Strongly Encouraged: OU’s Guidance on Vaccinations, Masking, and More
With COVID-19 lingering and the fall semester quickly approaching, OU strongly encourages vaccinations and masking indoors, noting these are the best ways we can protect each other and stay OU Together.
- COVID-19 Vaccinations are Free, Strongly Encouraged, and Widely Available
- OU strongly encourages the entire OU community to get vaccinated, particularly those residing in congregate housing.
- Where to Get a Vaccine at OU
- Norman Campus: To schedule a vaccine appointment at Goddard Health Center, visit the OU Health Services webpage. For more information about vaccine distribution at OU, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Update page.
- Health Sciences Center: OUHSC COVID-19 updates, resources, and vaccine information are available at Student and Employee Health (405) 271-9675, OU Children's Pharmacy (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.), Sooner Pediatrics (405) 271-6827, and Family Medicine (405) 271-4311.
- OU-Tulsa: OU-Tulsa COVID-19 updates and resources are available at ou.edu/tulsa/coronavirus. OU-Tulsa students and employees may schedule a vaccine in the Internal Medicine clinic at covidvaccine.ou.edu/tulsainternalmedicine or check their local health department website.
- Masking Encouraged Indoors: The university encourages masking indoors. The university strongly encourages masking for all individuals in high-density settings, such as classrooms and at special events.
- Masking IS required in:
- Patient-facing settings, including clinical research participant areas and facilities and areas where patient care is the primary function (including Goddard Health Center)
- Transit buses and shuttles in compliance with Department of Transportation mandates
- As it has from the beginning of the pandemic, OU is monitoring guidance issued by the CDC. Current CDC guidance advises all individuals, even those who are fully vaccinated, to wear a mask indoors in public if in an area of substantial (orange) or high (red) transmission, according to its COVID-19 Integrated County View of Data. Plans will continue to be adjusted, based on the status of the pandemic, and in accordance with CDC recommendations and state and local guidelines.
- Read More: OU Masking Protocols
- Masking IS required in:
- FAQ: OU’s Current COVID Policies
- Make sure you’re aware of OU’s newest COVID policies and what guided the university’s decision-making.
- FAQ: COVID Policies
Norman Campus: ou.edu/together
Health Sciences Center: ouhsc.edu/coronavirus
Article Published: Wednesday, July 28, 2021