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Updated: January 3, 2022

Update: 01/03/2022
We hope everyone’s winter break thus far has been one of rest and rejuvenation and that all are looking forward to the spring semester. The OSU-OKC Pandemic Leadership Team is continuing to monitor the changing situation with COVID-19, particularly the rise of the omicron variant. We wanted to provide an update on the current state of the pandemic and the upcoming semester.
 

Vaccines remain the best option to protect people from COVID-19, to reduce the possibility of new variants forming and to reduce the likelihood of severe illness, should a breakthrough infection occur. Statistics available show that getting boosters, when eligible, is extremely important to prevent serious infection.
 

Masks also offer important protection. The CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in public, indoor settings in areas with high transmission rates of COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status. OSU-OKC continues to expect students, faculty, and staff to wear masks while indoors. Masks and hand sanitizing stations are available throughout campus.
 

The start of the semester

OSU-OKC’s spring semester will begin as scheduled on January 18, 2022, following planned course schedule and instructional methods. Per the University’s personal health checklist, students and employees who don’t feel well are encouraged to stay home and contact Human Resources at (405) 945-3298 or okc.humanresources@okstate.edu regarding their situations.
 

Updated CDC changes quarantine/isolation guidelines

The CDC has shortened the recommended time for isolation for people diagnosed with COVID-19, and the recommended quarantine period for those who have been exposed.
 

Definitions:

  • Vaccinated: Vaccinated with initial series AND received booster
  • Unvaccinated: Not vaccinated OR six months from initial series of Pfizer/Moderna (or two months from J&J) AND no booster
  • Symptoms resolving: Overall symptom improvement AND 24-hours fever free without using fever-reducing medication.

OSU-OKC’s Pandemic Leadership Team will continue to monitor the pandemic and provide further communication as appropriate. Everyone’s ongoing understanding and patience throughout this evolving situation are sincerely appreciated.

 

Update: 08/26/2021
The Pandemic Leadership and Continuity teams met this week, and based on the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, the decision was made that facemasks covering the nose and mouth are expected for everyone in buildings on OSU-OKC's campus.
 

COVID-19 Update

As we prepare for the beginning of the fall semester, it is important to be aware of COVID-19 protocols for OSU-OKC. The following reminders should be discussed within your departmental units so that all employees are aware of expectations and resources available on campus and within the community.
 

Students

If students are under the weather or experiencing a COVID-19 related incident, they should not come to campus, activities or clinicals and need to contact Human Resources immediately to establish the appropriate plan of action. Human Resources will work closely with the student and faculty members.
 

Employees

Employees should not report to work if they are feeling under the weather or are experiencing a COVID-19 related incident. Employees should continue to do a daily health self-assessment before arriving to campus. The Delta variant is more contagious and has distinctions from previous COVID infections. Please also use this opportunity to discuss department expectations regarding call-in procedures. If you have questions regarding leave use during this time, please contact your supervisor or Human Resources at 405-945-3298.
 

Testing

If an individual wishes to be tested for COVID-19, options are available within the community and your medical providers. Testing continues to be an important part of the strategy for COVID-19 prevention as it provides information related to cases within the community and community spread. You can find locations by visiting the Oklahoma State Department of Health at https://oklahoma.gov/covid19.html
 

Use of Masks

To reduce the risk of being infected with COVID-19 and possibly spreading it to others, and in keeping with recently updated CDC guidance, OSU expects the use of masks indoors in public, especially in situations in which social distancing is not possible and for activities with close contact with others. Masking is expected 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.
 

Vaccination

This is a great time to get your vaccination if you have not already done so. Although not mandated, this is still an individual’s best option and our campus’s best option for continuation of normal activities. Time away from work for vaccinations will be covered as administrative leave. You can find locations by visiting the Oklahoma State Department of Health at https://oklahoma.gov/covid19.html . If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources.

The CDC guidelines for those who have been vaccinated can be found here. The CDC encourages everyone to get vaccinated, and states that vaccination is still the best way to limit the spread of the pandemic.

To find out more about getting vaccinated against COVID-19, visit vaccines.gov, or Oklahoma's state vaccine scheduling portal at vaccinate.oklahoma.gov.

 

Fall Semester Classes

This fall classes will again be offered in-person, although there will continue to be some hybrid courses depending on the program. The pandemic has reinforced the need to be mindful of others as we work to protect our communities. We ask that you continue to be respectful and take personal responsibility for your own health and safety by not coming to work or class if you are feeling ill.

 

Traditional classes: A traditional, on-campus class. The times, days and location of the class will be listed on the class schedule.

 

Online classes: These courses do not meet in person. Instructors use online materials, discussion postings or pre-recorded videos to teach content. Students manage their own time; the class schedule will list meeting days or times as "TBA."

 

Online classes with scheduled meetings: Some online courses may be taught in a virtual classroom with scheduled meeting days and times. These days and meeting times will be listed on the class schedule.

 

Hybrid classes: A blend of traditional and online instruction. In-person meetings may vary from weekly to only a few times throughout the semester. Information on meetings days, times and locations will be available on the class schedule or in the syllabus.

 

Hybrid classes with scheduled online meetings: For some hybrid courses, the online component will be at a scheduled time in a virtual classroom. These scheduled meeting days and times are included on the class schedule. 

 

Campus Hours
General business hours for the campus are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Please call ahead to inquire about hours for specific programs or locations. For hours related to specific campus department, click here.