As Sinclair continues to monitor the Governor’s daily briefings, it is abundantly clear that the COVID-19 virus situation in Ohio, and the nation, is becoming ever more somber. So, in order to do our part to slow the spread of the virus, we are making bold moves:
EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020
ALL SINCLAIR COURSES AND SERVICES WILL RESTART AND BE ONLINE ONLY
No in-person coursework, no in-person lab classes, and no in-person student services
will be delivered at any Sinclair facility until further notice.
Students are being directed to the wealth of online support services available to them now. Faculty and staff have been hard at work preparing. As of this morning, 93% of all 3,000 course sections have been converted, with work continuing to close the gap. We are focusing all of our efforts on helping Sinclair students succeed in this online-only mode.
During this difficult time, Sinclair faculty and staff remain committed to supporting you, in and out of the classroom. The following resources are only a few of the numerous community resources that you may be able to access. At any time, if you need further assistance, or are facing a specific challenge, please do not hesitate to contact the college through the Ombudsman’s office or the Coronavirus Concern Form.
Access current information for the Miami Valley region.
Community Resources database – www.auntbertha.com
Find resources in your community by searching with your zip code.
United Way of the Greater Dayton Area - https://dayton-unitedway.org/helplink-2-1-1/
Information regarding COVID-19 and access to community resources.
VETLINK 2-1-1 - https://dayton-unitedway.org/vetslink-2-1-1/
Resources and support for veterans and their families.
The Dayton Food Bank - https://thefoodbankdayton.org/
Access to food for individuals facing food insecurity.
Vectren Energy – https://www.vectren.com/billing/plans
Information on flexible payment options and payment extension information.
Dayton Power and Light - https://www.dpandl.com/Landing-Pages/COVID-19/COVID-19-Customer-Support/
Information regarding payment relief and additional resources.
Spectrum – https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-covid-19-educational-internet-offer
Offering free broadband and Wi-Fi to students without. Website offers more information. Call 1-844-488-8395 to Enroll.
ComCast – www.internetessentials.com
Access to free internet services. Website includes option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
Ohio Department of Health - https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home
Access to information from the State of Ohio and the COVID-19 emergency.
Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County - https://www.phdmc.org/
Access to local information regarding the COVID-19 emergency.
Crisiscare Montgomery County - http://sbhihelp.org/crisiscare-montgomery/
Access to resources for dealing with mental health issues and resources for coping with stress
For urgent needs, call CrisisCare at 937-224-4646.
Dayton YWCA - https://www.ywcadayton.org/
Access to resources for domestic violence.
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to follow the tips provided by CDC to help prevent the potential spread of the coronavirus:
In February, the college directed the custodial services contractor to initiate “Disinfect to Protect” measures, a heightened level of cleaning services, particularly in high-traffic, high-touch areas.
In alignment with recommendations from the Governor’s Office, Sinclair will cease offering traditional face-to-face classes at the end of Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The college is calling a special break for students from all classes (both traditional and online) starting Wednesday, March 11, 2020 with classes resuming on Monday, March 23, 2020. From that point on, all classes will operate as online only. The college will continue these measures until further notice and all in-person instruction, at all locations, is discontinued until further notice.
In the event of additional changes, the college community will be notified immediately. Changes to college operating status are relayed through multiple sources (e.g., social media, website, email, text messages through Nixle).
In order to ensure that student and employees receive all pertinent updates, they should notify the college of any changes to contact information. This can be done through the following links:
In early February, at the direction of the college president, a primary advisory team was established to begin work to engage various stakeholder and operating groups within Sinclair to review and revise the college’s existing pandemic preparedness plans. Much of this work is focused on additional proactive measures the college can take to mitigate the impact of business interruption related to COVID-19. This work is ongoing, and as plans are refined, that information will be shared with the campus community.
In alignment with recommendations from the Governor’s Office, Sinclair will cease offering traditional face-to-face classes at the end of Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The college is calling a special break for students from all classes (both traditional and online) starting Wednesday, March 11, 2020 with classes resuming on Monday, March 23, 2020. From that point on, all classes will operate as online as online only at that point. The college will continue these measures until further notice and all in-person instruction, at all locations, is discontinued until further notice.
Ohio Department of Health Resources: