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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|
The following resources are available to learn more about the prevention, spread and testing of COVID–19.
- OSU COVID-19 information: Campus COVID Plan and Guidelines
- Frequently Asked Questions: OSU COVID-19 FAQ
- OSU Extension: Animals and COVID-19 (PDF)
- AVMA: Animal Health and Welfare
- ODAFF: Guidelines for Companion Animal Testing (PDF)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 and Animals
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.