Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update

March 17, 2020

In accordance with the guidance issued by Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Health, and the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, OMCC is transitioning the majority of onsite classroom or laboratory teaching to distance learning. The only continuing face-to-face instructional activity on campus will be individual meetings with students or small group instruction where students and teachers are able to maintain acceptable social distancing protocols.

March 12, 2020

OMCC is carefully monitoring the ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We are working closely with the Montgomery County Public Health Agency and following our school's Emergency Action Plan to protect our students, faculty, staff, and the general public. OMCC is also adhering to CDC guidelines, accrediting agency recommendations, and Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education.

We encourage you to take the following precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases:

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water several times a day. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick (except to visit a health care professional) and avoid close contact with others.
  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces each day. Use a household cleaner according to label directions.
  • Don't share things like towels, lipstick, toys, or anything else that might be contaminated with respiratory germs.
  • Don't share food, utensils or beverage containers with others.
  • Prepare your household with an emergency plan of action.
  • Keep enough food and medication in your home to last for at least two weeks.
  • Have plans in place should childcare facilities, schools, or workplaces close.
  • Prepare for the possible cancellation or postponement of large community events.
  • The Ohio Department of Health has opened a call center to answer questions regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

    For more information on COVID-19:

  • Ohio Department of Health
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Resource
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Guidance
  • Johns Hopkins University - Tracker
  • Johns Hopkins University - Infographic
  • We will continue to post updates on our website as more information becomes available concerning the disease as well as potential school delays and closings. Be calm, be vigilant, and stay healthy.

    Contact Information

    If you have comments, questions, or concerns, please contact us at (937) 567-8880.