Dear Faculty and Staff,
Due to the rapidly changing developments in the spread of COVID-19, as well as further guidance from the State of Ohio and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on enhanced mitigation strategies, Wright State University will fully transition to remote operations for faculty and staff, starting on March 24 and remaining in effect until further notice.
Our aim is simple: To fulfill the ongoing mission of the university, while protecting the health and well-being of our employees and meeting our civic responsibility for the public good.
Therefore, effective Tuesday, March 24, only personnel who have been identified as essential will be permitted to be on the Dayton Campus. Interim Provost Doug Leaman and Chief Operating Officer Greg Sample are working with all division heads and deans to finalize that list today. If you have a question as to your status please contact your supervisor.
In preparation, anyone who has not been identified as essential and who is currently coming to campus to perform work responsibilities should work with their supervisor and make every effort to be prepared to work from home or another remote location. This applies to all Wright State employees, including faculty who may be using their offices for remote teaching.
Senior administration remains onsite and available to campus and the community.
It is emphasized that Wright State is not under a state order or closure at this time, but the university believes it is prudent to continue being prepared to ensure our students can continue to learn and Wright State can continue to operate.
Lake Campus personnel should look to receive additional information from interim Dean Dan Krane.
Many resources are available to assist faculty and staff in working at home or remotely:
Parameters for campus access effective Tuesday, March 24:
- Wright State Police will be monitoring and securing the campus during this time, and individuals arriving on campus may be asked for identification to confirm they are essential personnel.
- To assist with securing campus, most campus buildings will be locked at street level, with the exception of the Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building, Allyn Hall, University Hall, White Hall, and the Wright State Physicians building. All other buildings can continue to be accessed through the campus tunnel system.
- Boonshoft School of Medicine employees working in off-campus locations should look to receive additional information from BSOM administration.
To confirm: The university remains open. If the State of Ohio provides further direction for public institutions, Wright State will adapt accordingly.
Thank you for your flexibility and patience as we all understand these restrictions are necessary in order to support local state and national efforts aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19.