Personal Health Guidelines
The following outlines expectations of all OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff while on campus. This is not only to protect your health, but the health of our entire community. Your continued support of these guidelines is appreciated.
- Sick employees and students must stay home.
- Self-screening should be performed each morning before arriving on campus. Temperature must be less than 100.4° F/38° C. See self-screening checklist.
- Maintain social distancing guidelines.
- You are also expected to wear a face covering if working near or are encountering others.
- Faculty and staff who do not have a face covering should contact your supervisor and one will be provided.
- Students who forget their face covering when coming to campus can pick one up at the University Police office in the Main Hall Commons.
- Remove unnecessary items in your personal work or living space to create clean counter spaces and support cleaning efforts on common surfaces.
- Employees: If additional cleaning is needed in an office space, please notify your supervisor.
- Limit elevator occupancy whenever possible.
- Use stairs as the primary method of travel between floors when possible.
- Use virtual or teleconference meetings whenever possible. If a meeting must be in-person to accomplish the purpose of the meeting, it must be in a large room with attendees six feet away from each other. Include no more than 10 participants within the meeting location.
- Break rooms/lunchrooms and gathering areas are closed for gathering. They may still be utilized for food preparation (one at a time, or multiple people if 6-foot social distancing can be maintained). This does not include large campus dining areas where social distancing is practiced.
- Disinfect fax machines, copiers and printers in common areas before and after each use. Cleaning supplies will be provided to each department.
- Wash hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Keep a supply of hand sanitizer (as possible).
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw it away. Wash your hands afterwards.
- Disinfect all high-touch areas in your home and workplace.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout OSU-Tulsa campus buildings. These stations will be regularly refilled and maintained by our housekeeping staff.
- Review Considerations for Events and Gatherings
COVID-19 Guidance for OSU-Tulsa Students and Employees
What to do if you were potentially exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19
If you think you have been exposed to someone with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, follow the steps below to monitor your health and avoid spreading the disease to others if you get sick.
How do I know if I was exposed?
You generally need to be in close contact with a sick person to get infected. Close contact includes:
- Living in the same household as a sick person with COVID-19,
- Caring for a sick person with COVID-19,
- Being within 6 feet of a sick person with COVID-19 for about 10 minutes, OR
- Being in direct contact with secretions from a sick person with COVID-19 (e.g., being coughed on, kissing, sharing utensils, etc.).
What should I do if I was in close contact with someone with COVID-19 while they were ill but I am not sick?
You should monitor your health for fever, cough and shortness of breath during the 14 days after the last day you were in close contact with the sick person with COVID-19. You should not go to work or school, and should avoid public places for 14 days.
What should I do if I was in close contact with someone with COVID-19 and get sick?
If you get sick with fever, cough or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are very mild), you may have COVID-19. You should isolate yourself at home and away from other people. If you have any of the following conditions that may increase your risk for a serious infection—age 60 years or older, are pregnant or have medical conditions—contact your physician’s office and tell them that you were exposed to someone with COVID-19. They may want to monitor your health more closely or test you for COVID-19.
If you do not have a high-risk condition but want medical advice, call your healthcare provider and report that you were exposed to someone with COVID-19. Your healthcare provider can help you decide if you need to be evaluated in person or tested. If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you may have been exposed to COVID-19. If possible, put on a face mask before emergency medical services arrive or immediately after they arrive.
OSU-Tulsa Employee Guidelines
For employees experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, your supervisor will require you to stay home, and you should seek guidance from your healthcare provider. The university has leave policies that encourage faculty and staff to stay at home when they are sick, when household members are sick, or when they are required by a healthcare provider to isolate or quarantine themselves or a member of their household.
Managers and supervisors are reminded they have an obligation to protect the privacy of employee health information.