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Information for Current Students

These are extraordinary times and we are dealing with an unprecedented national health emergency. As we identify all of the circumstances that may arise as a result of the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of campus leaders representing all areas of operations has been working diligently to respond to the situation and will communicate any updates as they become available.

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Updates & Messages

With the goal of keeping our students informed of new updates in a timely manner, decisions resulting from the University’s response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic have been communicated to students through email, the website, and on social media. The following provides a chronological compilation of COVID-19 student-focused updates.

Sept. 10, 2021 Update
On September 10, 2021, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther signed an executive order declaring a State of Emergency in the City of Columbus and requiring that face masks be worn by individuals age 6 and older while in indoor spaces accessible to the public, including but not limited to city buildings, office buildings, retail establishments, bars and restaurants, and public transportation. 
The order takes effect immediately and remains in place until it is rescinded by Mayor Ginther. Exemptions to the order include those younger than 6 years of age; individuals with medical or behavioral conditions that preclude them from wearing a face covering; and anyone actively eating and drinking, engaged in sports and recreational activities, and giving a speech or performance before a live audience. 
In compliance with this new mandate, all faculty, staff, students, and visitors visiting Franklin University will be required to wear masks when indoors, with the exception of when sitting at a workstation that provides social distancing.

Self-Tracking Report

Franklin University prioritizes the health and safety of our employees and students. As part of our efforts to be transparent about COVID-19’s effects on our campus community, we are publishing information on current active cases involving our students and employees. 

New Cases Reported in The Last 7 Days Total Cases Reported (Since March 2020)
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Updated Oct. 18, 2021

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