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Programming and Activities Update

I mentioned these numbers during the video update, but it bears repeating – we have a lot going on around the state! Thank you for your continued work with our clientele, and especially for your commitment to being safe while we connect with our clients and colleagues. 

Research and Extension Activities (exemptions) 

More than 120 separate requests were received between March and August. These primarily focused on applied research and the governor’s defined essential categories of agriculture and food systems. 

In-Person programming (exemptions) 

At least 169 separate requests have been received since the last week of July; this does include some blanket requests for statewide programs such as PAT and CARTEENS. Nearly all were approved and have begun. This total doesn’t include most of the fair-related activities under a previous exemption. Remember, in-person activities should be those time-critical/essential programs that can’t be accomplished virtually. 

Please note: If you have permission to hold an event, you and all of your team members listed in the proposal must complete a required training short course before the event. The course is posted in Scarlet Canvas, and a link to enroll in the course is included in the letter that grants you permission to hold the event. This is different than the required BuckeyeLearn course that had to be completed by every university employee about being and keeping safe while you work. The BuckeyeLearn course does not count as training for your in-person programming preparation.