News and information useful to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students, faculty and staff.

Archive for July, 2021

Law Library to Reopen Monday

The law library will reopen Monday 8/2 from 8am-6pm with those same hours through Friday.

Vaccine Requirements by Schools and Colleges Illegal in Ohio

Governor Mike DeWine recently signed a bill outlawing vaccine requirements for K-12 schools and colleges and Universities unless the vaccine is fully approved by the FDA.  Currently the COVID vaccines are available under emergency authorization status.

HHS & DOJ Guidance on “Long COVID” as a Disability

image of covid-19 virusesThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued guidance on “long COVID” as a disability.  Long COVID encompasses a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems that people experience four or more weeks after first being infected.  HHS and DOJ guidance states that long COVID can be a disability under Title II (public services) and Title III (public accommodations) of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act if a “person’s condition or any of its symptoms is a ‘physical or mental impairment that ‘substantially limits’ one or more major life activities.”  People whose long COVID qualifies as a disability are entitled to the same protections from discrimination as any other person with a disability under the ADA, Section 504, and Section 1557.  For more information, see the HHS Office for Civil Rights Civil Rights & COVID-19 page and relevant resources on the DOJ Civil Rights Division ADA Emergency Preparedness & Response page.

Law Library Closed for Bar Exam

The law library will be closed from Tuesday, July 27 through Friday, July 30 for administration of the bar exam.

SearchOhio and OhioLINK

Nineteen public libraries are part of OhioLINK; those libraries are collectively known as SearchOhio, which is the public library’s version of OhioLINK. By sharing resources, OhioLINK members have access to an additional 9.5 million popular materials and SearchOhio members have access to the circulating collection of OhioLINK. If an item you want is not available in the OhioLINK catalog, you may check the SearchOhio collection by clicking the ‘SearchOhio’ icon on the upper right of the screen. Enter your ID and password just as you would when requesting OhioLINK materials, and the material will arrive in the same manner as any OhioLINK book would arrive. Fine policies differ somewhatask a library staff member for details.

Consider using SearchOhio to:

  • Request popular fiction or movies
  • Get children’s books
  • Borrow cookbooks, how-to books, travel books, or any other materials you’d traditionally get from a public library