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Ohio University COVID-19 Hotline

Ohio University has partnered with OhioHealth to provide access to symptomatic COVID-19 testing and clinical case management services for students and employees during the pandemic.

OhioHealth operates the COVID-19 Response Hotline, 877-OU-COV19 (877-682-6819), which Ohio University students and employees who are experiencing symptoms can access seven days a week. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. If a symptomatic COVID test is needed, a Hotline case manager will work with a provider to place the order. It is important to note that a provider’s order is required for COVID-19 testing.

If you are not experiencing symptoms but think you may have been exposed to a positive individual or have other questions about OHIO's COVID-19 response, complete an Incident Report form or contact OHIO COVID Operations at COVIDoperations@ohio.edu or 740-566-8445 for assistance. A team of COVID Campus Liaisons is available seven days a week.

Get Tested

Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms?

Do ALL of the following:

  1. Call the COVID-19 Hotline at 877-OU-COV19 (877-682-6819) and an OhioHealth clinical case manager will help you schedule a test.
  2. Notify Ohio University at www.ohio.edu/reportexposure
  3. Isolate to minimize exposure to others.

Think You've Been Exposed?

Email COVIDoperations@ohio.edu or call 740-566-8445 and a COVID Campus Liaison will assess the situation and connect you with testing if needed.

Feeling Fine but Want a COVID Test?

Any OHIO employee or student who is not experiencing symptoms but would like an asymptomatic test can use this online scheduler to schedule a test on the Athens campus at the Vault Health testing location at the Ohio University Golf and Tennis center. Submit this form if you're on a regional campus and would like to request a Vault at-home test.


To help prevent the spread of disease to others, we ask anyone with a fever or other symptoms to follow isolation instructions and call the Ohio University COVID-19 Response Hotline.

  • A fever of 100.4°F or higher
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Nasal congestion / runny nose
  • Body aches or body chills
  • New/unexplained headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • New loss of taste or smell

Call 911 if you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms (e.g. persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, severe shortness of breath, inability to wake or stay awake, bluish lips or face).