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COVID‐19 Phase III Return Plan Norman Campus

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II. COVID-19 Screening and Reporting for Faculty, Staff, and Students

  • COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Person Defined:
    • A person who is two weeks past the final dose of a two-dose WHO-approved vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Sinovac, or Sinopharm) or one dose of a single-dose WHO-approved vaccine (Janssen [Johnson & Johnson]).
  • COVID-19 Unvaccinated Person Defined:
    • A person who has not received any WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine doses.
    • A person who has received only one dose of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine series.
    • A person who is not at least 14 days past receipt of the second dose of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine series.
    • A person who is not at least 14 days past receipt of a one-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine series.
    • A person who has completed any non-WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine series.
  • OU Faculty, Staff, and Students – Employees and students in Norman campus programs* are strongly encouraged to complete the Passport through the Healthy Together app before participating in any on- or off-campus activity or responsibility each time they answer YES to any of the questions below. The Healthy Together app is available for Android and iOS devices. The employee or student will be notified through the app of their screening results and should follow the instructions for what to do next. More information about the Healthy Together app is available here.

*OU Health Sciences Center and OU-Tulsa: Employees and students at the OU Health Sciences Center or OU-Tulsa should continue using the online COVID-19 Screening and Reporting Tool for their campus.

1. Individuals should complete the Healthy Together Passport whenever the answer is YES to any of the following questions.

     VACCINATED persons:

  • Are you experiencing symptoms that could be consistent with COVID-19, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell, headache, and/or extreme fatigue? (Please also contact a health care provider regarding specific symptoms.)
  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days?

     UNVACCINATED persons:

  • Are you experiencing symptoms that could be consistent with COVID-19, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell, headache, and/or extreme fatigue? (Please also contact a health care provider regarding specific symptoms.)
  • Have you had close contact (been within 6 feet for approximately 15 minutes or more), either at work, at home or in the community, with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 10 days?
  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days?
  • Have you traveled domestically or internationally (airplane, train, bus, boat, cruise, etc.) within the last 10 days?

2. Individuals who cannot or choose to not use the Healthy Together app should follow the following guidelines whenever the answer is YES to any of the following questions.

     VACCINATED persons:

  1. Are you experiencing symptoms that could be consistent with COVID-19, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell, headache, and/or extreme fatigue? (Please also contact a health care provider regarding specific symptoms.)
    • Avoid being around others and restrict all activities outside of your home.  Do not come to campus.  (Individuals who live in University congregate housing should contact OU Housing at 405-534-3741 to receive quarantine/isolation instructions from Residence Life staff.)
    • Get tested for COVID-19. Testing is available at OU Health Services at Goddard. Call 211 for information on other testing options.
    • Call 911 if you are having difficulty breathing, chest pain or pressure, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or blue skin, lips, or nailbeds. If your symptoms are mild, please practice home self-care.
    • If your symptoms are improving and COVID-19 testing is negative, you can return 24 hours after any fever has resolved.
    • If you do not test, you can return on day 11 after onset of symptoms as long as you are not running a fever and your symptoms are improving.
    • Click here for certification documentation for work or class(.pdf).
  2. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days?
    • Self-isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms or from the date of testing if you are not having symptoms. Avoid being around others and restrict all activities outside of your home.  Do not come to campus.  (Individuals who live in University congregate housing should contact OU Housing at 405-534-3741 to receive quarantine/isolation instructions from Residence Life staff.)
    • Call 911 if you are having difficulty breathing, chest pain or pressure, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or blue skin, lips, or nailbeds. If your symptoms are mild, please practice home self-care.
    • Notify all people you have been in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with starting 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms or the positive test that they have been exposed and may need to self-quarantine.
    • You may return to campus on day 11 after symptom onset (or positive test date if no symptoms) if you were not hospitalized or severely immunocompromised, you have not had a fever in 24 hours, and your other symptoms are improving. (Hospitalized or severely immunocompromised people with COVID-19 should isolate for up to 20 days. Consult your healthcare provider for advice.)
    • Click here for certification documentation for work or class(.pdf).

     UNVACCINATED persons:

  1. Are you experiencing symptoms that could be consistent with COVID-19, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell, headache, and/or extreme fatigue? (Please also contact a health care provider regarding specific symptoms.)
    • Avoid being around others and restrict all activities outside of your home. Do not come to campus. (Individuals who live in University congregate housing should contact OU Housing at 405-534-3741 to receive quarantine/isolation instructions from Residence Life staff.)
    • Get tested for COVID-19. Testing is available at OU Health Services at Goddard. Call 211 for information on other testing options.
    • Call 911 if you are having difficulty breathing, chest pain or pressure, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or blue skin, lips, or nailbeds. If your symptoms are mild, please practice home self-care.
    • If your symptoms are improving and COVID-19 testing is negative, you can return 24 hours after any fever has resolved.
    • If you do not test, you can return on day 11 after onset of symptoms as long as you are not running a fever and your symptoms are improving.
    • Click here for certification documentation for work or class(.pdf).
  2. Have you had close contact (been within 6 feet, for approximately 15 minutes or more), either at work, at home or in the community, with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 10 days?
    • Avoid being around others. Do not come to campus. (Individuals who live in University congregate housing should contact OU Housing at 405-534-3741 to receive quarantine/isolation instructions from Residence Life staff.)
    • If you develop symptoms, follow the instructions for experiencing symptoms.
    • If you remain symptom free, get tested 5-7 days from your exposure (PCR testing is preferred) to return on day 8.  If you live in University congregate housing you may return to your housing unit on day 11.
    • If you do not test and you remain symptom free, you may return on day 11.
    • Click here for certification documentation for work or class(.pdf).
  3. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days?
    • Self-isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms or from the date of testing if you are not having symptoms. Avoid being around others and restrict all activities outside of your home.  Do not come to campus.  (Individuals who live in University congregate housing should contact OU Housing at 405-534-3741 to receive quarantine/isolation instructions from Residence Life staff.)
    • Call 911 if you are having difficulty breathing, chest pain or pressure, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or blue skin, lips, or nailbeds. If your symptoms are mild, please practice home self-care.
    • Notify all people you have been in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with starting 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms or the positive test that they have been exposed and may need to self-quarantine.
    • You may return to campus on day 11 after symptom onset (or positive test date if no symptoms) if you were not hospitalized or severely immunocompromised, you have not had a fever in 24 hours and your other symptoms are improving. (Hospitalized or severely immunocompromised people with COVID-19 should isolate for up to 20 days. Consult your healthcare provider for advice.)
    • Click here for certification documentation for work or class(.pdf).
  4. Have you traveled domestically or internationally (airplane, train, bus, boat, cruise, etc.) within the last 10 days?
    • Wearing a mask in public is strongly recommended, especially indoors and when social distancing cannot be maintained outdoors.
    • Monitor for any symptoms. If you develop symptoms, follow the instructions for experiencing symptoms.
    • Test for COVID-19 on arrival and approximately 5 days after arriving in the US.

Temperature Checks - Departments are discouraged from conducting temperature checks. If a department will require temperature checks, the manager must obtain prior approval from the Office of Human Resources.