In response to declining cases nationwide, as of May 12, 2023, the federal Public Health Emergency that was declared for COVID-19 will expire. While the University of Oklahoma will continue to monitor local and national COVID-19 data and trends, on May 12, the university will retire its COVID-19 Response Plans on each campus, including its Healthy Together App and the online COVID-19 Screening and Reporting Tool.
Employees are encouraged to refer to the following resources as needed:
For information about employee health insurance benefits related to COVID-19, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
For information about returning to work after testing positive for COVID-19, please consider the CDC guidance on this topic.
COVID-19 vaccines are currently required for employees with patient-facing responsibilities at OU and OU Health. As this is an evolving area, individuals should look to the supervisors of their assigned areas for updates.
For information on masking requirements in patient care areas, please contact the appropriate clinic manager. Requirements vary by clinic, based on patient population and infection control standards.
Masking protocols for general facilities and classrooms remain unchanged. As before, people may choose to mask at any time or for any purpose.
Employees who are working or rotating at off-site locations are expected to follow the policies of the facilities where they are assigned.
For information regarding accommodations, please refer to Human Resources.