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Coronavirus: What you need to know

COVID-19 + OSUIT

What you need to know as an OSUIT student or employee

At OSU Institute of Technology, your health and safety is a top priority. Working together, we can sustain a positive workplace and learning environment for everyone. 

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To reduce the risk of being infected with the COVID-19 Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, and in keeping with recently updated CDC guidance, OSUIT encourages the use of masks indoors in public, especially in situations in which social distancing is not possible and for activities with close contact with others.  

Masking is recommended by the CDC even if you are fully vaccinated. You might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease, or if a member of your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated. 

At this time under Oklahoma law (EO 2021-16 and 70 O.S. 1210.189), we are not permitted to require the use of masks on campus. 

All of us have a role to play in minimizing infection on campus.

Let's stop the spread. Stay Safe and Stay True To You at OSUIT.

Get Vaccinated

We encourage everyone to get the vaccination. COVID-19 vaccinations are available by appointment to all Oklahoma residents. If you have not yet registered to be vaccinated, please visit vaccinate.ok.gov to learn how.

What to expect at your vaccine appointment:

 

Face Coverings
COVID Vaccines
COVID-19 Symptoms & Reporting

Questions?

FAQ and Life at OSUIT

 

Working on Campus

OSUIT continues to monitor information related to COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State of Oklahoma, OSU Medicine, and the Okmulgee County Health Department. Accordingly, policies, expectations, guidelines, and best practices will be updated as appropriate. OSUIT is taking reasonable actions to help employees remain healthy while continuing to engage in our higher education mission.

Employee Self-Screening

Find a list of symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what OSUIT students and employees should do if they are experiencing these symptoms or have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Technology Equipment

Ensure all Information Technology equipment used to telework is packed and ready to return to campus. If assistance is needed with setup, contact your department’s technical support unit.

Travel Policy

Please read our update travel policy for employees here. 

Cleaning of University Facilities

OSUIT will continue to practice enhanced cleaning and disinfectant measures across campus.

Mental and Emotional Well-Being

While returning to work on-campus includes logistical and operational planning, supervisors must consider their employee’s emotional and psychological health.

COVID-19 impacts the way we work and interact with one another. These changes can be difficult and can lead to anxiety. If employees have concerns around COVID-19, the university has a number of resources available to help provide support. It’s important to not suffer in silence.

Some resources available to employees are:

  • OSUIT Counseling Services
  • TAO Self-Help is an online library of engaging, interactive programs to learn life skills and to help you bounce back from disappointments or stumbling blocks. TAO is free and available to anyone at OSU with a working @okstate email address.
  • The CDC has published information about Coping with Stress during this time.

Consider how you will transition and reengage your employees. It’s important to understand that the work environment post-COVID-19 will not be the same as the one you left.

Additionally, employees may display varied emotions as they return to work. Paying attention to these emotions that could disrupt a successful return to on-campus work can be helpful. Some of the most common feelings may be:Lacking drive or motivation

  • Chronic fatigue, being overwhelmed, or even burned out
  • Unusual sadness or depression
  • Insomnia or unusual disruption to sleep patterns
  • Difficulty focusing or concentrating

Supervisors are encouraged to provide support to their employees. When supervisors show an understanding of employee needs, and circumstances they are more likely to respond in a more positive manner. This also creates an atmosphere of trust and understanding that motivates employees to apply themselves more fully to work.

 

 

Online Learning Resources

 

Tutoring & Office of Academic Accommodations

 

 

COVID-19 Test

Health Concerns?

Facility sanitation, student wellbeing, and ongoing campus health and safety continue to be priorities at OSUIT.

Every decision we make is guided by the priority of the health and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff. OSUIT will continue to follow the guidelines of state and national health officials.

Oklahoma State Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention