Monday, November 7, 2022
To help protect the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine community and those we serve
and to help curb the spread of COVID-19, protocols are in place to ensure the health
and safety of those in our college and teaching hospital.
Guidelines for Exposure or Positive COVID-19 Test
COVID protocols are based off CDC guidelines updated August 11, 2022.
|Tested positive, asymptomatic||Isolate 5 days (Days 1-5 from positive test)||5 days (Days 6-10 from positive test)||N/A||Monitor symptoms 10 days from positive test. If you remain asymptomatic, you may return
to school/work as long as you wear a mask through day 10. If you become symptomatic*
at any point, clock restarts to day 0 and follow protocol on tested positive and symptomatic
|Tested positive, symptomatic||Isolate 5 days (Days 1-5 from positive test)||5 days (Days 6-10 from positive test)||N/A||You may end isolation after day 5 and return to work/school if you are fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving. If you still have fever/symptoms, you must remain in isolation until fever/symptoms improve. Regardless of when you end isolation after day 5, you must wear mask through day 10 following positive test.|
|Exposed, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated
||None||Mask immediately for 10 days||Test on day 5
Watch for symptoms*, if you develop symptoms, isolate immediately, get tested. If test is positive, follow isolation recommendations above.
**Symptoms. Persons with COVID19 have reported a wide range of symptoms. Possible symptoms can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
Detailed CDC guidelines for exposure: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/if-you-were-exposed.html
Detailed CDC guidelines for infection/positive test: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html
Reporting COVID-19 Case/Exposure to UHS
Please report positive cases and exposure to University Health Services.
As of August 18, 2022, CDC COVID-19 Community Level is “Low” Stay up to date on vaccination and get tested if you have symptoms.
|Veterinary Teaching Hospital||Masks strongly encouraged|
|OK Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab||Masks strongly encouraged|
|Panciera Education Center||Masks strongly encouraged|
|McElroy Hall Instructional Areas||Masks strongly encouraged|