Eastern Gateway Community College, COVID-19 Fall 2020 Procedure

Effective date: August 17, 2020 

A.    If you are feeling sick or have a fever, contact your instructor or supervisor, they will make accommodations for you. It is strongly recommended that you take your temperature prior to coming to campus. Any individual with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will NOT be permitted in the building. This is for the health and safety of all Eastern Gateway Community College’s employees and students.

 

a.    DO NOT come to campus if you have any of the following symptoms:


i.    
Fever (a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) or chills


ii.    
Cough


iii.    
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing


iv.    
Fatigue


v.    
Muscle or body aches


vi.    
Headache


vii.    
New loss of taste or smell


viii.   
Sore throat


ix.    
Congestion or runny nose


x.    
Nausea or vomiting


xi.    
Diarrhea


xii.    
You have recently experienced a fever (a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher). You may not return to campus until you have been fever-free for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers), other symptoms have improved (including but not limited to, a cough or shortness of breath) and at least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.

b.    While on campus:

i.     If you feel sick including the following symptoms: fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing, immediately notify your instructor or supervisor.

 

B.    The College is providing standard PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for all employees, students, and visitors inside campus buildings. This includes: face masks, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and gloves.

a.    The College will have Program specific Process documents for specific/specialized lab and PPE requirements.

 

C.   The College will REQUIRE social distancing on campus.

a.    The College has evaluated room capacity to accommodate proper social distancing.

 

D.   The College will REQUIRE employees, students, and visitors to wear a face mask on campus.

a.   The requirement to facial coverings does not apply when:


i.    
The individual is under ten years of age;


ii.    
A medical condition including those with respiratory conditions that restrict breathing, mental health conditions, or disability contraindicates the wearing of a facial covering;


iii.    
The individual is communicating or seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing­ impaired or has another disability, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication;


iv.    
The individual is alone in an enclosed space, such as an office, or in lieu of an enclosed space, the individual is separated by at least six feet in all directions from all other individuals, and in either case the space is not intended for use or access by the public;


v.    
The individual is actively engaged in a public safety capacity, including but not limited to law enforcement, firefighters or emergency medical personnel;


vi.    
The individual is seated and actively consuming food or beverage outside of a classroom, on campus, and must maintain social distancing during this activity. 

E.    Authorized Person Lists and Class Rosters will be checked by security prior to entering the building. Only individuals on an Authorized Employee and Visitor list or Class Roster will have access to enter the building to avoid excessive traffic on campuses.

F.    The College will have Security perform Thermometer testing, and require each individual entering the building to complete a screening log, at each access point into campus buildings. Employees, students or visitors that have a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will NOT be permitted in the building.

a.    The College has partnered with Trinity Health Systems, in Steubenville, and Mercy Health Systems, in Youngstown, to provide COVID-19 screening/testing at a local testing facility.


i.    
If an employee or student is not permitted building access, it is their responsibility to go to the local testing center for evaluation.


ii.    
The individual must provide their own transportation to the facility. The individual should not take public transportation to the facility to avoid infecting large groups of people.


iii.    
Employees and students should have a contact available to provide this transportation if required.


iv.    
If any student or employee is tested for COVID-19, they must report the testing to the Human Resources department at:

Phone: 1-800-682-6553 Ext. 1683

Email: [email protected]


v.    
If the employee or student is denied access to the building, they will be removed from the Authorized Person List or noted on the Class Roster. The employee or student must provide documentation that they have been evaluated and/or have tested negative prior to being allowed back in the building. This documentation will be provided to the individual at the testing center.


vi.    
If the employee or in-seat student is denied access to the building and is recommended by the college to go to the authorized testing centers below. The College will cover the cost of the student’s first test at one of these authorized centers (It must be a center listed below). Any additional tests or additional medical expenses will be the individual’s responsibility.

Steubenville Testing Center:        

Trinity Express Care – Wintersville150 Main Street, WintersvilleOH 43953, 740-346-2702

Everyday: 8AM-8PM

Youngstown Testing Center:
Mercy Health-Wick Primary Care at Youngstown State University, 330 Wick Ave. Youngstown, OH 44503, 330-747-4660
There are 2 sections and the instructions are to park in the back of the facility and enter in the back entrance which is for walk- in individuals needing testing. No appointment is necessary. The hours there are 8AM-4PM M-F and Saturdays 8AM-12PM. 

G.   The College will limit access to its campus buildings, security guards will be stationed at each of these entrances to check authorized employees, students, and visitors. Security guards will have and distribute standard PPE at these locations. Building access will be as follows:


i.    
Steubenville Buildings

1.    Main Campus: All doors will be locked, security will grant access the sliding doors by receiving (down by the handicapped parking area).

2.    Pugliese Building: All doors will be locked, security will grant access at the main door on the lower level.

3.     Regional Workforce Building: All doors will be locked, security will grant access at the main door on the upper level.

4.    Gator Store: The Bookstores will remain closed, all transactions should go through
the bookstores online at: 
https://egcc.edu/gatorstore/ 


ii.    
Youngstown Buildings

1.    Thomas Humphrey’s Hall: The quadrant doors will be locked, security will grant
access into the quadrants.

2.    Health and Workforce Building: All doors will be locked, security will grant
access at the front door on Boardman Street.

3.    Student Support Center: All doors will be locked, security will grant access to the door on the main door at the corner of Boardman Street and Walnut Street.

4.    Choffinmain door security lets you in, temperatures will be taken prior to entering
the classroom – employees not security

5.    Gator Store: The Bookstores will remain closed, all transactions should go through
the bookstores online at: 
https://egcc.edu/gatorstore/

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IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Update

July 19, 2020

Staff, Faculty and Students: 

Eastern Gateway Community College in accordance with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), and the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio, will require the wearing of facial coverings while inside an EGCC building.

The requirement to facial coverings does not apply when:

  1. The individual is under ten years of age;
  2. A medical condition including those with respiratory conditions that restrict breathing, mental health conditions, or disability contraindicates the wearing of a facial covering;
  3. The individual is communicating or seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing­impaired or has another disability, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication;
  4. The individual is alone in an enclosed space, such as an office, or in lieu of an enclosed space, the individual is separated by at least six feet in all directions from all other individuals, and in either case the space is not intended for use or access by the public;
  5. The individual is actively engaged in a public safety capacity, including but not limited to law enforcement, firefighters or emergency medical personnel;
  6. The individual is seated and actively consuming food or beverage outside of a classroom, on campus, and must maintain social distancing during this activity.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We want all of our employees and students to be safe and healthy during this time.

Thank you,

Eastern Gateway Community College

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IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Update

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Staff, Faculty and Students:

Tonight, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine addressed the state, this evening, about the growing number of COVID-19 in Ohio. Based on his recommendations, we will require everyone to wear a mask when in an EGCC building. New signs will be posted in the building tomorrow, July 16.
 
The only exception to this rule is when you are alone in a private office with your door closed. At that time, masks will not be required.  
 
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We want all of our employees and students to be safe and healthy during this time.
 
Thank you,
Eastern Gateway Community College
 
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Thursday, July, 9,  2020

Statement on Governor DeWine’s $200 million Suport for Ohio’s Colleges and University

Steubenville and Youngstown, Ohio – Today, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced his intention to release $200 million in federal CARES Act funding provided to the State of Ohio to support colleges and universities through the COVID-19 crisis.

Eastern Gateway Community College Interim President and Chief Financial Officer Michael Geoghegan released the following statement:

“We are very appreciative of Governor DeWine’s support for Ohio’s community college, and his recognition of the difficulties experienced by our schools and our students as we continue to live through the COVID-19 pandemic,” Geoghegan said. “We already have a thoughtful plan to ensure the safety and health of our students, staff and faculty, while also continuing to deliver the academic programming our students need to succeed. We will carefully consider how to best use these new funds to make the biggest impact on the lives of those we serve.”

Earlier this year, Eastern Gateway Community College received nearly $1 million in direct funding from the federal CARES Act to minimize disruption to the college in the wake of the pandemic. It leveraged a portion of those funds to launch the EGCC Summer Guarantee allowing tens of thousands of residents of Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Jefferson Counties to attend college for free.

