COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
For information about COVID-19 vaccinations or testing, contact the OSU-Tulsa Student/Occupational Health Nurse at CHSCOVID19@okstate.edu or 918-281-2755. If you are symptomatic or test positive for COVID-19, contact the Student/Occupational Health Nurse immediately.
OSU-Tulsa COVID-19 Guidelines
Updated: July 29, 2021
New Mask Guidelines at OSU-Tulsa
In order to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 Delta Variant and in keeping with CDC guidance, OSU-Tulsa strongly encourages the use of masks indoors, especially in situations in which social distancing is not possible and for activities with close contact with others. Masking is recommended by the CDC even if you are fully vaccinated.
You might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease, or if a member of your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated.
At this time, under Oklahoma law (EO 2021-16 and 70 O.S. 1210.189), we are not permitted to require the use of masks on campus.
Health Screening Questions
Every employee and student should be able to answer “no” to the following questions before coming to campus or their workplace each day:
- Have you traveled internationally or been on a cruise in the last 14 days?
- Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
- Do you have a pending COVID-19 laboratory test?
- Have you been in close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14-days?
- Are you experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID-19?
Close contact: Within six feet of a confirmed case for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period in the two days before they test positive and/or symptom onset.
COVID-19 Symptoms: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS and contact Erika Teel or Dondie Hess, Employee/Student Health Nurses, at 918-281-2755 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They will provide further guidance based on current CDC and public health guidelines.
Contact Tracing/Cleaning of High-Touch Surfaces
When we become aware that an employee or student who has tested positive for COVID-19 has been in the workplace or on campus in the two days prior to their diagnosis or symptom onset, we adhere to the following process:
- Ask the confirmed case if they had what would be considered close contact with anyone in the workplace or on campus in the two days prior to their diagnosis or symptom onset.
- Interview other parties as appropriate to determine if there were any close contacts with the confirmed case.
- Schedule cleaning of high-touch surfaces in the area where confirmed case was present.
All employees in the Compliance department who conduct contact tracing have taken the Johns Hopkins Course on Contact Tracing.
Leave Usage When on Quarantine
Employees should use sick or annual leave. COVID leave is no longer available. If you have any questions please contact your HR consultant.
COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
Employee/Student Health has access to both the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) single-dose vaccine and both mRNA two-dose vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna). The vaccine is available at no out-of-pocket cost regardless of insurance status. Please bring your insurance card with you to your appointment.
You can schedule an appointment to receive your COVID-19 vaccine by calling 918-281-2755 or emailing email@example.com.
Other COVID-19 Safeguards
- OSU-Tulsa has installed a Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization air cleaning system in each campus building. Third-party testing shows that Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization kills up to 99.4% of COVID virus with 30 minutes. This technology continually eliminates pathogens in all areas where the air circulates, including classrooms, offices and common spaces.
- Hand sanitizer stations are available near high touch areas like elevators.
- Masks are available upon request.
Vaccine Incentives for OSU-Tulsa Students
More information about vaccine incentives for OSU-Tulsa students will be available in the coming weeks.
- Personal Health Guidelines
- Positive Case on Campus
- If your financial situation has recently changed, there are options to help you pay for college. Contact the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for information.
- OSU-Tulsa’s Emergency Aid Scholarship Program offers assistance for certain emergency expenses that can keep you from continuing your education.
- OSU-Tulsa academic and student services can assist you in person or by email, phone or virtual appointment.
- Graduate students should contact the OSU Graduate College if you have questions related to your academic program.
- The OSU-Tulsa Library offers virtual research and citation assistance and online access to hundreds of thousands of journal articles and books.
Faculty and Staff Information
- Personal Health Guidelines
- Positive Case on Campus
- OSU in Tulsa Human Resources can help with questions about payroll, hours, benefits and timekeeping. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-594-8221.
- OSU-Tulsa faculty who need faculty support assistance should email email@example.com.
- The OSU Graduate College has published an information page for students and faculty with contacts and a FAQ.
- The OSU Vice President for Research has published Research Continuity Guidelines for faculty and student researchers.
Health and Wellness Resources
- The Al Carlozzi Center for Counseling at OSU-Tulsa provides counseling services to the campus community. OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff receive five sessions at no charge, and services are provided to the public on a sliding scale.
- OSU's Employee Assistance Program, GuidanceResources, provides resources to assist full-time academic and staff employees and their eligible dependents in a number of areas.
- The OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center is offering in-person and virtual wellness programming for OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff. Contact the Wellness Center staff for more information.
- Students who need information about free or low-cost health care clinics in Tulsa can contact OSU-Tulsa Campus Life.