On Thursday, July 9, Gov. DeWine announced reopening guidelines for institutions of higher education. The document outlines “Minimum Operating Standards” as well as “Recommended Best Practices.” Generally, the state is requiring that institutions comply with CDC and state guidelines, but leave the bulk of decisions to individual institutions.
Additionally, the governor announced that all public and private two- and four- year institutions of higher education would be receiving a combined $200 million in funding (from the CARES Act) to assist with the implementation of COVID safety measures. The funds must be approved by the State Controlling Board, which is expected to happen next week.