ODI response to COVID-19

ODI response to COVID-19

VIDEO: Hale Hall Health and Safety Walk Through


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Like a family pulling together during a tough time, we are leaning on each other for support as we chart the best path forward in handling this coronavirus outbreak. The university and ODI will continue to reevaluate and update our plans based on evolving conditions and keep you fully informed every step of the way. Please understand that while our staff may be working remotely, ODI will be still working and open for business on your behalf. The best way to reach any ODI staff member will be through email.

When we can return to our campuses, every Buckeye plays an important part in taking care of each other. Because when Buckeyes are safe and healthy, we can stay focused on our endeavors — and on improving lives.

Learn what Ohio State is doing and how you can help keep yourself, and your family and friends, safe and healthy — whether you're returning to a campus or continuing to work and study from home:

Advising support for students with COVID-19 concerns

Drop-in Spaces on Campus for Attending Zoom Classes

The Ohio State University COVID-19 Dashboard

Safe and Healthy Buckeyes: Navigating COVID-19 Together

Facilities Operations and Development (FOD) COVID-19 Response

This is an extraordinary moment for all of us, but we remain rock-solid in our unwavering commitment to assisting you in any way that we can. This is a time to practice self-care while helping those in your community and family who may need assistance in the coming weeks. Please see additional information in the navigational sidebar to the right.

Rest assured, we will continue to keep you informed of any new adjustments to our plan to combat the coronavirus. We appreciate your understanding as we do our very best to keep our community healthy and safe.

James L. Moore III, PhD
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
Executive Director, Bell National Resource Center
Distinguished Professor of Urban Education
College of Education and Human Ecology

For Hale Center Constituents

The Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center will cancel all events and activities in the Hale Center until further notice. We greatly value each and every one of our clients, but because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and The Ohio State University's proactive measures to assure everyone's health, we are suspending all activities. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Updates will be communicated to our listserv, and we will also keep you updated on our website. It is our hope that your programming can be rescheduled at a later date.

Thank you for your understanding as we monitor the situation and work to keep our Buckeye family safe.