COVID-19 Updates, Resources and Information

The Fisher College of Business community is aligned with The Ohio State University’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In service to our students, their families, our faculty and staff, the college has assembled the following collection of resources which may be helpful in navigating this unique situation. The site will be updated regularly as more information becomes available.

Safe and Healthy Buckeyes

Every Buckeye plays an important part in taking care of each other. Because when Buckeyes are safe and healthy, we can stay focused on our endeavors — and on improving lives.

Learn what Ohio State is doing and how you can help keep yourself, and your family and friends, safe and healthy — whether you've returned to a campus or are continuing to work and study from home.

Safe and Healthy Buckeyes

 

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Resources for Everyone

 

Ohio State’s COVID-19 Resources

 

COVID-19 Reporting Procedures

As a reminder, here’s what to do if you as an individual are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or if you or other managers learn of possible cases:

  • Individuals: Contact your primary care physician. If you are unable to reach your primary care physician, call the Wexner Medical Center’s COVID-19 call center at (614) 293-4000.
  • Managers: If you receive a report, confirmed or unconfirmed, connect with your HR Business Partner and call the Wexner Medical Center’s COVID-19 call center at (614) 293-4000 for guidance on what you should do.
    • Please do NOT call this line for general coronavirus information.
    • A reminder: As a caring community, we may feel the instinct to pitch in if we hear that a colleague is potentially infected. That spirit of solidarity is valuable, but please remember not to share their health information with colleagues. That information is protected both by public health law that mandates disease surveillance and by HIPAA. Health officials in Columbus are skilled at case investigation and contact tracing. They have additional support from the Wexner Medical Center. We are in good hands. 

 

Health and Wellness

  • Coping with anxiety about COVID-19
  • Student Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS): If you are in distress, please know we are here to help. Students may contact CCS by calling 614-292-5766 or connecting online.
  • Mental Health Tips During COVID-19: The Counseling and Consultation Office has updated a blog post to include Emotional Fitness: Mental Health tips during COVID-19

Students

Continuity of Education

  • Academic AdvisingAs part of the university’s commitment to de-densify campus during the COVID-19 pandemic, advising services are being offered remotely. Business advisors are available for 30-minute phone or Carmen Zoom appointments. When scheduling an appointment, please provide a telephone number in the comments section and an advisor will call you directly. If accessibility via phone or Zoom is not an option, email your academic advisor for assistance.

  • Career Management: The Office of Career Management is open virtually. Students can schedule appointments through Handshake, which will all be done via Carmen Zoom or via phone. And we will be conducting QUIC Interviews virtually, using Carmen Zoom, which also can be scheduled through Handshake.
  • KeepLearning at Ohio State

 

University Housing

  • A separate section of the Student Life website is devoted to an FAQ page, where a Student Support section is in progress.

 

Health and Wellness

  • Coping with anxiety about COVID-19

  • Student Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS): If you are in distress, please know we are here to help. Students may contact CCS by calling 614-292-5766 or connecting online.
  • Mental Health Tips During COVID-19: The Counseling and Consultation Office has updated a blog post to include Emotional Fitness: Mental Health tips during COVID-19.

Faculty


Staff

Remote Working Resources

  • Keep Working at Ohio State
  • Zoom Meeting Security

    With the exponential increase of Zoom web conference usage across the country, nefarious types have decided to “gate crash” on some Zoom meetings. Although media outlets have been quick to publish these disruptions, so-called "Zoombombing" is rare considering the totality of Zoom calls -- nearly 60,000 have been conducted at Ohio State since March 1. The following measures  can be implemented to help mitigate disruptions to your meetings.

    Each individual should evaluate the potential risk or reward of initiating these settings changes. If you would like assistance adjusting your Zoom settings or have questions regarding the implications of making the following changes, feel free to email the Fisher ITS helpdesk at helpdesk@fisher.osu.edu. The Fisher ITS helpdesk will pair you with a Zoom subject matter expert and help you implement the right security measure fit. 

    Consider using a password on your meeting, then publish this password for only your attendees to see.  

    Consider enabling authenticated users only. This requires a user to either be registered through Ohio State or a registered Zoom user in order to join a meeting. Not only does this help restrict users in your call, this measure helps track those who may have joined without authorization. 

    Mute participants upon entry; make sure the setting is turned on. Hosts can utilize this function in meeting controls to disable unmuting until the host is ready for discussion. 

    Host-only sharing turned to “on” (Ohio State default now). This can be changed by a host during the conference. 

    Turn off “Participants can annotate." This can be activated if needed. 

    Chat settings: Turn off private chats. Consider turning off “Allow meeting participants to send a message visible to all participants” 

    Do not allow "Join before host" when setting up your meeting; or use the waiting room feature to filter only non-authenticated users. 

    Once your meeting has started and all participants have entered, consider locking your meeting. (This feature is found under Manage Participants, More) ​

    Avoid using your Zoom Personal Room to conduct Zoom calls, and do not publish links openly online. 

    If an authorized participant become disruptive, the host may place the participant “on hold” or remove them from the meeting. Whether or not the participant can return to the meeting after removal may also be adjusted in the settings menu.