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Safe and Healthy Protocols

Latest updates

  • July 28: The university shared FAQs to address topics related to classroom instruction and how faculty and other instructors are expected to engage with the community. Read more on the Teaching page.

  • July 27: To make informed decisions related to COVID-19 and further enable contact tracing, Ohio State is requiring students, faculty and staff to report whether or not they have been vaccinated by Thursday, August 5. Personal health information will not be shared publicly or directly with instructors, managers or leaders. Read more about how to report your vaccine information.
  • July 9: To further encourage the Ohio State community to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the university will be distributing $50,000 in prizes to students, faculty and staff who have received their shots and report it to the university. Throughout August, the university will conduct weekly drawings for prizes that include gift cards, football season tickets and annual parking permits.  Read more on the Ohio State vaccine incentives page.
  • July 1: The university has lifted the state of emergency declaration that has been in place since March 2020. The declaration, which was pursuant to Ohio State’s Disaster Preparedness and University State of Emergency Policy (Policy 6.17), gave the university flexibility in making a variety of financial decisions during the pandemic.
  • June 30: Effective immediately, Ohio State students, faculty and staff are no longer required to complete the daily health check when they are well. All employees should stay home instead of coming to work if they are experiencing symptoms of illness. Please note that Wexner Medical Center faculty and staff, as well as students with clinical responsibilities in hospital facilities, are required to use the Ohio State app or compass.osu.edu to report if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms prior to their scheduled workday. 

This website was last updated on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Please reference this website for the most up-to-date guidelines.