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Latest updates

  • May 3: Ohio State will be shifting to a voluntary testing program for the summer starting on Monday, May 9. Masks remain optional in most indoor spaces and the COVID-19 vaccine is still required for all students, faculty and staff. Read more in the Ohio State News Alert

  • April 19: According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), face masks are no longer required on public transportation. Riders using Ohio State's CABS, paratransit and charter servicers are no longer required to wear a face mask. CABS continues to clean and disinfect all buses and high-touch surfaces daily, including handrails and poles. Hand sanitizer is provided inside the buses at the front and rear doors. All passengers should enter via the front door and exit via the back door.

  • March 8: Starting at 6 p.m. Friday, March 11, masks will be optional in most indoor spaces on Ohio State University campuses, including residence halls, dining facilities, classrooms, offices and the Ohio Union. The university continues to require masks in clinical health care settings (including at the Wexner Medical Center), COVID-19 testing locations and child care centers. 


This website was last updated on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Please reference this website for the most up-to-date guidelines.