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OBU's Plan For a Safe and Healthy Return to Campus

Guided by information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Oklahoma State Department of Health and other federal, state and local health organizations, OBU is implementing plans and protocols to help limit the spread of COVID-19 within the OBU community. Our goal is to offer the safest experience possible for our students, employees and guests.

While no community can guarantee an environment free of COVID-19, OBU has put great effort into identifying and implementing the best protocols and plans for the safety of our faculty, staff, students and guests. Composed of members from all areas of campus, the OBU COVID-19 Task Force has worked together to set in place strategies intended to help our campus community members and guests stay safe and healthy by limiting the spread of COVID-19. For this effort to be successful, individual members of our community must assume personal responsibility to protect themselves and those around them by applying health and safety protocols.

In-depth information for employees, students, prospective students and guests is provided within these pages, based on the current pandemic situation. As the task force continues to monitor conditions, health and safety protocols will be updated as required based on the level of pandemic severity and resulting CDC, federal, state, and local government and health authority guidelines.

Health and Safety Protocols for OBU Community and Guests

Revised June 26, 2020

The following protocols are required for every person who comes onto the OBU campus:

  • Wear face masks in all common areas.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water, use hand sanitizer and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet from other people.
  • Complete daily health screening in one of the following locations before entering a building or interacting with others on campus: Thurmond Hall, south entrance; Geiger Center, south entrance; RAWC, check-in desk; Noble Complex, north entrance. Screeners are on-site from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.