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March 9

Dear Members of the John Carroll University Community,

This afternoon, Ohio Governor Mike Dewine announced that three cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Cuyahoga County. The governor also declared a state of emergency, which, in this case, is an official declaration to assist the state in providing resources specific to COVID-19.

While it is troubling to learn that this global situation has reached our region, it serves to reinforce our imperatives on restricting University-sponsored travel, practicing good hygiene, and preparing our campus. At this time, there are no known cases of Coronavirus on John Carroll University’s campus. 

We realize that many in our community will have questions about the impact of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Cuyahoga County on our operations. At this point, all classes and campus activities will continue as previously scheduled. The COVID-19 Task Force is monitoring the situation on an hourly basis.

Students, faculty, and staff with questions are encouraged to visit our health update website, which includes all messages to the community, FAQs and an opportunity to submit specific questions to the task force.

These events remind us of the importance of remaining strong as a community and caring for one another. Our prayers are with the individuals in Cuyahoga County and around the globe who are directly impacted at this time. 

Mark D. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs

Garry Homany
Director of Risk Assessment and Regulatory Affairs