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 How to stay updated and prepared during this pandemic

OSU Coronavirus updates and information

As we look ahead at a careful, phased reopening of our campus, doing our part to protect the health and wellbeing of our fellow Cowboys in the face of COVID-19 has never been more critical. Follow the latest coronavirus updates and check out the faculty and staff FAQ, as well as online teaching resources, human resources guidance and IT support.

What to watch for

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. While roughly 80% of cases report mild symptoms, some progress into severe pneumonia and multi-organ failure and can lead to death. Use our self-screening checklist before reporting to work each day or learn more about Oklahoma's COVID-19 updates.

Human Resources

Physical distancing and mask policies aimed at protecting students, faculty and staff have been implemented across university campuses and facilities. Human Resources offers guidance on those policies, what to do when working on campus and working remotely, leave use, travel related safety measures and more.

Mental Health Resources

Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones can be extremely stressful and sometimes overwhelming. This is especially true during a global pandemic. To help you cope during this time of uncertainty, the Department of Wellness has shared resources for employees including in counseling, self-help training and crisis response hotlines.

Taking Precautions

How to wear a mask
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using a facemask in all public areas. Make sure that you not only wear a mask, but wear it correctly to keep you and others as safe as possible.

Washing Hands

Gina Peek, Housing and Consumer Specialist for the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, shows you how to properly wash your hands. For more information and other tips, visit the OSU Extension Coronavirus Resource page.

 

Mental Health:

This is a time for heroism and selflessness, but you can’t be at your best when your mental health is suffering. OSU’s mental health resources have moved online, but our staff of mental health professionals is as eager as ever to help you. 

 

Oklahoma State University Employee Assistance Program — With a wide range of services, from employee counseling, to work-life solutions, legal services and financial information, OSU’s EAP connects employees with resources and expert information on thousands of topics.

FFCRA:Child Care

Families First Coronavirus Relief Act provides up to 80 hours of leave for COVID-related absences including illness, caring for an ill family member or to care for children.


Other Support Resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line, text HOME to 741741 about any type of crisis
  • Military OneSource Talkline (service members, veterans, and families), 1-800-342-9647
  • Oklahoma Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline, 405-917-9922
  • Oklahoma Heartline, offers referrals to many community support agencies, dial 2-1-1
  • Oklahoma County Sexual Assault Hotline, 405-943-7273
  • Oklahoma Reach-Out Substance Abuse and Mental Health Hotline, 1-800-522-9054
  • Preparing your pets for transition back to work

Physical Health:

Physical health is as important as ever. But you’re not alone. The OSU Department of Wellness has resources available to help you maintain your physical health.

 

Other Challenges:

Are you in a highly vulnerable category (older adults or those with a serious health condition) or are you caring for a highly vulnerable person? Have you experienced childcare disruptions due to COVID-19 and need additional resources? If you fit into one of these categories and have questions about how this impacts your ability to return to your regular duties on campus, please contact your HR Consultant or your supervisor to discuss.

 

Please know that we are here to assist you. Ask questions. Even if we do not have the answers now, we will work to find them for you. Also, please remember there are resources to serve you and your household. Guidance Resources can assist with many of your needs. Please use these confidential resources to take care of yourself and your household members.

 

By keeping these protocols and tips in mind, you will help OSU safely reopen its offices and keep them open in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Stay Connected

Fridays with the Family and other Alumni Association Virtual Events

Archived recordings of all our our virtual events and webinars are also available here.

OSU Online

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Coronavirus Response at the OSU Library

The University and Library administration continue to monitor the situation for developments and will heed the advice of public health officials. This could result in further changes to operations.

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