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Personal Health Guidelines


Students studying on the plaza with masks on

 

The following outlines expectations of all OSU students and employees while on campus. This is not only to protect your health, but the health of our entire community. Wearing a mask is a sign of showing respect and care for those around you. Your continued support of these guidelines is appreciated.

 

  • All OSU students, staff, faculty, contractors, vendors, suppliers and visitors must wear a face covering (mask) upon entering any public building on campus.
  • OSU is providing health and safety materials and supplies for the campus. Eight disposable surgical masks are being provided to all OSU full-time employees. Two washable cloth face coverings are on order for all OSU full-time and temporary employees and one washable cloth face covering for all students.
  • 2 oz bottles of hand sanitizer will be provided for all OSU employees and students and 16 oz bottles of hand sanitizer are on order for department use. New stands for dispensing hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, and refills are on order. Ten voluntary walk-up temperature monitoring stations also are on order.
  • All employees and students are asked to take special precautions to avoid exposure for at least two weeks prior to the start of the fall semester.
  • Sick employees and students must stay home.
  • Self screening should be performed each morning before arriving on campus. Temperature must be less than 100.4⁰ F/38⁰ C. See self-screening checklist.
  • Maintain social distancing guidelines. You are also expected to wear a face covering if working near or are encountering others. If you do not have a face covering, please contact your supervisor and one will be provided.
  • Remove unnecessary items in your personal work or living space to create clean counter spaces and support cleaning efforts on common surfaces. If additional cleaning is needed in an office space, please notify your supervisor.
  • Limit elevators to single occupancy when possible. 
  • Use stairs as the primary method of travel between floors when possible. 
  • In-person meetings are discouraged. If a meeting must be in-person to accomplish the purpose of the meeting, it must be in a large room with attendees six feet away from each other. Include no more than 10 participants within the meeting location. Use video conferencing as an alternative.
  • Break rooms / lunchrooms and gathering areas are closed for gathering. They may still be utilized for food preparation (one at a time, or multiple people if 6-foot social distancing can be maintained). This does not include large campus dining areas where social distancing is practiced.
  • Disinfect fax machines, copiers and printers in common areas before and after each use.
    Wash hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Keep a supply of hand sanitizer (as possible).
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw it away. Wash your hands afterwards.
  • Disinfect all high-touch areas in your home and workplace.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
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