During the last two weeks, we have been reviewing the changing COVID guidelines as outlined by the CDC and Governor DeWine. The College Leadership Council met recently to discuss the changing guidelines, and how best to balance meeting the new recommendations while also trying to ensure our employees and students feel safe. While we would be permitted to completely eliminate all COVID requirements based on the changes, we also realize COVID is still with us and will be for the immediate future.
Therefore, it is important to consider the possibility of another increase in cases, and the reintroduction of safety measures if necessary. With this understanding and based on the conversation with the College Leadership Council, review of the guidelines provided by the CDC, the changes in state health mandates announced by the governor, and the articles listed below about the science behind the mask change made by the CDC, the College will make the following COVID changes beginning June 2nd.
As we have stated from the beginning, all of the above items are subject to change based on new guidelines/requirements from state/federal/local entities.
I realize some will want to eliminate all of the safety measures, while others will feel it is necessary to keep all precautions in place. I view the outlined items above as a gradual rollback of the safety measures, which as COVID continues to decline, will eventually be eliminated.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or send an email to the COVID team, and we will do our best to answer in a timely manner.
Ryan McCall, Ph.D.
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Our Mission: To provide the region’s most accessible, supportive, and personal pathway to career success.
As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, the challenges and uncertainty for delivering course content remain in this COVID-19 environment. The college intends to provide academic courses through a variety of formats, including in-person/onsite, blended/hybrid, remote, and online. Since unanticipated circumstances at any time could affect the ability to deliver course content in a particular manner, the college reserves the right to modify the delivery method for course content for the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff. Irrespective of the delivery format, the college’s competitive tuition, and course fee structure shall remain the same for academic courses, consistent with published college tuition and fee schedules. There will be no refund or reduction on tuition or course fees since the college will be providing a full semester of instruction and awarding full academic credit to those who satisfactorily fulfill course requirements.
Requirements to Enter HTC, Bryson Hall, and the Library
Assistance with Non-Compliance of Campus Guidelines
The Return to Campus Plan highlights strategies identified as best practices for Marion Technical College that will be followed to transition back to onsite operations. The strategies are largely informed by the Governor’s Responsible RestartOhio, and the plan is informed by the latest guidelines from the Ohio Department of Health, the local health department, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When new guidance is issued, plans will quickly be adjusted to align with any new requirements. Employees, students, and visitors are required to adhere to the guidelines outlined below in the Return to Campus Plan.
Return to Campus Plan