Safe and healthy protocols

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Latest updates

  • September 27: Eligible Wexner Medical Center patients can now schedule booster dose of Pfizer vaccine. Read more on the Get Vaccinated page.

  • August 24: To enhance the health and safety of the university community, Ohio State is requiring every student, faculty and staff member to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The deadline for all Ohio State students, faculty and staff to have at least a first dose is Friday, October 15, 2021. For people receiving a two-dose vaccine, the second dose must be received by November 15, 2021. For details and timeline for the Wexner Medical Center’s employee requirement, visit the Wexner Medical Center site. Read more on the COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Page.

  • August 2: Effective immediately, students, faculty, staff and visitors to all Ohio State campuses and medical facilities are required to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. Masks continue to be required outdoors for unvaccinated individuals when they cannot maintain physical distancing. Vaccinated people are not required to mask outdoors. Read more on the Personal Safety Practices page.

  • 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.

This website was last updated on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Please reference this website for the most up-to-date guidelines.