The headline on the Ohio State University’s “Safe and Healthy Return” web page reads:

The university remains under a state of emergency given the impacts of COVID-19.

“As we return to campus, here’s what you need to know.”

The message goes further to say,

“With Labor Day weekend fast approaching, we ask students with travel plans to get tested before you leave campus. You can register to get tested on site at Jesse Owens North, on Thursday or Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Your results will be provided to you as soon as possible so that you can reduce the risk of exposing your friends and family at home, if your test comes back positive for COVID-19. In the meantime, you should also act as though you are positive and wear your mask, practice physical distancing and take all other safety precautions.”

The Ohio State COVID 19 Dashboard this morning (Right click to see a larger view):

The COVID-19 dashboard provides a regularly updated status on COVID-19 across Ohio and within the Columbus campus community. It also includes the availability of quarantine and isolation space, personal protective equipment and cleaning protocols at Ohio State. The Ohio State testing data in the dashboard will be updated on those days when complete testing data is available for a 24-hour period during which surveillance testing was conducted. The next update is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 2, depending on the availability of test results through Monday, Aug. 31. The university cautions against drawing broad conclusions from the initial data about the prevalence of COVID-19 on campus, particularly since the student data set includes symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals.