Programming and Activity Status Report

Thank you again for your adherence to the university, college, and CDC standards as we work in our offices in limited capacity, conduct some in-person programs (with approved exemptions), etc. Your flexibility in adjusting as the guidelines keep changing over time is much appreciated.

As you might guess from Ohio State’s recent announcement about a modified in-person spring commencement, as the university opens up more over time, we also hope to be more flexible with in-person programming needs this spring. We are in conversations within the college and hope to have more details in the near future. Also, remember to regularly check for updated information on the CFAES Return to Offices and Campuses website.

Travel reminder: As we announced during the director’s video update on February 17, you are no longer required to submit an exemption request for attendance at in-state, in-person meetings which we are not hosting, as part of the new travel request guidelines from the university. You can be reimbursed for the mileage if applicable; the business purpose of your travel needs to be clearly stated. In-state travel should still be approached as follows: qualifies as essential business; determine whether there are virtual attendance options; and community hosts should follow state of Ohio requirements for number of attendees and safety measures.