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College campuses planning to reopen

Downtown Dayton, Ohio | Michael Krieger | The Wright State Guardian


As the state begins to slowly reopen businesses, universities are preparing plans to reopen campuses for fall semester.

Ohio University

Ohio University has created groups to plan and work out scenarios for reopening in the fall. They include groups focusing on personal protective equipment, bringing employees back safely, academic scenarios, student experiences, academic policy, quarantine and health needs, and research and lab spaces, according to Ohio University.

Cedarville University

Cedarville University plans to reopen campus to all students as planned for August. They are reviewing university operations and protocols to ensure the safety of students, staff, and faculty, according to Dayton Daily News.

The university is also considering ending the fall semester at Thanksgiving and allowing students to leave campus from late November through mid-January.

University of Dayton

The University of Dayton has created task forces like Ohio University to plan ways to reopen campus for fall semester. The University of Dayton will post updates as more decisions are made and as the coronavirus pandemic changes, according to the University of Dayton’s website.

Sinclair Community College

Sinclair Community College has not announced any decisions about how the campus will be reopening at this time. The college is monitoring the coronavirus spread and will continue providing updates, according to Sinclair Community College’s website.

Other Universities

Xavier University, Miami University, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Toledo are all making plans to reopen and return to campus for the fall semester.

Ohio State University has not yet made a decision about reopening for the fall semester, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

Wright State University has not yet made any decisions about reopening for fall semester. WSU will update the community with more information about fall semester as it becomes available, according to WSU’s website.