Masks Encouraged on CampusOSU expects the use of masks indoors in public. This includes classrooms, laboratories
and all indoor meetings and gatherings. Masks reduce the risk of being infected with COVID-19 and possibly spreading it to
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.
Under Oklahoma law (EO 2021-16 and 70 O.S. 1210.189), we are not permitted to require
the use of masks on campus. Two exceptions exist: Masks will still be required on
transit buses due to Department of Transportation requirements, and masks will be
required in certain areas of University Health Services.