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Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 Cases on the OCU Campus

Updated September 14th, 2020

In an effort to keep our community informed about the presence of COVID-19 on the OCU campus, the university will report the number of positive COVID-19 cases with direct and indirect on-campus impact by updating the table below. Additional information will be provided through contact tracing to individuals who have had close contact (explained by the CDC as less than 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with the COVID-19 positive individual(s) within two days of symptom onset or receiving a positive test result.

Active COVID-19 Cases with direct on-campus impact*Active COVID-19 cases with indirect on-campus impactTotal
Student718
Employee101
Visitor/Contractor000
Total819

*Definitions

DIRECT ON-CAMPUS IMPACT – individual was on the OCU campus within 2 days of symptom onset or receiving a positive test. If individual was not on campus during this time frame, the case is considered without direct on-campus impact.

INDIRECT ON-CAMPUS IMPACTindividual does not report being on the OCU campus within 2 days of symptom onset or receiving a positive test.

ACTIVE CASESindividuals with direct or indirect on-campus impact who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently self-isolating

SELF-ISOLATIONrefers to the separation of an individual who is positive for COVID-19 from others who are not sick. Self-quarantine refers to the separation of an individual who is known to be exposed to COVID-19 from others who are not known to be exposed. (See CDC explanations.)

Cases will be removed once they have met CDC criteria for symptom-based recovery. CDC criteria for symptom based recovery is defined as:

  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved

CDC Interim Guidance

Current Alert Level: Moderate

See how we determine COVID-19 Alert Levels (pdf)

What to do if you've tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19

COVID-19 Alert Levels: What you need to know

Return to Campus

Masks are required at OCU in shared spaces and anywhere social distancing is difficult.

Read the OCU Safety Plan

Learn More

View the July 23 Campus Health, Safety and Residence Life Webinar

View the July 30th Academic Experience Webinar

View the August 6th Employee Webinar

Frequently asked questions about reopening

Oklahoma City University leadership is actively working on safety planning and preparations for our return to in-person classes this fall.

We continue to guide planning within six focus areas including social distancing, education and training, illness protocols, accommodations for vulnerable populations, cleaning and sanitation protocols, and personal protective equipment supplies and policies.

All planning incorporates flexibility to enable us to quickly adjust plans as needed based on COVID-19 developments and guidance from local, state, and federal authorities.

We would like to share some frequently asked questions and answers with you.

Student FAQ

Employee FAQ

Question Form

The health and safety of our campus community is a shared responsibility. Please let us know if you have a suggestion about how we can better implement safety measures or if you have a concern about current safety measures that are not being implemented or are falling short of stated standards.

OCU Safety Plan