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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:

  1. Have you traveled internationally or been on a cruise in the last 14 days?
  2. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  3. Do you have a pending COVID-19 laboratory test?
  4. Have you been in close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14-days?
  5. 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 chscovid19@okstate.edu. 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 chsstudhealth@okstate.edu.   


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.


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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.
  • 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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