Employment-Related COVID Testing
Are OSU employees required to undergo COVID testing as a requirement of employment?
For some areas, yes – especially when those areas are required by external agencies to complete COVID testing such as Athletics or are consistently placed at higher exposure risks due to their positions such as University Health Services. For the remainder of the University, no – COVID testing is not required for employment.
If there becomes such a need that would meet the published guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the guidelines published by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, they would be vetted through OSU Human Resources with approvals by Sr. Administration. Doing so will allow the institution to meet the rigorous standards required to ensure employee privacy and safety as well as to comply with the numerous federal requirements related to mandatory medical testing for employment purposes. We also want to be cognizant of any burdens upon the medical community as well as the logistics required of such an endeavor.