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Let's all do our part to stay OU Together.

Our return to campus relies on all of us doing our part to protect ourselves, our community, and the greater good. For us to remain OU Together on campus, healthy behaviors and personal responsibility have never been more important.

4 Things You Can Do:

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1. Wear a Mask

2. Frequently Wash Hands
social distancing

3. Social Distance

4. Stay Home When Sick
“Our return to in-person operations as a university community does not mean a return to normal. It does mean adjusting our practices. We have a tremendous opportunity to take personal responsibility to do those things that we know to be highly effective at preventing person-to-person transmission of the virus – wearing a mask, observing physical distancing of at least 6 feet between individuals, and practicing good hand hygiene.” 

-Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Chief COVID Officer


All individuals must wear fabric or disposable surgical-style masks when:
University Facilities
When Unable to Distance 6 Feet
Masks must cover your nose and mouth
mask under nose
exposed nose or mouth
mask with valve
exhalation valves
bandanas or scarves
neck gaiter
gaiters or buffs

Masking Policy and Protocol in the Classroom:

  • Each OU campus has implemented and will enforce a policy mandating that masks be worn by employees, students, patients, and visitors 1) when they are inside University facilities and vehicles and 2) when they are outdoors on campus and social distancing of at least six feet is not possible.
  • The Masking Resolution Policy outlines the 123 PPE De-escalation Process, including the steps of 1) Announce, 2) Address, and 3) Act, as well as the Accountability Process for infractions.
  • The approved masking policy syllabus statement should be included in all syllabi.
  • PowerPoint slides can be shown at the beginning of class to remind students of the policy and the need to comply before class begins.

Additional Guidance for Faculty:

Resources for instructional faculty to answer questions and to assist in fall course preparation are available at Topics include:
  • The masking policy and the masking resolution process
  • Guidelines for fall in-person class preparation to promote instructional continuity in the case of possible student absence or shift to online course delivery
  • FAQs regarding fall instruction
  • Recommendations regarding faculty 2020 annual evaluations and extension of the pre-tenure probationary period
University Masking Resolution Process

Mask Together:

Both OU and the City of Norman have implemented masking requirements. Details about the masking policy and conversation starters on masking are available below.

COVID 101:

Direct from the OU Health Experts at Goddard:

COVID Testing Experience video
4 Steps for Secruing a COVID Test at OU - call (405) 325-4441
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Keeping campus beautiful by day, night, and during a pandemic.

Ever since campus grew quiet in the spring, OU staff and faculty have been busy preparing for the fall semester. Thank you for everything you've done and continue to do for our students and our mission.

Add to your favorites:

Visit the links below often for important fall semester updates: 

Remember: Do your part to keep OU Together.

  • Practice healthy behaviors and encourage others to do so.
  • Express your appreciation to those following university COVID-19 policy.
  • Complete OU's COVID-19 Screening and Reporting Tool before returning to campus OR each time any of the scenarios listed here apply.
Thank you for doing your part to help us all stay together on campus.