OU Implements Mandatory COVID-19 Testing Before Housing Move-In

Monday, July 20th 2020, 2:39 pm
By: News 9

The University of Oklahoma will make it mandatory for all students moving into the Norman campus housing to be tested for COVID-19 prior to arriving on campus.

More than 5,000 students are assigned to live at Adams, Walker and Couch Centers, David L. Boren Hall, Headington Hall, the residential colleges and Traditions Square Apartments.

All students living in the campus housing must complete an at-home saliva-based COVID-19 test before moving to campus.

The test is part of a three-step process to gain move-in clearance.

OU has partnered with Vault Health to mail students an at-home saliva-based COVID-19 test.

If a student receives a negative test result, they will have to complete the university's online health screening five days before the student's return to campus.

Test results will be emailed to students and to OU Health Services up to four days after their test arrives at the Vault Health lab.

Students are strongly encouraged to self-isolate after they are tested and before they arrive on campus.

Students who test positive will be required to stay home and away from campus until cleared by OU Health Services to move to campus.