COVID-19

Coronavirus Update:

October 12, 2020

Ohio Institute of Allied Health (OIAH) reaffirms its September announcement regarding the funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). As of October 9, 2020, OIAH has not yet received these funds from the US Department of Education and, as a result, had not yet distributed the funds to eligible students. Once the HEERF funds are received by OIAH, students who will be receiving the grant will be notified by email the grant funds have come in and when they can expect their checks to be available.

September 18, 2020

CARES ACT DISCLOSURES

  • Ohio Institute of Allied Health (OIAH) will receive funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). OIAH signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and will distribute no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  • The total amount of funds OIAH will receive is $101,503.00 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, as of the date of submission, is $0.
  • The estimated total number of students at OIAH eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 35.
  • The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 0.
  • OIAH determined which HEA eligible students were active in Spring 2020 and Summer 2020. Of the 35 HEA eligible students, those who were/are active students for both Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 will receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant for $1,550.00. Those students who were active in only one of the applicable terms, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020, will receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant for $775.00. Students will automatically receive the Emergency Grant funds and are not required to go through an application/approval process.
  • Once the HEERF funds are received by OIAH, students who will be receiving the grant will be notified by email once the grant funds have come in and when they can expect their checks to be available.

July 15, 2020

Per the state of Ohio Department of Health, OIAH is operating with the following measures in place.

  • All classes remain online through Blackboard LMS
  • Every person entering the building must wear a mask
  • Every person that enters the building must have their temperature taken
  • No more than 10 total people can meet within the building
  • All meetings require safe distancing measures
  • The school has only three total rooms available and each room is sanitized after use
  • The school has provided hand sanitizer for all people entering the building
  • All individual meetings are conducted with masks and 6ft apart

June 4, 2020

OIAH will re-open its physical doors on June 15th.

May, 2020

All classes have moved to remote learning. During these uncertain times, our goal is to keep all current students on track for academic success and on-time graduation.

March 23, 2020

Beginning tomorrow, March 24, 2020 OIAH is adhering to Gov. DeWine’s mandated shelter in place and will suspend all in person activity until after April 6th, 2020. OIAH staff and faculty are committed to continuing classes for current students via distance learning online instruction.

If you have any questions or concerns beginning March 24, 2020 please email our Executive Director, Elicia Smith, at esmith@oiah.org.

March 18, 2020

In accordance with the guidance issued by the Ohio Department of Health and Governor DeWine and the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and  Schools, OIAH is transitioning the majority of onsite classroom or  laboratory teaching to distance learning. The only continuing face-to-face  instructional activity on campus will be individual meetings with students  or small group instruction where students and teachers are able to maintain acceptable social distancing protocols.

March 11, 2020

OIAH is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, we have no OIAH students or staff members who have positively identified as contracting COVID-19.

We are working closely with the Montgomery County Public Health Agency and following our institution’s Emergency Management Protocol. OIAH is also adhering to CDC guidelines and recommendations for Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education.

The safety of our students, staff and the entire community is extremely important. OIAH is increasing the frequency of cleaning common and high-traffic areas each day including bathrooms, water fountains, lunchrooms, common places, door handles, handrails on stairs, etc.

We encourage you to follow these precautions to prevent the spread of COVID19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

The Ohio Department of Health has opened a call center to answer questions regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

For more information about COVID-19, consider visiting the following websites:

Ohio Department of Health
https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/novel-coronavirus/2019-ncov

Center for Disease, Control, and Prevention (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-ihe-response.html

John Hopkins Medicine
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-facts-infographic?scrlybrkr=c6572262

We will continue to post updates on our website as information becomes available.

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