masks will be required for all faculty, staff, and students while inside any campus facility. In addition to masks, face shields will be required for various shop work in the College of Applied Technologies.
Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout every campus building.
Buildings will be regularly cleaned and disinfected with special attention paid to high-touch surfaces such as door handles, light switches, bathroom fixtures, shared tools, and lab equipment.
Physical distancing signage will be placed in all campus buildings with decals on all floors.
On-campus housing will be arranged according to the public health guidelines with no more than 8 people per apartment-style dorm. Signage in each dorm will educate students on the proper ways to clean and disinfect their living space.