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COVID-19 Updates for OU-Tulsa Students

COVID-19 Reporting & Screening Tool - Effective May 19, 2020

All University of Oklahoma employees, resident physicians, and students, please note the following NEW screening guidance.

Each time you experience one of the following scenarios, you must complete an online screening tool for assessment* and clearance PRIOR to returning to campus or returning to a University-related function:

  • You have been away from campus for 7 consecutive days or more;
  • You returned from domestic or international travel in the last 14 days (domestic travel is defined as travel outside the State of Oklahoma);
  • You attended an event or entertainment venue with greater than 50 people at which participants were not wearing masks and/or did not practice appropriate social distancing in the last 14 days;
  • You experienced close contact to an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days;
  • You have experienced symptoms that could be consistent with COVID-19 in the last 14 days such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breahing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, and/or extreme fatigue. Please contact your primary care provider with any personal medical questions for guidance concerning your specific symptoms;
  • You or a member of your household has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 60 days.

Please contact your campus health clinic for further guidance:

  • OU-Tulsa Campus: OU-Tulsa Student & Employee Health at 918-660-3102 or TulsaStudentHealth@ouhsc.edu
  • OU Health Sciences Center Campus: HSC Student and Employee Health at 405-271-2577 or email Employee-Health@ouhsc.edu
  • OU Norman Campus: Goddard Health Center nurse line 405-325-8732

*A medical professional will be in contact with you, typically within 24 hours following submission of your form. Based on a medical professional's review of your information utilizing criteria developed by public health and infectious disease experts, you may be directed to observe a self-isolation period up to 14 days. Employees are encouraged to discuss their scheduling, in advance, with supervisors. Because COVID-19 remains a fluid situation and University policies will continue to be modified, Student and Employee Health clinic staff will not be able to give travel guidance relative to future travel and whether or not isolation will be required. 

Given the unique nature of the programs at the OU Health Sciences Center campuses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, our health care mission, and our patient populations, this screening requirement is an important effort we can implement to stop the spread of COVID-19.

If you need assistance accessing the online screening tool with your OU/OUHSC assigned logi and password, please contact your campus IT Help Desk.

Masks Required on Campus

As of May 6, 2020 and until further notice, all individuals in campus facilities must we disposable or fabric surgical-style facemasks. Scarves, bandanas and the like are not adequate. Individuals may only remove their masks within personal, private office workspaces when not interacting with others. Masks are being provided centrally by the University. These masks are expected to be worn for 5 days, unless otherwise too soiled. For those employees and students in non-direct patient care ares:

Students:

Please stop by OU-Tulsa Student Affairs once every 5 on-campus days to pick up a new mask.

Employees:

Department Managers should complete the online Mask Request Form to request a 1-week supply for their staff. Please do not utilize the the individually-bagged masks at campus entrances which are primarily intended for our students.

Social Distancing

Social Distancing refers to keeping a distance of at least 6 feet between individuals. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it is one of the most effective methods of avoiding infection and reducing the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing requirements apply in all workplace settings on campus, as well as in public settings, common areas, and shared spaces on campus and at OU-Tulsa events.

Public, common, or shared spaces include classrooms, lecture halls, labs, areas of ingress and egress, campus dining, libraries, break rooms.

When social distancing cannot be achieved in indoor or outdoor settings on campus, a mask must be worn and additional mitigations must be implemented where possible, including the following options:

  • re-configured physical spaces
  • re-configured seating designations
  • flexible meeting formats

OU-Tulsa Return Plan

The OU-Tulsa Return Plan was initially published on May 6, 2020. The six-page plan covers the following areas: 

  • Telecommuting (for employees)
  • Reopening Procedures
  • Social Distancing
  • Masks
  • Building Access and Amenities
  • Sanitizing Facilities and Equipment
  • Testing, Isolation, and Contact Tracing
  • Monitoring for Symptoms
  • Travel
  • Plans for Research / Patient Care / Academics
  • Enforcement

If you have questions about this Return Plan as it relates to our OU-Tulsa students, please contact our Executive Director, Josh Davis, by email or call (918) 660-3107.

At this time, OU-Tulsa Student Affairs, including Student Health and Counseling operations, will continue normal business hours with minor adjustments to staffing to achieve social distancing. We will endeavor to offer options to accommodate students during the online delivery of coursework for the duration of the Spring & Summer 2020 semesters. Modifications to schedules or delivery of services may occur with limited notice.

Please see the specific area below for up-to-date information regarding modified services within OU-Tulsa Student Affairs, and follow communications sent by our office via email to all OU-Tulsa students.

Student Health

COVID-19 Reporting & Screening Tool

Please refer to the detailed update at the top of this website for information about when students (and employees) are expected to complete the University's COVID-19 Screening & Reporting Tool.

Visit our Student Health Website for Telehealth Appointment Information

Limited In-Person Student Appointments:

In-person appointments are only being conducted on a limited basis and will require an in-depth phone screening by our medical team. You will be directed to wear a mask from the time you enter the building.

