Updated: April 13, 2021 | 5:43 p.m.

ONU safety plan

On June 24, 2020, the ONU Board of Trustees endorsed the University’s safety plan for resuming in-person education for fall semester 2020. The plan was developed by incorporating the informed efforts of several work groups and special teams, leadership reviews undertaken over several weeks, and helpful suggestions during a campus comment period. The plan will continue to be reviewed and fine-tuned to ensure continued compliance with guidance from federal and state governments and the local health department. READ THE FULL SAFETY PLANS HERE: Spring 2021 Safety Plan and Fall 2020 Safety Plan.

Ohio Northern has created a handout to help students, parents, faculty and staff with many important details found in the COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Implementation Plan. READ THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN HERE. Access the Protect ONU Polar Pledge related to health and safety requirements.

VACCINE INFORMATION: ONU HealthWise Pharmacy will provide COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible patients on Fridays in April from 2-6:30 p.m. at the ONU Fieldhouse. This clinic is open to ALL members of the campus community and the general public over the age of 18, regardless of residency. HealthWise will administering the Moderna vaccine. The University also is trying to secure doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Learn more about ONU's vaccine clinics here.

  • ONU students, please register here.
  • ONU faculty, staff and community members, please register here.

The ONU COVID-19 Testing Dashboard displays the results from weekly surveillance testing, and recovered cases, and is updated every Monday. The dashboard also incorporates testing information from students who are taking courses on campus and have been tested off campus as well as for employees. We receive this information from students, employees and county health departments.

The process we engaged in drew heavily on the expertise of our faculty, especially those in medical and allied health fields. We also worked closely with other University partners, especially staff from the Kenton Hardin Health Department who also approved the safety plan. By continuing to work together, we can look forward to success this fall coming together to resume in-person education on our beautiful campus.


NOTE: Some of the resources on this web page document communications and planning efforts and is being preserved for archive purposes. Please consult the ONU Safety Plan and Implementation Plan for the most current information.