Monday, November 21, 2016

OUC inclement weather procedures reminder

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Now that we are in the season for any kind of weather condition, it’s time for a quick refresher on OUC’s weather and school closure policy.

Closures will be disturbed on multiple outlets to ensure our students have access to the most up-to-date information which includes OUC’s website, social media sites, NBC 4, WKKJ 94.3 radio, the Chillicothe Gazette, recorded on the OUC phone message system and sent through our text messaging alerts.

The safety and security of our students, faculty and staff is our number one priority. In the event that there is the chance for school to be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather, a determination will be made and broadcast by 7 a.m. for morning classes, by 10:30 a.m. for two-hour delays for afternoon classes and by 3:30 p.m. for evening classes.

If the Ross County Sheriff’s office issues a Level 3 or beyond emergency, OUC will close automatically.

Announcements for closures and delays will include the date of cancellation, part of the day (delay or full closure) and location. Special events will also automatically be cancelled during campus-wide cancellations or closings.

Students are reminded to use their best judgement when commuting to classes if they are not cancelled due to the varying nature of road conditions throughout the area.

To sign up to receive text alerts, visit the OHIO emergency programs website at www.ohio.edu/riskandsafety/emergencyprograms/notification_system/students.htm and follow the instructions.

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