Coronavirus Information and Updates

Regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) - Update 4/7/2020:

At this time, all campuses will remain closed until further notice.  Students should continue participating in their classes online and staff should continue to work remotely.  We will provide an update when new information is received. 

Regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) - Update 3/31/2020, 7am CST:

At this time, all campuses will remain closed until further notice.  Students should continue participating in their classes online and staff should continue to work remotely.  We will provide our next update on Tuesday, April 7th.  In the meantime, we encourage everyone to continue to adhere to all guidelines established by the CDC and your local public health and government officials.

Students who have questions should contact their campus Dean of Academic Affairs:

Daymar – Bowling Green:  Logan Hudspeth, lhudspeth@daymarcollege.edu

Daymar – Clarksville:  Chris Stagl, cstagl@daymarcollege.edu

Daymar – Columbus:  Michael McMurray, mmcmurray@daymarcollege.edu

Daymar – Murfreesboro:  Quintin Mitchum, qmitchum@daymarcollege.edu

Daymar – Nashville:  Deb Sawyer, dsawyer@daymarcollege.edu

Regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) - Update 3/22/2020, 9pm CST:

As a precaution related to COVID-19, the following campuses are moving staff remote for at least the next 14 days as of Monday, March, 23, 2020.

  1. Bowling Green, KY
  2. Murfreesboro, TN
  3. Nashville, TN
  • Staff are to work at home for the next 14 days. Please contact your immediate supervisor for additional details and information.
  • All students already have transitioned to online classes. Please contact your Program Director or the Dean of Academic Affairs (see below) if additional assistance needed.
  1. Bowling Green:  Logan Hudspeth, lhudspeth@daymarcollege.edu
  2. Murfreesboro:  Quentin Mitchum, qmitchum@daymarcollege.edu
  3. Nashville:  Deb Sawyer, dsawyer@daymarcollege.edu

Regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) - Update 3/19/2020, 3pm CST:

Daymar College – CLARKSVILLE, TN Campus ONLY

As a precaution related to COVID-19, the Clarksville campus is closing for at least the next 14 days.

  • Clarksville staff are to work at home for the next 14 days. Please contact your immediate supervisor for additional details and information.
  • All students will transition to online classes immediately. Please contact your Program Director or the Dean of Academic Affairs, Chris Stagl - cstagl@daymarcollege.edu for additional details. 

Regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) - Update 3/17/2020, 10pm EST:

Daymar College – COLUMBUS, OH Campus ONLY

As a precaution related to COVID-19, the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools is requiring all Ohio schools registered under them to cease any ongoing onsite teaching.   Effective today Wednesday, March 18th, all classes will be conducted online through the Canvas learning management system and/or through communication with assigned instructors.  No classes will be conducted on campus and students should not report to campus.  Classes will be conducted online for the remainder of the current term, which ends March 30, 2020, and for the entirety of the term which begins on April 2, 2020 and ends on June 25, 2020. 

Additionally, the campus would like to remind students of the following guidance:

  1. Internship
    1. Students currently on internship are encouraged to complete their hours, if possible, by the end of the term.  If you are unable to do so, please contact your campus Dean of Academic Affairs, Michael McMurray.
    2. Students who would begin Internship in the April 2nd term – you will not be scheduled for Internship during the term and instead will be scheduled for a Capstone course, which will be conducted online.
  1. Medical Massage Therapy classes at Columbus:
    1. For the remainder of the current term – the Program Director, Jim Murrin, or Dean of Academic Affairs, Michael McMurray, will be in contact with you regarding completion of the current term.
    2. For the term beginning April 2nd– The College Administration is currently working on a continuity of education plan for the Medical Massage Therapy students.  We will communicate additional details regarding the April term within the next few days.  Thank you for your patience as we work through the details.

Please contact your campus Dean of Academic Affairs, Michael McMurray, at mmcmurray@daymarcollege.edu  if you have any questions about the information outlined in this announcement.

Now, more than ever, we thank you for your patience and continued focus on your coursework.

Regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) - Update 3/16/2020, 9am CST:

Dear Daymar Students, Staff and Faculty -

Due to continuing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, Daymar College is implementing the following actions:

  1. Beginning March 23, 2020, all classes, with a few exceptions, which are detailed below, will be conducted online through the Canvas learning management system.  Classes will be conducted online for the remainder of the current term and for the entirety of the term which begins on April 2, 2020 and ends on June 25, 2020.
  • Exceptions to the above announcement include the following:   
  • i.  Internship
    • Students currently on internship are strongly encouraged to complete their hours unless their internship site directs them to no longer report to the site.  If this occurs, please contact your campus Dean of Academic Affairs.
    • Students who would begin Internship in the April 2nd term – you will not be scheduled for Internship during the term and instead will be scheduled for a Capstone course, which will be conducted online.
  • ii.  Physical Therapist Assistant classes at Clarksville:
    • For the remainder of the current term – classes will continue to occur on campus, as normally scheduled, in order to remain compliant with CAPTE requirements.  Clinicals will also continue as scheduled; if you experience issues with your clinical site, please contact Dr. Julian Magee, Program Director or Emilie Reinhardt, Clinical Education Coordinator. 
    • For the term beginning April 2nd – all PTA classes will be conducted online from April 2nd through April 30th.  Beginning May 1st, PTA students will report to campus for the remainder of the term, if conditions permit.
  • ​iii.  Dental Assisting classes at Clarksville:
    • For the remainder of the current term – classes will continue to occur on campus.
    • For the term beginning April 2nd – all DA classes will be conducted online from April 2nd through April 30th.  Beginning May 1st, DA students will report to campus for the remainder of the term, if conditions permit.
  • iv.  Medical Massage Therapy classes at Columbus:
    • For the remainder of the current term – classes will continue to occur on campus.
    • For the term beginning April 2nd – The College Administration is currently working on a continuity of education plan for the Medical Massage Therapy students.  We will communicate additional details regarding the April term within the next few days.  Thank you for your patience as we work through the details.

       2.  Please contact your campus Dean of Academic Affairs if you have any questions about the information outlined in item #1 above:

Events and Travel

  • College events for more than 50 attendees are canceled up through June 25, 2020
  • We discourage our students from personal travel, both domestic and international
  • Health officials advise against travel to places with coronavirus. It includes both international travel to Level 2 and 3 countries and domestic travel to states with more than 10 cases.
  • Those who do travel should self-monitor for fever, cough, or shortness of breath for 14-days after your return.  If you are experiencing those symptoms, self-isolate from others and contact your health care provider immediately. Do not come to campus if you are sick. 

 For Daymar College Employees

  • The campus will remain open as the situation allows.
  • Adjunct faculty who are teaching online courses do not need to report to work at the campus.
  • Adjunct faculty teaching an on-campus course should continue to report to work at the campus for their course(s).
  • Full time faculty and Program Directors should continue to report to work at the campus.
  • All other staff should continue to report to work at the campus.
  • The campus will remain open as the situation allows.

 

Regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) - Update 3/14/2020:

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we respond to and navigate the unique and evolving COVID-19 situation. Our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our students and staff. We take this responsibility very seriously and continuously work with local public health agencies to obtain the most up-to-date information for our community. Classes will resume as planned on March 16, 2020.

We are monitoring communication from public health experts, federal, state and local agencies, and preparing to address any safety, operational or educational issues as they arise.  Any decision to close our campus would come at the advice and direction of county health officials based on their assessment of the risk to our students and the community.  

We work closely with our facilities groups to monitor and assess the ongoing circumstances and whether they intend to take any actions to close facilities. We have taken extra precautions by providing hand sanitizing stations throughout the facility, increasing janitorial cleaning of common areas, and adding special cleaning procedures for doorknobs, countertops, elevator buttons and various other touchpoints.

Additionally, Hussian College, Inc. administration are continuously updating emergency operations plans applicable to the Hussian and Daymar College campuses, including potential educational continuity plans. 

If you are experiencing symptoms of illness common to COVID-19 or if you have issues that would prevent you from attending classes this week that are a result of K-12 school closures, caring for an affected individual, etc., please contact your campus Dean of Academic Affairs.

Preventative Measures

We continue to encourage all students and staff to take everyday preventive actions:

  • Stay home when sick.
  • Remain at home until fever has been gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
  • Seek immediate medical care if symptoms become more severe, e.g., high fever or difficulty breathing.
  • Cover cough with a tissue or sleeve.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces.