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COVID-19 Operating Principles

COVID-19 Operating Principles:

  • Principle #1: Protect the individual emotional and physical health and safety of Ohio State faculty and staff, as well as their families, our clientele, and communities.
  • Principle #2: Take precautions that follow or exceed all cognizant local, state, and national public health authority directives, including but not limited to teleworking (when possible), physical distancing, and/or use of personal protective equipment.
  • Principle #3: Protect and continue our Extension missions by implementing strategies, plans, and new practices that ensure resiliency and give us more flexibility and the ability to pivot during COVID-19.
  • Principle #4: Support college/unit strategies and goals.
  • Principle #5: Live our CFAES values including: a fuller definition of scholarship; lifespan learning; diversity and inclusion; integrity and accountability; and permeable borders.
  • Principle #6: Provide guidance that is straightforward and transparent, reasoned and responsible, and as flexible as possible; and disseminate that guidance promptly and widely.