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Be Safe Bobcats – Coronavirus Response

As we work and learn in the midst of a global pandemic, Ohio University is focused on delivering the best possible student experience while reducing risk to our students, faculty, staff and communities. With that in mind, we have implemented a host of strategies to help reduce spread of COVID-19, as well as changes to our learning, working and residential environments to promote safety.  Whether you are learning remotely or are spending time on one of our campuses, here you’ll find everything you need to know about how you can help us keep our University healthy and safe.

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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.



Spring 2021

Based on what we have learned during our Fall 2020 Phase 2 implementation, as well as newly developed strategies and partnerships to expand coronavirus testing on campus, we have developed plans that will accommodate all residential students who want to return to our Athens campus in January 2021. Any students who prefer to continue learning remotely will have the option to do so.


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COVID-19 News

Browse the most recent OHIO News coverage related to the Coronavirus pandemic, as well as student and faculty communications, and official national pandemic resources.

Coronavirus Updates