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Beginning August 17, campus buildings will open for autumn semester. Your safety is our priority. Help us slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, wearing a face mask, washing your hands and staying home when sick. If you experience symptoms associated with COVID-19 or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, do not come to campus. When on campus grounds and in campus buildings, all visitors are expected to follow these safe campus requirements.

Face masks are an important tool to help protect our colleagues, classmates and members of the broader community from the virus. Unless exempted by Human Resources, Office of Student Life Disability Services or guidelines issued by the Ohio Department of Health, individuals are required to wear face masks covering nose and mouth on COTC’s campuses. Masks are required to be worn in all indoor settings on our campuses . Masks must also now be worn outdoors in settings on campus, even when individuals can maintain appropriate physical distancing. Indoors or outdoors, exceptions are made for those dining, participating in strenuous exercise or taking part in performance-based classes as long as physical distancing can be maintained.

COVID-19-consistent symptoms include:*

  • Fever of 100.4°F or higher or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain/body aches
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Exposure to someone with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19
    Exposure means: A household member, or any close contact (within six feet and for greater than 15 minutes) with an individual with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. The timeframe for contact includes the 48 hours before the individual became symptomatic.

*This list does not include all possible symptoms. Refer to the CDC for the most current list of possible symptoms. 


Future Students

COTC’s admissions representatives will continue to be available via phone, email and virtual appointment. Contact the admissions office at

  • Newark campus: 740-366-9222
  • Coshocton campus: 740-622-1408
  • Knox campus: 740-392-2526
  • Pataskala campus: 740-755-7090

Information Meetings

Program information meetings are being held remotely via Zoom. Check the schedule and register online for the program you are interested in.

Healthcare Careers:

Public Services and Safety Careers:

Virtual Tour

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John L. and Christine Warner Library

Beginning, August 25, the Warner Library will reopen with the following hours of operation:

  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Visitors are asked to maintain a safe, physical distance of six feet apart. We have spaced out seating in our common areas to help make this possible. Eating and drinking are not permitted in the library.

The book stacks will remain closed to the public. Requests for materials will be made online at and picked up at the circulation or information desk within the library. Returned materials will be quarantined for five days and will remain on your account until quarantine is complete and they have been checked in.

Due to quarantine, OhioLINK and Interlibrary Loan requests will be delayed. Requests for new materials will take longer than normal to process.


Dining Services

The Table of Contents (TOC) and the Bean Counter will open on August 24, with the following hours of operation:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: noon-6 p.m.

All Table of Contents (TOC) orders will be conducted through Grubhub during autumn semester. Read more about those changes and about installing the Grubhub app for ordering at the TOC here. Snacks that are offered at the Reese Center Cyber Café can be ordered on the Grubhub app and picked up at the TOC.


Campus Bookstore

The bookstore is currently open but operating with significantly reduced capacity due to physical distancing requirements. Protective shields have been installed at the registers, staff and customers are required to wear face masks, a hand-sanitizing station is available, and customers will follow a single-line flow pattern with social distance markers. Maximum capacity will be limited to 20-25 people in the store at a time, and a full-time employee will be stationed at the door during the weeks of August 17 through September 4 to monitor capacity.

  • Orders can be placed online and shipped to home rather than for in-store pick up. Any order over $50.00 will receive free shipping and one-day transit time in Ohio.
  • To avoid multiple contacts, the textbook aisles are closed. Self-service of textbooks and scrubs is not available.
  • Customers will not be allowed to try on apparel in the store. Full refunds will be available if a wrong size is purchased.

Bookstore Hours
Through August 16
Monday and Tuesday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

August 17 through 28
Monday and Tuesday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

August 31 and beyond
Monday and Tuesday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.