Eastern Gateway Community College does not have an estimate of how much of the newly announced funds it will receive. Additionally, leadership of the college has not determined how to use the funds. 

Media Contact:  Amanda Wurst, 614-832-7512, [email protected]

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Eastern Gateway Community College provides quality, student-centered, future-focused higher education. Valuing accessibility, affordability and equity, the College helps students achieve successful learning outcomes, engages educational and community partners, and serves the citizens of Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties.

 

July 1, 2020

Eastern Gateway Community College Taking Hybrid Approach to On-Campus Classes for Fall Semester

Stuebenville and Youngstown, Ohio  – Eastern Gateway Community College today announced tentative COVID-19 responsive plans for on-campus instruction this Fall Semester.

“While plans may change in response to the realities of the pandemic and the State of Ohio’s recommendations for higher education, our doors will be open,” said Interim President and Chief Financial Officer Michael Geoghegan. “We are taking a practical and responsible approach to ensure the health and safety of our staff, faculty and students remains our top priority.”

Fall Semester will replicate Eastern Gateway Community College’s Summer plans, which emphasized online classes, while allowing students on campus to make up labs held over from Spring Semester. For Fall, classes without hands-on components will be held online, with the exception of in-person labs that will meet on campus. Clinicals will continue to be scheduled by the participating entity, not by the college.

Eastern Gateway Community College classrooms will be structured in a way that ensures students and faculty are able to maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet from one another, and appropriate personal protective equipment will be provided. Plans are subject to change based on status of the pandemic and guidance from the CDC and the State of Ohio.

About Eastern Gateway Community College

Eastern Gateway Community College provides quality, student-centered, future-focused higher education. Valuing accessibility, affordability and equity, the College helps students achieve successful learning outcomes, engages educational and community partners, and serves the citizens of Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties.

Media Contact:  Amanda Wurst, 614-832-7512, [email protected]

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 

EGCC Students, Staff and Faculty,

For those of you that will be returning to campus on June 1, 2020. Please read the EGCC Campus Guidelines below.

Starting June 1, 2020

Anyone entering campus buildings will be checked in by security when entering the building.

Only authorized students, staff and faculty will be granted access in the buildings.

  • Social Distancing is Required: Always maintain 6-feet of distance between yourself and others.
  • Temperature Check: It is strongly recommended that you take your temperature before coming to campus. If you have a temperature (100.4 or higher) or are not feeling well, please DO NOT come to campus. Contract your instructor or supervisor and they will make accommodations for you.
  • Face Coverings: Per Governor DeWine’s Responsible Protocols for Getting Back to Work, we strongly recommendthat everyone entering College buildings wear a face covering. Face covering is required in the classroom.
  • Wash your hands often with water and soap (20 seconds or longer) and dry hands with a clean towel or air dry. https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands or after touching surfaces.
  • Wipe down your work areas/desk/counters/phone regularly throughout the day.
  • Follow all CDC guidelines, CDC poster are throughout the building. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

Building Access

Steubenville Buildings

  • Main Campus: All doors will be locked, security will grant access at the door by the security office off the main courtyard, and the sliding doors by receiving (down by the handicapped parking area).
  • Pugliese Building: All doors will be locked, security will grant access at the main door on the lower level and the main door on the upper level (by online).
  • Gator Store: The Bookstores will remain closed, all transactions should go through the bookstores online at: https://egcc.edu/gatorstore/
  • Steubenville Security Number: 740-264-5596

Youngstown Buildings

  • Thomas Humphrey’s Hall: The quadrant doors will be locked, security will grant access into the quadrants.
  • Health and Workforce Building: All doors will be locked, security will grant access at the front door on Boardman Street.
  • Student Support Center: All doors will be locked, security will grant access to the door on the main door at the corner of Boardman Street and Walnut Street.
  • Gator Store: The Bookstores will remain closed, all transactions should go through the bookstores online at: https://egcc.edu/gatorstore/
  • Youngstown Security Number: 330-506-9189

For the health and safety of all those around you, please follow the guidelines above. We look forward to seeing you back on campus and staying healthy.

