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Update: HSC Masking Requirements

Published February 28, 2022

HSC Lifts Masking Requirement for Non-Patient-Facing Areas, Positions

University leadership, including the Emergency Operations Committee Executive team and medical and public health experts, has determined that based on the CDC’s recent guidance and the COVID-19 data for counties surrounding the campuses, the masking requirement for HSC and OU-Tulsa students and employees in non-patient-facing areas on campus is no longer required. Supervisors and teaching faculty will continue to identify patient-facing areas and responsibilities. Individuals must continue to comply with the masking requirements for off-campus facilities where they are assigned. As a reminder, masking is still required in university vehicles, including shuttles. 

As always, wearing a mask provides protection to you and others you interact with, so wearing surgical-grade masks inside campus facilities is encouraged. Additionally, please continue to respect the choice of those who elect to continue wearing a mask, keeping in mind that we may not always be aware of the health conditions of our colleagues and their families.


Note: The masking directives for the OU Norman campus have not changed; masks are still encouraged on the Norman campus.


HSC and OU-Tulsa Events: Food Permitted

In addition, food at indoor events on campus is now permitted.


Resources for Symptomatic or Immunocompromised Individuals

Significant progress has been made in developing medications and treatments for patients who are at high risk or have compromised immunities to aid in the treatment and prevention of COVID-19. 

Click here for a list of medications proven to prevent or treat COVID-19.


COVID-19 Vaccines & Boosters Availability

For information on vaccine availability at HSC campus locations as well as across Oklahoma, please visit our website.

Both the initial series and booster doses are offered in the pharmacy inside the first floor of OU Health Physicians Schusterman Clinic on the OU-Tulsa campus. To schedule an appointment, visit Vaccine appointments are offered on most Mondays and Fridays. As a courtesy, vaccine appointments should be scheduled one business day in advance, when possible, to allowing for staff planning in the pharmacy.


Vaccine Portal Allows Booster Documentation

Boosters can now be reported in the university’s vaccine portal. Although not required, employees and students are encouraged to log into Employee Self-Service to update their booster information. 


Who at HSC and OU-Tulsa Must Be Vaccinated?

§  Individuals with patient-facing responsibility must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please remember that this pandemic is a fluid situation. The university will continue to monitor it and may adjust its policies in accordance with the number of active COVID-19 cases or new variants that may emerge.



Read the HSC COVID-19 Response Plan.


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