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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

OSU-Tulsa SAFE Campus Plan

As a branch campus that shares students, faculty and staff with OSU-Stillwater, OSU-Tulsa aligns as much of our COVID-19 response and reopening plans with the main campus as possible, while still taking into account our location in a metropolitan area with a population of nearly 1 million.

With that in mind, OSU-Tulsa's plan heavily incorporates language from OSU-Stillwater’s “Cowboys Coming Back” plan, with modifications to fit our students, faculty, staff and guests.

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Campus Services

A SAFE Campus Experience

OSU-Tulsa's focus is on four main areas, outlined by the SAFE acronym:

  • Social Distancing – We will incorporate physical distancing measures for all on-campus classes, activities, services, common spaces and workspaces as recommended by the CDC. Masks are required for all students, faculty, staff and visitors in common areas on campus and where social distancing is not possible.
  • Accessibility - Our student and employee services will continue to be accessible both virtually and in person.
  • Flexibility - Students can choose to attend most OSU-Tulsa courses either on campus or online.
  • Enhanced Safeguards - Our investment in new protective equipment, including face shields for faculty, sneeze guards and cloth masks available for staff, faculty and students, cleaning procedures and educational programs will help minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our campus. We are requiring masks for all students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus.


OSU-Tulsa Phased Reopening Timeline

This timeline is based on OSU-Stillwater's campus reopening plan with dates and details that take into account guidance and data from the Tulsa Health Department. All dates and details are subject to change at any time.

Phase 1 - Complete

Phase 2 - Complete

Phase 3 - Aug. 1-Thanksgiving Break

  • Students may choose to attend most OSU-Tulsa classes on site or remotely for fall semester
  • Campus services available virtually or in person
  • Faculty and staff work with supervisors and department heads to implement safe return to campus plans that fit each department
  • Campus open to public - masks required for all campus visitors
  • BOB Shuttle starts running Aug. 17
  • No external Conference Center events during the fall semester
  • OSU-Tulsa Library open to students, faculty and staff only. Members of the public needing research access can contact the Library to make an appointment.

Phase 4 - Nov. 30-Dec. 11

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Health and Wellness Resources

Protect Yourself

  • Stay home as much as possible. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
  • If you need to go out in public, practice social distancing by putting at least six feet between yourself and other people.
  • Be aware of Considerations for Events and Gatherings if you plan to attend a gathering of people.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily using an EPA-registered household disinfectant or a solution of diluted bleach or alcohol.
  • If you develop a fever of 100.4F/38C or higher, dry cough and shortness of breath, contact your health care provider immediately. Call first instead of going directly to the hospital, where you may infect other people.

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