With conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic changing rapidly, we encourage you to continuously check in for updates. Please check your OSU email daily for any updated information and check back here for announcements and resources.
News and Announcements
July 31: Students, faculty and staff are required to complete an online training course and the Together As Buckeyes Pledge. The 10-minute training is now available through BuckeyeLearn, and the pledge must be signed upon completion of the course. More information can be found on the Training and Pledge page.
July 31: As part of plans to return to on-campus operations in autumn, the university is implementing a testing program. Ohio State’s testing strategy will combine: surveillance testing to monitor COVID-19 in random samples of asymptomatic undergraduate students; testing of symptomatic and exposed students, faculty and staff; voluntary asymptomatic testing for faculty, staff, graduate students and professional students; targeted testing should COVID-19 hotspots be identified; and a tool that will enable the university to share aggregate information with the public in a way that protects individuals’ medical and educational privacy. More information can be found on the Testing, Tracing and Quarantine page.
July 31: The Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) continues to limit occupancy to support safety and physical distancing guidelines related to COVID-19 and must reallocate more buses to move people in smaller quantities. Beginning on August 24, the university will offer two routes during daytime hours. The Med Center Express and Buckeye Loop will prioritize transporting individuals parking in the Buckeye Lot or West Campus Carmack Lots. Academic core service will not be provided during the daytime but will resume after 7 p.m. via the East Residential and West Campus routes. All riders must wear masks. More information can be found on the Transportation page.
July 17: The university has compiled a wide range of research-based intervention strategies and resources that can help build resiliency and enhance mental, emotional and physical health and well-being throughout the return to campus. Learn more on the Mental Health and Wellness page.
July 2: Face masks must be worn in indoor settings, including, but not limited to, classrooms, common areas, conference rooms, shared office spaces, hallways, buses and shared vehicles on all Ohio State campuses. Masks must also be worn in outdoor spaces where individuals cannot maintain appropriate physical distancing. This aligns with a face mask requirement enacted by the City of Columbus.
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