News and Notes: July 30, 2020

OUR VISION: Ohioans have the knowledge and resources they need to actively engage in creating conditions in which they thrive.

OUR MISSION: We create opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic and environmental conditions.

Leadership Notes

  1. During this staff appreciation week (July 27-31), Extension Administrative Cabinet members want to express how truly grateful we are for all that you do to carry out the mission of Extension every day in partnership with one another and in your communities.

COVID-19 Updates

  1. Last week, Governor DeWine announced a new travel advisory recommending that Ohioans self-quarantine for 14 days after returning from any state or territory with a COVID positivity rate greater than 15%.

  2. The CFAES Return to Offices and Campuses webpage is a central location to find college-specific guidance, links to university resources, and key contacts for support.

  3. As a reminder, masks are required to be worn in open or common spaces of our offices.

  4. As a reminder, contact tracing is not handled through our college.

College Connections

  1. A college town hall will be held for all CFAES faculty, staff and student employees on Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 2-3:30pm. 

Campus Connections/Partnerships

  1. One way to show kindness right now is to give a virtual kudos through the Kindness at Ohio State site.

Tech Updates

  1. To increase security and privacy for the Ohio State community, all CarmenZoom meetings will require a passcode beginning July 30.

Health and Wellness

  1. Part II of the "Stay Calm and Well" webinar series, which starts Aug. 12, is designed to help participants learn how to reduce stress and achieve optimal health and well-being during our current challenging times.