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COVID-19 Updates for OU-Tulsa Students

Masks Required on Campus

As of May 6, 2020 and until further notice, all individuals inside campus facilities must wear disposable or fabric surgical-style facemasks that cover both the nose and mouth. Masks should also be worn outside when social distancing cannot be followed. Individuals may only remove their masks within personal enclosed workspaces when not interacting with others and when actively eating or drinking. Disposable surgical masks will be available centrally from the University, and are expected to be worn for 5 days, unless otherwise too soiled. Masks must also be worn at any off-campus University-sponsored events occuring indoors, or where social distancing cannot be achieved outdoors. 

Unacceptable Types of Masks Include:

  • those with exhalation valves
  • bandanas (or makeshift masks made from bandanas)
  • scarves
  • gaiters
  • buffs

How To Get A Free Mask:

Students: As needed, stop by OU-Tulsa Student Affairs (room 1C76, Founders Student Center) to pick up a new mask.

Employees: Department managers should complete the online Mask Request Form to restock supply for employees in their departments. 

Scheduled Vendors & Visitors: All scheduled vendors and visitors are expected to have their own mask and be worn throughout their time in campus facilities.

Online Screening & Reporting Tool

All students, faculty, and staff must complete the Student or Employee version of the online COVID-19 Screening & Reporting Tool after logging in with their OU/OUHSC credentials.

Scheduled vendors, scheduled visitors, and new employees (those without OU/OUHSC credentials) should complete the applicable online COVID-19 Screening & Reporting Tool, found here. Please refer to the Vendor/Visitor FAQ for any questions about the vendor/visitor screening process.

Social Distancing

Social distancing refers to maintaining 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 preventing infection and reducing the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing requirements apply in all workplace and classroom settings on campus, as well as in public settings, common areas, shared event spaces, and while eating or drinking. Specific examples include lounges, classrooms, lecture halls, labs, study rooms, areas of ingress and egress, stairwells, campus dining facilities, libraries, and break rooms. This requirement also applies to any off-campus University-sponsored events. 

OU-Tulsa Return Plan

The OU-Tulsa Return Plan was initially published on May 6, 2020, and most recently updated on August 11, 2020. The plan provides detailed guidance on the steps our campus has taken to create a safe learning and work environment for the entire OU-Tulsa community. This document will continue to be updated throughout the ongoing pandemic.

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.

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

All University of Oklahoma employees, resident physicians, and students, please note the UPDATED 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 facilities for 7 consecutive days or more;
  • You returned from domestic or international travel (including any cruise). Domestic travel is defined as travel outside the State of Oklahoma;**
  • You attended an event, entertainment venue, or group gathering of 10 people or more at which you were not wearing a mask and did not practice appropriate social distancing in the last 14 days. The people in your household do not count toward the 10 people at the gathering;
  • You have had close contact to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or someone who has symptoms that could be consistent with COVID-19; typical symptoms are fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, and/or extreme fatigue;
  • You have experienced symptoms that could be consistent with COVID-19 such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle aches, 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. For a complete list of symptoms, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage.
  • You or a member of your household has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 60 days.

Given the unique nature of the programs at OU-Tulsa campus, 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.

*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. 

**Commuter Process: If, as part of your University employment or the required academic curriculum, you must travel on a daily or similarly regular basis in a personal vehicle (either alone or with other members of your household) back and forth across Oklahoma state lines, you may not be required to complete this screening tool each time you leave the state (unless you meet one of the other screening and reporting criteria). For example – If you live 10 miles over the Oklahoma state line and commute in your personal vehicle to the OU Health Sciences Center, another OUHSC location, or assigned OUHSC clinical experience each day to work or attend class, you may not have to complete the form every time you commute. You MUST check with your immediate supervisor or student dean for further information regarding the Commuter Process to determine if it applies to your particular circumstances. Below are the suggested factors that the immediate supervisor or student's dean or their designee should review in considering an application for the Commuter Process:

  • Method of travel (public vs. private transportation): Air, Bus, Train, and Shared Ride Services are higher risk and generally not appropriate for the Commuter Process.
  • Frequency of travel: If it's a one-time only trip, the employee/student will need to submit the Screening and Reporting Tool. If it's regularly scheduled based on academic or clinical requirements, the Commuter Process may be appropriate, but the other factors must also be considered.
  • Essential nature: Is the travel being considered for the Commuter Process essential to the employee's job or the student's academic curriculum? If yes, the Commuter Process may be appropriate, but the other factors must also be considered.
  • Origin of travel: Travel to and from "hot spot" or an area experiencing current "outbreak" is higher risk and generally not appropriate for the Commuter Process.

The supervisor/dean approving the Commuter Process application must report the approval to OU-Tulsa Student/Employee Health ( within 72 hours. Once approved under the Commuter Process, the employee or student must agree to notify Student & Employee Halth on their campus if at any time any of the above factors change - for example, if they begin experiencing symptoms or if their commuting situation changes.

Please contact your campus health clinic for further guidance:

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

Scheduled campus visitors, vendors, and new employees without OU/OUHSC login credentials should complete the separate online screening tool found here.

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

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


  • 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. 

Career Services

Resume Review, Cover Letter Assistance, & Mock Job Interviews

Email Lauren to set up a Zoom appointment.

Counseling Services


  • By appointment only, request via email


  • Telehealth sessions by Zoom or by phone

Detailed Telehealth instructions found here


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

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 Student Government Association 

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


Vice President



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 Registered Student Organizations

Spring & Summer 2020 Semesters:

All in-person meetings or events (on or off campus) should be canceled or postponed, unless they can be carried out using Zoom or some other vidoeconference system. Most student activity fee funds (that typically fund student organizations) have been frozen as well, and reimbursement for professional development/conference travel grants from OUTSGA have also been suspended. Regular access, with restrictions, should resume this fall.

Email OU-Tulsa Student Affairs for questions or support.

Academic Information for Students

Tulsa students in HSC degree programs (email accounts ending in ""):

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

Tulsa students in Norman degree programs (email accounts ending in ""):

  • Refer to email instruction from your college, department, or individual faculty regarding course delivery
  • Visit 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 Librarians are also available for video consultations by appointment.

Bill & Ruth's @ OU-Tulsa

Carry-out purchases continuing as normal

Limited  Operations: Mon-Fri 7:30am-2:00pm

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 ""     

    HSC-based academic programs

            email address ending in ""