Coronavirus: What you need to know
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.
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.
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.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, OSU Institute of Technology has been committed to following the guidance and directives of the CDC and local and state health officials. In response to CDC guidance released May 13, 2021, and again in consultation with local and state health officials, OSUIT will no longer require the use of facial coverings or social distancing on campus or at any OSUIT sponsored activity. Although mask mandates for campus will no longer be in effect, community members may continue to voluntarily wear masks based on their own needs.
The latest guidance from the CDC is a large step towards a return to normal campus operations. These changes are based on current public health advice and are subject to change or modification pending any developments or recommendations from the CDC or Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Prospective students can sign up for a campus tour, or learn more about our programs and beautiful campus virtually. You can watch a live program visit, information session or Q&A with current and past students as well as schedule your visit to the OSUIT campus. See the full schedule or make your appointment now.
Tours can also be viewed on the OSUIT Prospective Student Services YouTube Channel if you do not have social media.
Please contact Prospective Student Services at 918-293-5220 or email email@example.com if you have any questions. In addition, we are available to answer questions/provide assistance via video calling, phone calls, texting, and emails.
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.
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).
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.
Please read our update travel policy for employees here.
OSUIT will continue to practice enhanced cleaning and disinfectant measures across campus.
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:
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
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.
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.