Chatfield College announces plans to resume in-person and online classes for the Fall Term, which will run from August 17-November 23, 2020. The administration has approved a Coronavirus (Covid-19) Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan for all students, faculty, and staff which includes awareness of basic personal hygiene requirements such as regular handwashing and sanitizing, temperature checks upon arrival, face masks, and social distancing. Chatfield is constantly monitoring public health reports and for any updated recommendations made by the Ohio Department of Health, CDC and US Department of Education.
Classrooms Designed For Safety
Every classroom has been measured and the normal capacity of 15 students has been reduced to 7-8. This will allow for appropriate social distancing, greater personalized support, and a stress-free learning environment.
Fall classes will meet once per week for 2 hours and 45 minutes in order to reduce the number of students on campus. This unique block schedule will allow students to attend a course once a week instead of a traditional M-W-F or T-R schedule. It will also allow students flexibility in maintaining other priorities outside of school and finish courses before Thanksgiving.
Classes will be offered in person, but professors will also be using a state-of-the-art distance education portal at the same time. Students who may be unable to attend classes in-person can still continue their education remotely. Chatfield will be working with students to develop personalized support plans. Academic support services will also be available free of charge to students both in-person and remotely.