The university strongly encourages the entire OU community to get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines are available to all students, faculty, and staff on all three OU campuses at no cost to the individuals.
A federal court has temporarily blocked the enforcement of the federal COVID-19 vaccine requirement for federal subcontractors. This means that as long as the court’s decision is in place, university employees are not required to become vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022, and are also not required to seek exemptions to the rule, except as described below.
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: hr.ou.edu/News/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Information
COVID Admin Leave was made available to facilitate compliance with the federal vaccine requirement. Now that the requirement is suspended, COVID Admin Leave is also suspended and no longer available, starting Dec. 9.
Exemptions and Accommodations: Employees are no longer required to request a new exemption or comply with the accommodations that exempted them from COVID-19 vaccination except in patient-facing environments, study abroad programs, and in compliance with the existing OUHSC vaccination requirement found here.
All Oklahomans age 5 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
International and non-resident students, faculty, and staff who have permanent out-of-state or international addresses are also eligible to register through the OSDH portal using their current local address. International and non-resident students are eligible to receive the vaccine in Oklahoma.
Booster doses for eligible populations are available on all three OU campuses, area pharmacies, and health clinics. CDC Guidance on Booster Doses.
COVID-19 vaccines are readily available at area pharmacies and health clinics. To find a location near you, visit vaccines.gov/search.
To view your immunization records through the Oklahoma State Immunization Information System, click here.
The information must be an exact match to what is in OSIIS. Please use the cell phone number that is attached to the record or email address. If the email address isn’t listed on the record, the system will not return a record. For assistance, email OSIISHELP@health.ok.gov.
Taking into consideration the CDC’s recent guidance on masking, Oklahoma state law, and the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Oklahoma, OU has adopted the following masking protocols for all three campuses.
OU community members are expected to mask indoors, especially in high-density settings, such as classrooms and at special events when not eating or drinking.
Health Care Facilities
OU continues to require masking for all individuals in patient-facing settings, including clinical research participant areas and facilities and areas where patient care is the primary function.
For the first two weeks of the Spring 2022 semester (through January 31) masking will be required in all classroom settings. Resuming February 1, masking will be required in classrooms with a confirmed positive COVID-19 case.
Riders on transit buses and shuttles must wear masks, in compliance with Department of Transportation mandates.