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

  • The Employee Assistance Program is available to help faculty, staff and eligible family and household members address mental health and emotional well-being with tools and resources. The EAP is available online or by phone 24 hours a day at 800-678-6265.
  • EAP information
  • TESS information (mental health chatbot)

  • 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.

  • 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:

For Summer 2021, the Learning Center will be open remotely, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. There are no planned in-person hours for Summer, although I will be on campus weekly for testing. Placement testing will continue online.

General tutoring and specifically for English, Writing, and Math is available daily by appointment, same day when possible. Some testing will occur weekly on site. If you need the center to be open, please contact us to schedule.

The Learning Center will be closed except for testing May 3-7.

Please contact us for any tutoring, testing, scheduling, or other needs.

Timothy Cheeseman 567-242-7307
Julie Paxton 567-242-7307

Here’s to a safe, productive Summer toward the “mists and mellow fruitfulness” of a vibrant Autumn.

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

Lima Campus Counseling and Consultation

Mercy Health Cafe

  • Mercy Health Café will be closed. Free regular coffee will be available during Webb hours.

Telehealth Care

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

The Webb:

  • Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.