Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information

Continuity of Academic Programs

Rooms & Capacity

A seating analysis has been conducted in the context of current physical distancing guidelines. Approximately 80% of the usual seating capacity is lost due to physical distancing spacing requirements. Chairs will be removed to allow the maintenance of these new seating capacities.

NEW Center Rooms

Room Capacity
Ballroom 100
Cook Alumni Hall 60
2009/2010 12
2011 4
2012/2103 8
2014/2015 8
2016 10
2017/2018 8
2001 (Signet Board Room) 12
2002-2005 8

University Rooms

Room Capacity
Great Hall 64*#
Training Room 17#
Olson Auditorium 34*
Meshel Hall 52*
Watanakunakorn Auditorium 63*
Liebelt Hall 37*
MDL 53*
Gross Anatomy Lab 76 (2 per cadaver)
Intermediate Halls 40*
Inclusivity Center 3
C-150 4
D-115 4
F-118 17*
G-105 9
G-205 9
F-134/135 10
F-234 4
Glass rooms, Library 4
RGE-123 13*
Pharmaceutics Lab 33
R-237 3
Stockdale Boardroom 4
A-72 5
Café Clark 40
E-100 4

* indicates capacity count includes room for 1 instructor
# indicates room that could have increased capacity if plexiglass dividers were installed

  • Some non-traditional rooms or spaces on the campus may be used for instruction as needed to maintain physical distancing standards.
  • Instructors will wear face coverings, but may remove them in appropriate physical distancing can be accomplished. Lavaliere microphones may be used by instructors to facilitate being heard, but must be properly cleaned before and after each use.
  • Instructors will be expected to bring and use their own teaching materials, and to remove them at the conclusion of instruction, to avoid the sharing of such materials.
  • Efforts will be made to minimize the use of passable microphones, but if in use, each microphone will need to be properly cleaned before and after each individual use.
  • Students and faculty may be asked to assist in the cleaning of their particular work areas as needed to facilitate the use of learning spaces. Cleaning supplies will be available in all such learning spaces.
  • Ingress and egress for all class gatherings will require the maintenance of appropriate physical distancing of no less than six feet between all individuals.
  • In learning spaces where physical distancing may be difficult, the manager of those learning spaces will be responsible for establishing the procedures for safe use of the learning space.

Instructional Delivery

  • A mixture of in-person and virtual/on-line instruction will be utilized in support of optimizing the education of students as well as the safety of students, faculty, and staff. Priority for in-person instruction will be given to those courses and activities that cannot be achieved virtually.
  • A new pandemic surge could necessitate moving again to a fully virtual curriculum delivery approach.
  • Students and faculty are encouraged to remain mindful of their whereabouts, and of those around them, to facilitate contact tracing efforts in the event of exposure.
  • If learning activities require a level of interpersonal proximity or physical contact which preclude compliance with physical distancing, appropriate personal protection, including face coverings, gloves, and potentially additional forms will be required. The specific protective requirements for such activities will be as recommended by course directors and approved by administration.
  • Students who believe they may require accommodations for learning disabilities which limit their effectiveness with virtual learning modalities should contact the Office of Student Services.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information

Northeast Ohio Medical University