Thank you,

Eastern Gateway Community College

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, April 27, 2020                                   

Eastern Gateway Community College Launches Free Summer College for Students in Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Jefferson Counties

The EGCC Summer Guarantee will ensure no out-of-pocket costs for students with support from the federal CARES Act

For more information go to our EGCC Summer Guarantee Page

Steubenville and Youngstown, Ohio – Eastern Gateway Community College today launched the EGCC Summer Guarantee, which will allow students to take their Summer Semester classes at EGCC with no out-of-pocket costs, including tuition, fees and books.

For new, continuing and returning students who reside in the college’s service district (Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Jefferson), the EGCC Summer Guarantee will be a “last dollar” scholarship that will cover students’ out-of-pocket costs after Pell Grants and other financial aid eligibility is determined. This is also available to students who are enrolled at another college or university, but are back home in the service district for the summer.

“The federal stimulus bill, the CARES Act, provided funding to colleges to help cover the costs of transitioning to online learning during the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure students continue to receive their education, especially those students facing economic hardship,” said Interim President Michael Geoghegan. “As many other community colleges across the country have been hit hard by the sudden disruption of COVID-19, Eastern Gateway Community College’s national leadership in online learning provided some stability and continuity for our on-campus students.”

Prior to its full-scale conversion to distance learning in response to COVID-19, 88 percent of Eastern Gateway Community College students were taking at least one online course. EGCC has had a relentless focus on delivering quality education at an affordable price, and have used technology to enable that mission. While disruption to campus operations was significant, just a small percentage of its courses were unable to transition because of the laboratories and clinicals that require in-class participation.

To be eligible for the EGCC Summer Guarantee, students in the service district must have completed a 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitted an EGCC online application available here. Summer courses begin June 1.

“Summer Semester is the right time for students and displaced workers to get caught up and get ahead after the weeks of disruption and continued uncertainty,” said Geoghegan. “Our programs are affordable and accessible, without sacrificing any of the rigor our students, staff, faculty, and employers expect.”

Eastern Gateway Community College will receive just under $1 million in funding through the CARES Act to support students in their service district after academic disruption as a result of COVID-19. In addition to tuition assistance, the federal legislation provided funding for direct assistance to students to remove barriers to continuing their education. Eastern Gateway Community College is reviewing guidance and will provide additional information as it becomes available.

For more information go to our EGCC Summer Guarantee Page

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Media Contact: Amanda Wurst | 614-832-7512 | [email protected]

Eastern Gateway Community College provides quality, student-centered, future-focused higher education. Valuing accessibility, affordability and equity, the College helps students achieve successful learning outcomes, engages educational and community partners, and serves the citizens of Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties.


For Immediate Release

Friday, April 3, 2020

Ohio Students Benefit from Eastern Gateway Community College Online

Steubenville, Ohio and Youngstown, Ohio – Eastern Gateway Community College spent the last four years building a 27,000 student strong online campus, and it has made the college’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis successful and responsive.

“We recognized early on that students wanted online degree options. As a public, not-for-profit community college we were able to offer a quality education to students that often felt like college was out of reach to them,” said Eastern Gateway Community College Interim President Michael Geoghegan. “Fortunately, it also put us ahead of the curve in terms of offering courses online in response to the coronavirus pandemic. At the end of the day, we only had to convert 131 in-person courses to online.”

Prior to its full-scale conversion to distance learning in response to COVID-19, 88 percent of Eastern Gateway Community College students were taking online courses.

While many classes, such as general education, business and communications courses were natural fits for a virtual conversion, more hands-on programs offered an opportunity for Eastern Gateway Community College to find creative ways to offer workforce development certificates.

One example is welding. Hands-on welding experience and training is, obviously, a critical component of the program. However, faculty are finding ways to keep students by focusing on the practical aspects of their courses, and will then provide an intensive lab experience once in-person classes are possible.

Additionally, instead of suspending Spanish classes, Eastern Gateway Community College was able to consolidate its on-campus classes with the virtual classes offered to high school students through College Credit Plus.

