COVID-19 Information for Earth Sciences Students/Staff/Faculty/Affiliates


Updated on 9/1/2020

This page is used for providing guidance on the current coronavirus situation for Earth Sciences students, staff, faculty, and other affiliates.

School of Earth Sciences staff are available to assist you

M-F 8:00am -5:00pm

For General office inquiry please email


Key Department Contacts

Facilities related questions, contact Soyoung Carpenter, ( 614-688-2884)

Lab related questions, contact John Olesik (, 614-292-6954) and Susan Welch (, 614-352-3773)

Undergraduate advising, contact Karen Royce (

Grad student questions, contact Angie Rogers (

IT related questions, contact Brent Curtiss (, 614-688-3758)



The university has stated that everyone who can is required to work remotely. This includes all undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, administrative and research staff, and faculty. Various resources for telework can be found at OSU Human Resources COVID-19 HR Resources website.


Building Access 

Mendenhall Laboratory and Orton Hall are open for classes/research only. A daily health check to report body temperature and health status is required for all students, faculty and staff. More information on Daily health check can be found on the OSU Safe and Healthy Buckeye website.

If you need are accessing building during COVID-19 for non-teaching/research related purposes, please email John Olesik (, 614-292-6954) 


Contact Tracing, Isolation and Quarantine

What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed