OU Lifts Mask, Social Distancing Requirements For Vaccinated Individuals


Wednesday, May 19th 2021, 3:31 pm
By: News 9


The University of Oklahoma has ended the mask requirement and social distancing protocols for all three campuses, officials announced in a press release Wednesday.

The university’s lift on the mandate comes after recent updated guidelines by the CDC.

According to the release, individuals that are fully vaccinated will no longer have to adhere to the previous policies.

The lift goes into effect immediately.

The release said in part:  

Masking requirements will be limited to the following groups and settings:
All individuals in patient-facing settings, including research participant areas and facilities where patient care is the primary function
Unvaccinated individuals inside OU facilities
Guests 2-11 years of age inside OU facilities
Transit buses due to Department of Transportation mandates
The university strongly encourages the entire OU community to get vaccinated, particularly those residing in congregate housing. Anyone who wishes to mask indoors or outdoors may freely do so.