As a result, only 4 percent of the courses were not able to be offered online. These courses include clinicals, labs, the Police Academy. Even tutoring and some other student support services were able to continue virtually, through the college’s use of programs such as Zoom. Even weekly career counseling services are being offered so that students can work on their resumes and make post-graduation plans.

“Our driving principle of this time was to put student success first, and that meant continuing classes so that academic goals and milestones can be met, but without sacrificing the rigor of the courses,” said Dr. John Crooks, vice president of academic affairs at Eastern Gateway Community College. “Eastern Gateway Community College graduates will be prepared for the workforce and future success.”

As a result of its proven online model and its commitment to innovative content delivery, Eastern Gateway Community College has also met students where they are. Vice President Art Daly went so far as to print materials and create packages for students to complete work.

“Eastern Gateway Community College is unique in that we have had great success building online programming, but we have never lost the personal touch. Our faculty has done a tremendous job responding to the needs of our students and doing what is necessary to keep them on track. The students trust us to have their back,” Daly said.

In addition to online programming, Eastern Gateway also extended its registration deadline, to allow more students to take advantage of online programs while staying at home.

“For people who put it off because they were busy with a job or taking kids to activities, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. And, it gives them an advantage as our economy recovers from this crisis,” said Geoghegan.

For the most up-to-date information on Eastern Gateway Community College’s efforts to respond to COVID-19 visit egcc.edu.

Media Contact: Amanda Wurst, 614-832-7512, [email protected]gtonroadgroup.com

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For Immediate Release

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Eastern Gateway Community College Extends Suspension of In-Person Classes

EGCC continues online course registration through March 27

Steubenville, Ohio and Youngstown, Ohio – As part of Ohio’s ongoing response to the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, Eastern Gateway Community College will continue the postponement of in-person classes until Monday, April 6, 2020. Additionally, staff and faculty working from home will continue to do so until that date.

Previously, Eastern Gateway Community College suspended in-person classes through March 30, 2020, but extended the timeline in response to Governor Mike DeWine’s “Stay at Home” order. However, college administrators continue to monitor the evolving situation. As new guidelines and orders are issued by state officials, Eastern Gateway Community College will respond and make additional changes as necessary.

“Our guiding principle throughout this crisis is to put our students first and do everything we can to ensure their academic success,” said Eastern Gateway Community College Interim President Michael Geoghegan. “Our staff and faculty have been determined to support our students during a truly challenging time for us all, and everyone is doing incredible work.”

As a result of its investments in online education over the last 4 years, 88 percent of its students were already taking online classes. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eastern Gateway Community College transitioned an additional 54 classes from in-person to online courses.

Students are still able to register for online classes through this Friday, March 27. 

“We appreciate the patience our students have shown us as we continue this transition to online learning and take appropriate action to keep our community healthy and safe,” said Geoghegan. “It has not been easy, especially as our students, staff and faculty face challenges in their personal lives, but we are proud that everyone is working together to find solutions.”

For the most up-to-date information on Eastern Gateway Community College’s efforts to respond to COVID-19 visit egcc.edu.

Media Contact: Amanda Wurst, 614-832-7512, [email protected]m

 

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For Immediate Release

Friday, March 20, 2020

Eastern Gateway Community College to Extend Current Registration, Expand “Last 8 Week” Online Term

EGCC will Postpone its May Commencement Ceremony

Steubenville, Ohio and Youngstown, Ohio – As part of Ohio’s ongoing response to the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, Eastern Gateway Community College will provide additional opportunities for students to succeed online during this challenging time. 

The registration deadline for its current Spring Semester “Last 8 Week” courses will be extended to Friday, March 27. Additionally, students who were already registered for “Last 8” courses, which began on Monday, March 16, will have an additional two weeks to complete their coursework. The end of Spring Semester will be pushed back to May 24. 

“The world has drastically changed over the last two weeks, and we understand the strains that our students are under,” said Eastern Gateway Community College Interim President Michael Geoghegan. “Some students have been unable to start their coursework, so we are giving them additional time to catch up. For others, this time at home could be a great opportunity to start working on a degree.” 

In accordance with this new timeframe, Eastern Gateway Community College will suspend its May 23, 2020 commencement ceremony previously scheduled at the Covelli Center in Youngstown. 

Students who have completed their program requirements will still graduate and receive their degrees.

“We are disappointed that we will not be able to celebrate the great work our students have put in to completing their degrees this May, but the uncertainty surrounding the spread of the coronavirus left us no choice,” said Geoghegan. “However, we will still confer degrees as we explore creative opportunities to celebrate our graduates at a later time.” 

For the most up-to-date information on Eastern Gateway Community College’s efforts to respond to COVID-19 visit egcc.edu.

Media Contact: Amanda Wurst, 614-832-7512, [email protected]m

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For Immediate Release
Monday, March 16, 2020
Today, Eastern Gateway Community College administrators met with staff and faculty as part of our ongoing response to the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat. As previously announced, on-campus classes will now transition to online courses beginning Wednesday, March 18. 

 Below is a list of each of the classes that will be making that transition.

Youngstown

Course Number

Section Number

Course Description

BIO107

800

Hum/Anat & Phy I

BIO108

800

Hum/Anat & Phy II

BIO108

801

Hum/Anat & Phy II

CHM101

800

Intro to Chemistry

CHM101

801

Intro to Chemistry

CIS101

50

Personal Comp Appl

CIS101

52

Personal Comp Appl

COM101

53

Public Speaking

COM101

800

Public Speaking

COM105

52

Interpersonal Commun

CSS106

54

Succeeding in Colleg

CSS106

55

Succeeding in Colleg

ECO101

50

Macroeconomics

ENG101

53

English Comp I

ENG101

801

English Comp I

ENG102

53

English Comp II

ENG102

54

English Comp II

ENG102

800

English Comp II

ENG103

50

Business Comm

ENG104

51

Tech & Prof Writing

ENG201

51

Intro To Literature

GEL111

51

Earth Science

HIS101

50

World Civilization I

HIS105

51

U.S. History – Modern

MTH100

50

Math For Ele Teach I

MTH103

50

Business Math

MTH128

52

Statistics

PNR106

51

Med/Surg Nursing II

PSC101

52

American Government

PSC101

800

American Government

PSY101

53

General Psychology

PSY101

54

General Psychology

PSY101

800

General Psychology

PSY201

50

Child Development

SOC101

53

Intro To Sociology

SOC101

800

Intro To Sociology

BIO106

200

Intro:Biological Sc

BIO107

02

Hum/Anat & Phy I

BIO108

03

Hum/Anat & Phy II

BIO108

200

Hum/Anat & Phy II

BIO201

201

Pathophysiology

BIO203

03

Prin Of Microbiology

BIO203

04

Prin Of Microbiology

CHM101

02

Intro to Chemistry

CHM101

200

Intro to Chemistry

CJT202

02

Criminal Invest

CJT210

02

Intro To Crim Law

EDU220

01

Educational Psycholo

ENG101

01

English Comp I

MTH099

04

Intermediate Algebra

MTH120

01

College Algebra

MTH121

02

College Trigonometry

MTH128

02

Statistics

MTH220

02

Calc/Analy Geom I

 

