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COVID-19 Updates

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.

Return to Work/School Guidelines

The CDC has shortened the recommended time for isolation for people diagnosed with COVID-19 and the recommended quarantine period for those exposed. Please review the table to determine your best course of action.

  Isolation/Quarantine Length Masking Testing Other
Tested positive, asymptomatic or symptoms resolving within 5 days 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 become symptomatic at any point, isolate for 10 days from positive test.
Exposed, vaccinated* None 10 days from date of exposure Test on day 5 if possible Monitor symptoms for 10 days from exposure. If you become symptomatic at any point, get tested.
Exposed, unvaccinated** Quarantine for 5 days (Days 1-5 from exposure) 5 days (Days 6-10) Test on day 5 if possible Monitor symptoms for 10 days from exposure. If you become symptomatic at any point, get tested.

Definitions: 

  • *Vaccinated: vaccinated with initial series AND received booster
  • **Unvaccinated: not vaccinated OR six months from initial series of Pfizer/Moderna  (or two months from J&J) AND no booster
  • Symptoms resolving: overall symptom improvement AND 24-hours fever free without using fever-reducing medication. 

Reporting COVID-19 Case/Exposure to UHS

Please report positive cases and exposure to University Health Services.

UHS Reporting Portal

Year 4 Clinical Students

Protocols are in place to ensure the health and safety of our students, clinicians, staff and clients. View the Clinical Year Student Policy for COVID-19 Management.

Mask Status

The table indicates whether masks are "expected" or "required" in each section of the College.

Location Mask Status
Veterinary Teaching Hospital Masks encouraged
OK Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab Masks encouraged
Panciera Education Center Masks encouraged
McElroy Hall Masks encouraged

Resources

The following resources are available to learn more about the prevention, spread and testing of COVID–19.

We continue to monitor this changing pandemic. We will strive to make the best decisions using all available information provided to us by the university according to expectations and policies from state and federal public health leaders.