UToledo’s Response to Restart Ohio Higher Education Plan

July 9, 2020 | COVID-19, News, UToday
By Dr. Adrienne King

The University of Toledo has been working closely with Gov. Mike DeWine, the Ohio Health Department, the Lucas County Health Department and the Inter-University Council of Ohio’s public universities to navigate this pandemic.

“We are grateful for the outstanding leadership, collaboration and support of Governor DeWine and other state officials as we have rapidly responded to this health crisis,” said Dr. Gregory Postel, interim president of The University of Toledo. “The guidance in the Restart Ohio Education Plan released today provides affirmation of our work to date on the Rocket Restart plan.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic financial impact on all of higher education, and UToledo is no exception. Significant measures at great cost have been taken to promote the health and safety of the entire campus community. The additional funding made available to Ohio’s public higher education institutions through the CARES Act will assist with the enormous financial challenge associated with these changes.

There is no perfect response plan for the COVID-19 pandemic, but with the guidance offered in today’s plan, in concert with the Rocket Restart efforts, UToledo will continue to address the challenges associated with the uncertainty of the coronavirus.

“The only certainty in this environment is our commitment to offering a world-class education for our students,” Postel said. “We appreciate that Governor DeWine shares this commitment to our students.”

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