If We Have a Positive COVID-19 Case on Campus
We follow the guidance of national health officials in our response to a positive diagnosis on campus. When we receive confirmation that an OSU student or employee has had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, there are important measures that will be promptly taken including contact tracing, communication and facility disinfection.
Timely identification of potentially impacted individuals is critical during a public health crisis. OSU will use a range of methods for contact tracing to aid in notification of individuals at risk for COVID-19.
How You Should Respond to a COVID-19 Infection Report
- If you become ill while on campus, quickly isolate yourself from others. If you have fever, cough, loss of smell or taste, or other symptoms out of the ordinary for you, you might have COVID-19. Please contact a healthcare provider to determine if you should get tested for COVID-19. Contact Human Resources to report at 405-945-3298.
Within 24 Hours
- Notify your professors, supervisors or activity sponsors of your need to isolate because you are sick.
- Continue to isolate yourself at your home, utilizing a private room and bathroom if possible.
Within 48-72 Hours
You should get notification on your results and contact Human Resources at 405-945-3298. You may be asked to remain home until you are no longer sick and you are fever free for 24 hours. If positive, the period of time may be extended . Each case of potential exposure is evaluated individually. Action requested will be determined based on the individual situation and the safety for the campus community.
Within 5-7 days
- You will be contacted by the state health department to discuss your symptoms. They will release you for public contact somewhere between 10 to 14 days if you are exhibiting NO symptoms. On Dec. 2, 2020, the CDC updated its COVID-19 quarantine guidance, providing options to shorten quarantine to 10 or seven days in certain circumstances.