COVID-19 CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a federal law and provides funds to higher education institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to eligible students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic.

If you have any questions regarding the CARES act, see the information below:

COVID-19 SAFETY AND SANITATION POLICY

Ohio Business College’s students are always its top priority.  We are dedicated to providing you with a safe and secure space to learn and thrive.  In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Ohio Business College has implemented the following safety and sanitation policies for all students:

  • Comply with social distancing requirements at all times. This includes maintaining a 6-foot distance from all individuals while on campus.
  • Wash hands frequently. In addition, OBC has provided hand sanitizer at various locations on campus for student use.  Gloves may be supplied if requested, depending on current stock, activity needed, and limited to one pair per student per day.
  • All students are required to wear face masks or face coverings at all times. Any student without a face covering may be dismissed by an instructor.  Training times and classes may be rescheduled, if possible.
  • All students will need to submit to a temperature check at the start of each training or class session. Checks will be conducted by OBC instructors.  Any student with a body temperature over 100.4 °F will be asked to leave.  Training times and classes may be rescheduled, if possible.
  • If you are sick, have a fever, or are experiencing flu-like symptoms, stay home. Remain home until you have been fever-free for 3 consecutive days without medication.  Additionally, if you have had direct contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you should stay home.  OBC reserves the right to send student’s home as it deems necessary.  Training times and classes may be rescheduled, if possible.

In addition to the foregoing measures, OBC is also implementing the following safety and sanitation measures on all campuses:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting of all equipment on a regular basis, including between each student use. OBC has also increased its standard facility cleaning procedures, including added disinfecting of all common areas and lavatories.
  • OBC instructors have been provided with face masks and gloves for use during sessions. Staff has also been instructed to comply with all social distancing requirements and stay home if they are sick.  Symptom checks are also performed on instructors and staff at the start of each business day.
  • All common areas, excluding lavatories, are closed for the time being. Students may take lunch and other breaks outside, in the parking lot, or off-campus, subject to all social distancing mandates outlined above.

All classes are continuing to be taught online with the following exceptions.  These will include but are not limited to:

  • small group and individual tutoring may be available if requested.
  • MA, HVAC/R and Electrical students will meet for small group (less than 10 at any time), hands-on skills training to provide the necessary competencies required for their individual curricula.

These policies and procedures are effective immediately and will continue until further notice.

 

If you need assistance complying with this policy or if you need an accommodation, please contact your instructor who will discuss your request with appropriate managers.  If have any questions or concerns regarding these policies and procedures, please reach out to your instructors and staff members.  Welcome back!