Coronavirus response coordinator appointed

ASHLAND, Ohio -- The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority. To help the university navigate our ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response, AU has appointed Elise Riggle as the new coronavirus response coordinator.  

Reporting to the vice president for Student Affairs, the CRC serves as the coordinating hub for all University response protocols underway at our main campus and other educational sites. While each site has unique needs and administrative oversight, Ms. Riggle will ensure that COVID-19 planning, policies and response protocols remain up-to-date, coordinated and carefully communicated throughout the University. She will also help coordinate information with our various external partners such as the Ohio Department of Health and Ashland County Health Department.

If you have general questions regarding the University's COVID-19 response, please contact her at 419-289-5080 or Colleen Hord at the Student Affairs Office, 419-289-5307.

As a reminder, if you or someone you are advising becomes symptomatic or concerned about COVID-19 exposure:

  1. Stay home or in your room. Do not visit the campus or public places.
  2. Get Screened: Call (do not visit) your healthcare provider to get screened:
    1. students: call the Student Health Center at 419-289-5200
    2. employees: call your Primary Care Physician or clinic
  3.  Follow the instructions of your campus or local health care provider.