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Update 3/26/2020: Campus Health and Safety

Published on March 26, 2020

Update - Thursday 3/26/2020

Ozarka College will adjust student instruction and operations through April 17. 

Classes:

Effective Monday, March 30, all classes will move to online delivery through April 17. 

Exceptions: Technical programs will meet on a limited basis beginning, Monday, April 6. Enhanced restrictions will be observed to ensure health and safety while working toward timely completion of course requirements.  If you have questions regarding assignments or course adjustments, please contact your instructor. Students please check your official Ozarka email for course updates; sign up for text alerts in your myOzarka portal for other campus updates.  

Campus Access: 

Ozarka Campuses will remain closed through April 17. However, for students needing internet access, limited computer labs will remain open at each Ozarka campus from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

Student Support Services:

Though campus access is limited, Student Services staff will be available via phone and email through April 17.  You may reach a student services team member at 870-368-2300 or at studentsupport@ozarka.edu.

Financial Aid disbursements will proceed as scheduled. Those who did not elect direct deposit will receive their check by mail at the address we have on file. Please update your mailing address in myOzarka under the tools tab. 

2020-2021 Scholarship Deadline is extended to June 1. 

Summer/Fall Registration: 

Registration for summer and fall classes will open April 20.

Campus Operations and Events:

Effective Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 17, Ozarka departments will observe office hours from 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Thursday with limited staff reporting.  Campus departments will exercise essential functions only and will have limited public access during this period.  If you need assistance during this time you may reach Ozarka staff via phone or email.

All on-campus meetings of 10 or more individuals have been suspended through Friday, April 17. Cancellations or rescheduling will be posted as necessary. 

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With much still ongoing, the College is committed to everyone's safety and mindful of the additional burdens incurred by our campus communities due to pandemic response efforts across the state and nation. 

Thank you for your understanding and please continue to monitor the Ozarka website and social media for updates.

For more information regarding the virus visit these links:

Center for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov

Arkansas Department of Health at https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/

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Update - Monday 3/16/2020: 

Out of abundance of caution, Ozarka College will adjust student instruction and operations through Spring Break. The College plans to resume normal operations, Monday, March 30. 

Classes:

Effective Tuesday, March 17, all classes (Online and On Ground) are cancelled through Spring Break. Classes are planned to resume March 30.

Operations:

Effective Tuesday, March 17- Friday, March 20, campus offices may have limited staffing in some cases. All campus locations will be closed during Spring Break. Operations are planned to resume March 30.

Facilities and Events:

The College is suspending all campus events effective Tuesday, March 17 through April 10.

*All employees will be off and campuses will be closed during spring break. 

With much still unfolding, the College is committed to everyone's safety and mindful of the additional burdens incurred by our campus communities due to pandemic response efforts across the state and nation. 

Thank you for your understanding and please continue to monitor the Ozarka website and social media for updates.

 

Update - Sunday 3/15/2020: 

Ozarka will hold classes tomorrow, Monday, March 16 as usual. All offices and campus access will remain open until further notice. In response to ongoing public concern, officials will assess the situation and make an announcement tomorrow concerning instructional plans for the remainder of the week. 

Thank you for your understanding of these changes during these unprecedented times. Please continue to monitor Ozarka website and social media for updates.

 

Update - Friday 3/13/2020: 

At Ozarka we take every precaution to maintain the health and safety of our campus communities. Given recent events, College officials are monitoring reports regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have procedures in place to address the situation, should the need arise.  

College Classes:

At this point we are not suspending on-campus classes. However, we are taking steps to transition to online or alternative delivery formats should it become necessary. Our Division of Allied Health will suspend clinicals until after spring break to mitigate risk of exposure. Nursing students will be provided detailed plans from their instructors and the Director.

College Facilities and Events:  

The College is committed to providing safe and open access to our campus and local communities. However, out of an abundance of caution, College officials are taking additional and appropriate steps to keep facilities clean, limit large gatherings to mitigate the spread of potential illness, and assess each campus event to determine if postponement or cancellation is necessary.

Travel:

Per the Governor's directive, we are restricting out-of-state travel for 60 days and cancelling other conference travel.

For more information regarding the virus visit these links:

Center for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov

Arkansas Department of Health at https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/

Please follow our social media and/or the College website for updates.

 










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