The Ohio State University at Lima

Ohio State Lima Coronavirus Information and Updates

Keeping our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends safe is our top priority. We realize that this is a challenging time, but our strength has been and always will be people. The coronavirus is unlike anything we have seen, but we remain committed to providing our students a quality education. The Ohio State Lima campus remains open and focused on supporting student learning. We aim to maintain “business as usual” as much as possible with safety adjustments, while serving students and our communities.

Surveillance Covid-19 Testing

Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website
Ohio State is committed to supporting the university community in preparation for on-campus operations this fall. To assist students, faculty, staff, and visitors, the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website launched yesterday. The site includes information and details related to physical distancing, campus readiness, classrooms, workspaces, housing, dining, personal protection and hygiene, mental health and wellness resources, travel, and several other areas. The university will continue to evaluate recommendations based on evolving conditions and the site will reflect any updates.
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Below are the latest updates on our efforts to keep our Buckeye family safe. This is an unprecedented situation that is evolving on a daily basis. We appreciate your patience and will continue to update this page regularly with information that is specific to the Lima campus. Information on all the ways Ohio State is taking steps to keep our communities safe is found here.


Faculty and Staff

  • If employees, including student employees, have questions about whether to telework or come to campus to work, please reach out to your college or unit leader for clarification.

  • The university has a comprehensive plan for limiting population density across all campuses. To help keep Buckeyes safe and healthy, all Ohio State autumn 2020 events and gatherings — whether on or off campus — will be virtual, with 10 or fewer in-person participants.
  • An event is defined as a planned activity, other than academic classes scheduled as part of the university curriculum, that is held in a university building or outdoor space on a university campus or with a community partner. A gathering is defined as a formal or informal assembly of people that is either planned or spontaneous.

The Office of Disability Services has added or modified some of its services. Learn more. If you have questions, contact Karen Meyer at 567-242-750 or

Facilities, offices, and student support resources

Admissions: office open

Admissions and Academic advising visits are available virtually and over the phone. If you have questions contact the admissions office at 567-242-7500 or

Bookstore: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Take advantage of ordering online with free shipping with any $49 purchase or more.

Cafeteria: AVI food service in Reed Hall closed. Cafeteria open for seating.

Campus offices: open

Career Services: Contact Rachel Richardson at or 567-242-7333.

Disability Services: The Office of Disability Services has added or modified some of its services. Learn more. Karen Meyer at 567-242-750 or

Diversity and Inclusion: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult to be away from students, faculty and staff. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as a resource for any issues you may face. Contact Temple Patton at 567-242-7190 or

Farmer Family Gallery: closed

Food Pantry:

The Food Pantry is available for current students in the Student Services Center. Contact Shane McCrory at 567-242-7337 or

Learning Center:

  • The Heath Learning Center is open for both virtual and in-person tutoring for English, Math and Spanish.
  • Heath Learning Center Hours: 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for open in-person tutoring. Open Zoom tutoring sessions Monday through Friday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Students may also contact the Heath Learning Center to schedule an appointment.
  • Call 567-242-7310 or email Julie Paxton at or Tim Cheeseman at

Library: Open. For more information, contact, or 567-242-7330.

Lima Campus Counseling and Consultation

Mercy Health Cafe

  • Reopens on January 25. Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Telehealth Care

  • Services available for Ohio State Lima Students, Faculty and Staff.

The Webb:

  • Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.