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Clark State Campus Buildings to Close at 2 p.m., March 23; College Encourages Students, Employees to follow “Stay at Home” Directives

Clark State Campus Buildings to Close at 2 p.m., March 23; College Encourages Students, Employees to follow “Stay at Home” Directives

March 23, 2020

In response to the “Stay at Home” order issued by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Clark State Community College will close all campus locations at 2 p.m., Monday, March 23. All campus buildings will remain closed through April 6 to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

“These are critical times for students, and we will continue to be diligent in ensuring and supporting their success during this unprecedented situation,” said Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, president of Clark State. “The safety of our Clark State students and employees is of the utmost importance. We will adhere to the orders and guidance set forth by Ohio Governor DeWine to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Communication is key, and I encourage students to keep an open line of communication with their faculty members and employees with their supervisors, and check-in frequently for the latest campus updates.”

Students will no longer be able to access student computer labs at the Clark State Springfield or Beavercreek locations. All buildings will be closed and locked until April 6 per the Governor’s directive to “stay at home.”

While most Clark State employees will be working from home during this time, essential personnel will report to campus locations to complete business continuity tasks such as payroll and physical plant operations.  

Clark State students will continue distance-learning education courses (online or alternative format) for the remainder of the spring semester which ends on May 8. Clinical experiences are also suspended during this time.

Respecting the statewide call for physical distancing, events scheduled at the Clark State Performing Arts Center (PAC) and Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center have also been canceled or postponed now through May 10, including the commencement ceremony. The commencement ceremony, originally scheduled for May 9 at the PAC, has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 15.  

Information regarding student wraparound services including virtual tutoring, emergency funding and community resource referrals can be obtained by emailing: studentsupport@clarkstate.edu.

Clark State students and the public are able to access updates to campus information regarding the COVID-19 preventative measures online at: https://www.clarkstate.edu/covid19.

General information and updates from the State of Ohio for those out of work as a result of preventive measures relating to the COVID-19 virus is available at: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm.

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Laurie Means Executive Director, Marketing

937.328.6145 meansl@clarkstate.edu