Available Appointment Hours:

  • Mon-Fri 8:30-11:30am & 1:30-4pm

Contact:

  • For in-person or telehealth appointments, please call to schedule
  • No walk-ins will be accepted
  • (918) 660-3102

Sooners Helping Sooners

Visit the SHS website for more information

Sooners Helping Sooners aims to provide assistance to current OU-Tulsa students facing extenuating financial circumstances beyond their control.  We provide assistance to students who face natural disasters, theft of personal property, death in the family, and a variety of other circumstances.  Sooners Helping Sooners also aims to raise funds to continue our efforts. 


Counseling Services

Hours:

  • By appointment only, request via email

Delivery:

  • Telehealth sessions by Zoom or by phone

Detailed Telehealth instructions found here

Contact:

Founders Student Center

Remainder of Spring 2020 Semester:

To encourage appropriate social distancing and comply with University policy in this space, only one chair will be present at each study table, and spacing yourselves at grouped lounge seating areas is also equired. Please do not move the furniture within the lounge or game room spaces. Additionally, please utilize provided disenfectant supplies to clean workspaces before and after each use.

The lounge & game room remain open 24/7. Entry to the main building is restricted only through the south 1C hallway entrance near police dispatch.

Questions: Email Us

OU-Tulsa Fitness Center Closed Until Further Notice

OU-Tulsa Fitness Center

Closed Until Further Notice

Career Services

Resume Review, Cover Letter Assistance, & Mock Job Interviews

Email Lauren to set up a Zoom appointment.

Volunteer Online from Home

We have extended the Sooner Standard deadline through July 31 to enable students to receive their 25 hours of service prior to our hopeful August 2020 in-person Convocation ceremonies for oru 2020 graduates. Our volunteerism website contains some virtual/online volunteerism opportunities that can help you complete your 25 hours for Sooner Standard designation. Email Lauren if you have any questions.

OU-Tulsa Registered Student Organizations

Remainder of Spring 2020 Semester:

All events or meetings on or off campus should be canceled or postponed, unless they can be carried out using Zoom or some other vidoeconference system.

Email OU-Tulsa Student Affairs for questions or support.

OU-Tulsa Advocates

Our OU-Tulsa Advocates remain available to confidentially respond to incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, or other forms of sexual misconduct. For more information about the types of assistance our trained OU-Tulsa Advocates can provide, please visit the Advocates website.

For immediate assistance, please call (918) 660-3163. If this is a medical emergency, please call 911.

OU-Tulsa Student Government Association 

Officers for 2020-2021 were elected at the April 22 meeting:

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

Academic Information for Students

Tulsa students in HSC degree programs (email accounts ending in "@ouhsc.edu"):

  • Refer to email instruction from your Deans, department heads, faculty, or college-specific student affairs offices regarding course delivery
  • Visit ouhsc.edu/learnanywhere for online academic resources 

Tulsa students in Norman degree programs (email accounts ending in "@ou.edu"):

  • Refer to email instruction from your college, department, or individual faculty regarding course delivery
  • Visit ou.edu/learnanywhere for online academic resources 

Other Facility & Service Updates @ OU-Tulsa

The area below will be updated as information is communicated to OU-Tulsa Student Affairs by OU-Tulsa administration or departments. For the most up to date information on these areas, please refer to the departments directly, or the OU-Tulsa COVID-19 landing page, found here. Modifications to schedules, building access, or delivery of service may change with limited notice.

Main Administration Building - Access Modifications

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 8am and until further notice

  • North main entrance (2nd level, by the flagpole), circle drive access doors, and H & J wing entrances will all be locked throughout the day
  • South main entrance (1st level) by Police Dispatch remains open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Faculty/Staff with key card access to the main building will be permitteed entry through any door using their proximity badge.

Students should utilize the south entrance for guaranteed access.

Learning Center @ OU-Tulsa

Facility closed until further notice.

All classrooms, event spaces, group study rooms, and the lactation room will be inaccessible until further notice.

Schusterman Library @ OU-Tulsa

Facility closed until further notice.

Online library resources are available 24/7 at library.tulsa.ou.edu. Librarians are also available for video consultations by appointment.

Bill & Ruth's @ OU-Tulsa

Carry-out purchases continuing as normal

Normal Operations: Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm

Carry-out only; dine-in services suspended per directive of City of Tulsa Mayor's Office, issued 3/17/2020.

City of Tulsa COVID-19 Updates

City of Tulsa COVID-19

Information Technology @ OU-Tulsa

Tulsa Service Desk:

Computer Labs:

  • The large campus computer lab classrooms, including 1C65, are closed to student use. 
  • Limited access (to ensure social distancing) is available to the small computer lab that is part of the IT Help Desk.

Instructional Technologies for Students:

    Norman-based academic programs

            email address ending in "@ou.edu"     

    HSC-based academic programs

            email address ending in "@ouhsc.edu"