COLUMBUS, Ohio — Student Life at Ohio State announced on Friday that all in-person organization events or gatherings are suspended due to concerns of the rising COVID-19 positivity rate on campus.
In an email sent on Friday, the Office of Student Life says this was a necessary action to take to help protect students, faculty and staff. The office is working on ways to allow organizations to meet virtually.
The email says: "We know many of you have already dramatically changed the way in which you are interacting this semester, and we thank you. This new action is not a punishment and we are not suggesting that your student organization is doing anything wrong."
The suspension goes through Sept. 9.
"The battle here is with COVID-19, and unfortunately that will require taking more significant steps for the next couple of weeks in hopes for a continued and successful semester," the email says.