Steubenville 

Course Number

Section Number

Course Description

CIS101

50

Personal Comp Appl

COM101

50

Public Speaking

COM101

51

Public Speaking

ENG101

50

English Comp I

ENG101

51

English Comp I

ENG201

50

Intro To Literature

MTH099

50

Intermediate Algebra

MTH105

50

Quantitative Reason

MTH128

50

Statistics

PHY106

800

College Physics I

PHY107

800

College Physics II

PNR106

50

Med/Surg Nursing II

PSY101

50

General Psychology

PSY211

50

Abnormal Psychology

SOC101

50

Intro To Sociology

SOC101

51

Intro To Sociology

SOC205

50

Social Problems

ACC111

200

Financial Acct I

ACC121

200

Managerial Acct

BIO107

01

Hum/Anat & Phy I

BIO107

200

Hum/Anat & Phy I

BIO108

01

Hum/Anat & Phy II

BIO108

02

Hum/Anat & Phy II

BIO108

201

Hum/Anat & Phy II

BIO115

01

Prin Of Biology II

BIO203

01

Prin Of Microbiology

BIO203

02

Prin Of Microbiology

BIO203

05

Prin Of Microbiology

BIO207

200

Zoology

BUS101

200

Intro To Business

BUS201

200

Prin Of Marketing

BUS221

200

Business Ethics

CHM101

01

Intro to Chemistry

CHM101

201

Intro to Chemistry

CHM102

01

General Chemistry I

CJT213

01

Police Function

COM101

01

Public Speaking

ECO102

200

Microeconomics

ENV101

01

Intro to Environ Sci

MGT201

200

Prin Of Management

MGT202

200

Organizational Behav

MGT208

200

Human Resources Mgt

MGT210

200

Leader Dev/Team Bldg

MTH120

02

College Algebra

MTH121

01

College Trigonometry

MTH128

01

Statistics

MTH220

01

Calc/Analy Geom I

MTH221

01

Calc/Analy Geom II

PSY101

01

General Psychology

SOC101

02

Intro To Sociology

To access the classes that are now online, please go to egcc.edu and follow these directions:

      Click on Gateway (Student Portal)

      Click on “My Classes ’20”

      From the dashboard, you will see the courses you are enrolled in.

      Select the appropriate course to begin your work.

On the student portal, click on “My Classes Guide” for information on how to use Canvas, Eastern Gateway Community College’s e-learning platform. 

If you have technology or internet access issues that will challenge your transition to online learning, please contact [email protected]. Start with your instructor to determine if an off-line option is available. If not, contact an Enrollment Specialist to drop the course.

A limited number of Eastern Gateway Community College staff and administrators will still be on campus, despite the change in class schedules. College operations, such as financial aid, registration, transcripts, etc., will continue. Students can access these services online, and through email, text and phone calls.

ASPIRE (high school equivalency programs) classes remain suspended until Monday, March 30.

For clinicals, workforce development programs (CDL, Phlebotomy, Welding, Machining, Real Estate) and the Police Academy, please contact your instructor(s) regarding program requirements.

For the most up-to-date information on Eastern Gateway Community College’s efforts to respond to COVID-19 visit https://egcc.edu.

 

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For Immediate Release
Friday, March 13, 2020
 
Eastern Gateway Community College Suspends In-Seat Classes Until March 30; Online Classes Continue as Scheduled on March 16
 
Steubenville, Ohio – As part of Ohio’s ongoing response to the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, especially given the recent case in Trumbull County and the closure of K-12 schools, Eastern Gateway Community College made additional determinations about the remainder of its Spring semester.

 

“These decisions were not made lightly, but were made in the best interest of our students, staff, faculty and community,” said Eastern Gateway Community College Interim President Michael Geoghegan. “For the majority of our students, who are already taking online classes, the disruptions will be minimal. For those who are on-campus, we will do everything possible to make sure these changes do not impact their academic goals.”

 

Some Eastern Gateway Community College staff and administors will still be on campus, despite the change in class schedules. College operations, such as financial aid, registration, transcripts, etc., will continue. Students can access these services online, and through email, text and phone calls.

 

More than 88 percent of Eastern Gateway Community College students are already online. The following changes relate to all courses:

 

Online Courses
There is no change to online classes, including those that begin Monday, March 16.
 
College Credit Plus
Instructors who are teaching CCP courses will follow the high school’s schedule and will work with the students to ensure that they are completing the course objectives. College Credit Plus courses being taught on-campus at the high schools will transition classes to online platforms that work best for the school district and students.
 
On-Campus Classes
All in-person classes will be suspended until Monday, March 30. Eastern Gateway Community College will work with staff and faculty to move as many of these classes online as possible. If online learning is not an option, faculty will work with students to ensure the course requirements are completed before the end of the semester.

 

ASPIRE (High School Equivalency Program)
These classes, which are offered on-campus in Steubenville and Youngstown, will be suspended until Monday, March 30.

 

Workforce Development Programs (CDL, Phlebotomy, Welding, Machining, Real Estate)
These programs will be suspended until Monday, March 30. Instructors will work with students to meet program requirements before the end of the semester.

 

Police Academy
This program will be suspended until Monday, March 30. Instructors will work with students to meet program requirements before the end of the semester.
 
The Eastern Gateway Community College Testing Center
This center will be closed until Monday, March 30.

 

Tutoring
Tutoring will continue online, with in-person sessions transitioning to Zoom.

 

Off-Campus Clinicals
The individual clinical sites will direct students on scheduling. Any student concerned about the impact clinical availability will have on their ability to meet course requirements should contact their instructor. Additionally, any student who does not feel well should refrain from reporting to a clinical.

 

Other Programs
Eastern Gateway Community College’s food pantry will be closed until Monday, March 30. Additionally, the Eastern Gateway Community College Gators baseball season has been suspended through March 30. The bookstore will be closed, but available online at https://egcc.edu/gatorstore/.

 

“We are constantly monitoring this evolving situation and are reevaluating based on the information we have and the guidance we receive from the State,” Geoghegan said. “We will continue to work 2-3 weeks at a time to ensure we are responding to the situation in a thoughtful and responsible way.”

 

For the most up-to-date information on Eastern Gateway Community College’s efforts to respond to COVID-19 visit https://egcc.edu.
 
Media Contact: Amanda Wurst, 614-832-7512, [email protected]m 
 
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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

 

Eastern Gateway Community College Releases COVID-19 Response Updates, Changes to On-Campus Class Schedule

 

Steubenville, Ohio – After Governor Mike DeWine’s request yesterday for 2- and 4-year colleges to reduce the risk of  spreading the  2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) by transitioning to online course completion, Eastern Gateway Community College established the COVID-19 Task Force to monitor the situation and make recommendations about on-going  operations of the college. 

 

“With 88 percent of our students already taking online courses, Eastern Gateway Community College is ideally situated to make this transition as seamless as possible for students, staff and faculty,” said Interim President Michael Geoghegan. “Our efforts will decrease the number of people on campus at any given time to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in Ohio, on our campus and in our community.”

 

Highlights of the task force’s work today are:

      Previously scheduled online classes will proceed as scheduled on Monday, March 16.

      The Police Academy, ASPIRE and workforce development programs will continue as scheduled beginning Monday, March 16.

      Off-campus clinicals will continue as scheduled. Any changes will come at the direction of the clinical location.

      All other classes held on-campus will be canceled for Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17to provide time for faculty to return from Spring Break and make adjustments to their classes for the remainder of the Spring semester, including all terms.

      Faculty and staff will meet with administrators on campus on Monday, March 16, with an option to join virtually, to work through the logistical needs of transitioning classes online and which in-person classes are necessary to continue. Meeting details to follow.

 

“Governor DeWine’s guidance was clear. The rigor and completion of our academic programs was to continue, it was the delivery of those services that needed to change,” said Dr. John Crooks, vice president of academic affairs at Eastern Gateway Community College. “Decisions reached today by the task force were guided by our continued commitment to the success of our students.”

 

In addition to adjustments in course delivery, the task force provided, and will continue to provide, operational guidance for staff and faculty, including:

      Based on other Ohio colleges and universities, such as The Ohio State University, Eastern Gateway Community College is preparing plans for more flexible telecommuting opportunities, where appropriate, for faculty and staff during this time.

      Based on state guidelines, all non-essential travel will be canceled.

      Community-based events, such as the upcoming Career Fair, will be canceled through March 31, 2020.

 

The Eastern Gateway Community College Board of Trustees planned for March 18, 2020 will be rescheduled for April.

 

To protect all guests, students, staff and faculty, Eastern Gateway Community College will continue to heavily push messages on prevention methodsCDC risk factors – including travel – and staying home when sick. Additionally, it is working with its custodial vendors to use best practice cleaning methods.

 

“There are still many unknowns, but our task force will constantly monitor the situation and make prudent decisions to keep our staff, students, faculty and community safe while honoring our academic commitments to our students,” said Geoghegan.

 

For the most up-to-date information on Eastern Gateway Community College’s efforts to respond to COVID-19 visit https://egcc.edu/covid-19/.

 

Media Contact: Amanda Wurst 614-832-7512 [email protected]m

 

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