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The university remains under a state of emergency given the impacts of COVID-19. 

Learn what Ohio State is doing and how you can help keep yourself, and your family and friends, safe and healthy — whether you've returned to a campus or are continuing to work and study from home.

Safe and Healthy Protocols

Latest updates

  • June 9: For fully vaccinated people, masks are no longer required on Ohio State’s campuses except for in Wexner Medical Center facilities, Student Health facilities, colleges and units with public facing clinical operations, and on public transportation – in accordance with public health guidelines. Fully vaccinated individuals are also no longer required to physically distance. Individuals who are not vaccinated are required to continue wearing masks indoors and physically distancing at all times. Read more on the Personal Safety Practices page.
  • June 7: Effective July 1, 2021, the university will allow business-related travel in line with updated health and safety requirements and our continued focus on fiscal responsibility. Details are available on the Travel page.
  • April 9: In a message to the university community, President Johnson shared plans for a reactivated campus Autumn semester. Read more on the Autumn Campus Reactivation page.

This website was last updated on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Please reference this website for the most up-to-date guidelines. The university’s COVID-19 Transition Task Force’s Safe Campus and Scientific Advisory Subgroup will continue monitoring changing conditions and consult with local and state health authorities. Recommendations and requirements will be refined as needed.