Since the onset of the pandemic, OU has aligned its guidance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with consideration to Oklahoma state law. As we continue navigating COVID-19, please review the CDC guidelines and make the best decision for your personal health, while also being mindful of those around you.
The university will continue to monitor and respond to transmission levels on our campus and in our county and follow CDC recommendations.
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The university strongly encourages the entire OU community to stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, consistent with current CDC recommendations.
Are you up to date with your vaccinations, including boosters? See the CDC’s booster tool for guidance.
COVID-19 vaccines are available to all students, faculty, and staff on all three OU campuses at no cost to the individual.
Vaccination requirements are limited to the following groups of OU community members:
Employees are still encouraged to complete the online vaccine verification form as they become vaccinated.
For questions about vaccination requirements for employees, contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 testing is available on the OU Norman campus at Goddard Health Center.
Employees and students in Norman campus programs are strongly encouraged to complete the Passport through the Healthy Together app OR review the guidelines below if you have experienced any of the following within the last 10 days:
General Facilities and Classrooms – Masking is welcome on the OU Norman campus. People may choose to mask at any time or any purpose.
Health Care Facilities – Masking is required for all individuals in patient-facing settings, including clinical research participant areas and facilities where patient care is a primary function.
Recommended Face Mask Guidance – If you choose to wear a mask, you are encouraged to wear a disposable surgical mask or a KN-95 mask. Your mask should fit well and cover your nose and mouth.
The university continues to strongly recommend social distancing in patient care and clinical research participant settings.
Work Flexibility – Supervisors are reminded to provide flexible work schedules or locations when employees are quarantining at home but are able to work remotely.
Remote Work Unrelated to COVID-19 – Employees interested in remote work options for purposes unrelated to COVID-19 that is otherwise consistent with the university’s guidelines should refer to the current Remote Work Policy guidelines available here.
Employee Accommodations – Employees who may qualify for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act or have a medical reason to work remotely may request accommodations through Human Resources.
Clean facilities and equipment require a commitment from all levels of the university community. Everyone has an important role and responsibility in maintaining a healthy campus environment.