COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions - The University of Tulsa

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

During this time, we want to keep you informed so you can make important decisions surrounding your health and safety. Below are general frequently asked questions.

Covid-19 FAQS

You should self-isolate and report your positive test result to AHC at 918-631-2241. Do not attend in-person activities or go to class until medically cleared to do so.

You should immediately contact AHC at 918-631-2241 and follow all instructions provided.


The registration portal link will take you to a questionnaire to complete.


  • Comorbidities (other Illnesses or health factors such as diabetes, asthma, or cancer)
  • Health Insurance Information (private, Medicaid, or uninsured)
  • Working email address that you check regularly

You will be assigned to one of four groups for vaccination based on age, health risks, and other factors.

Once you are eligible, you will receive a link via email to access the scheduling portal and book an appointment. New appointments are loaded between Tuesday evening and early Wednesday for the following 7-9 days.

The scheduling portal allows you to search for vaccination appointments based on distance. Individuals may travel to any vaccination site within the state and do not have to stay within their county or city of residence.


LIFE Senior Services is available to help seniors register through Oklahoma’s Vaccine Appointment Scheduler who do not have internet or email access. Individuals should call the senior line at (918) 664-9000, ext. 1136


IMMYLabs Is a local covld-19 testing location that gives vaccinations following the Oklahoma Department of Health’s Ellglblllty guidelines, Check back regularly If appointments are not currently available, as cancellations may open more appointments. You can also follow IMMYLabs on Facebook, Twitter, and lnstagram for updates on new appointments, locations, and times.


Both Walmart and Sam’s club are offering appointments for the Covld•19 vaccine. Appointment eligibility is based on the Oklahoma Department of Health’s criteria. Individual s need to have a or Sam’s Club online account to register for appointments through these sites. To register with Sam’s Club, an Individual must also have a Sam’s Club membership.

Individuals should check with their regular doctor’s office. Several health systems In Tulsa such as Ascension Saint John are receiving doses of the vaccine and are vaccinating their patients.

Vaccine appointments may be made for those 65 and older, or adults of any a9e with comorbidities, by calling (918) 388-1990.


CVS & Walgreen’s pharmacies are now administering vaccines to Individuals based on their eligibility according to their State’s Department of Health criteria for prioritization. The above links allow Individuals to check for vaccine appointments and sign-up.


Every Tribe and Nation may set their own criteria for vaccinations, which means that guidelines will vary among tribes. Individuals are advised to contact their tribe directly to ask about vaccination. Information Is often shared via social media such as on tribal Facebook pages.


Beginning March 15, 2021, appointments are available to all those 18 years and older. To make an appointment to receive the vaccine, call (800) 349-7026 ext. 6


COVID·19 vaccine appointments are currently open to the public at no charge. If you need assistance scheduling your vaccine appointment call (918) 342·6580 between the hours of 8:00-11:30AM and 12:00-3:00PM.

Tho Pawnoo Indian Health Contor Is expanding COVID-19 vaccine access to ell Individuals age 16 and up. If you would like to be scheduled for a vaccine appointment, please call us at (918) 762-6724 or (918) 762-6639

Any member of the public, including non-Natives, who live within the 14-county reservation are now eligible for a vaccine within Cherokee Nation Health Services. Appointments may be made by phone: (539) 234·4099.

The Chickasaw Nation COVID•19 vaccine Call Center is available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at (580) 272-1339.




Osage Nation Is offering COVI0•l9 vaccinations to any person 18 years or older (both Native and Non-Native). Monday thru Friday from 7:45 am to 4:00 pm at the Osage Nation Civic Center – 14149 W Main Street, Pawhuska OK 74056.  For more details, please consult the Nation’s Facebook page or call ONHS COVI0·19 Vaccine Hotline at (918) 287-0076

Testing in Tulsa County is available through the Tulsa Health Department. You can sign up for a test on their website: Testing is also available at the following locations below. Hours, eligibility requirements, cost, and other details may vary. Please visit the organization’s website or contact them directly for more information. For testing statewide, visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Students are exempt from TU’s Continuous Testing Program if (a) they have been fully vaccinated; or (b) they have had COVID-19 within the past ninety (90) days and are not currently experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19; or (c) are fully remote and will not be on campus at all during the fall semester.

Students are exempt from TU’s Continuous Testing Program if (a) they have been fully vaccinated; or (b) they have had COVID-19 within the past ninety (90) days and are not currently experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19; or (c) are fully remote and will not be on campus at all during the fall semester.

TU requires students to participate in ongoing COVID-19 screening to mitigate the spread of the virus on our campus. Tests are free of charge to students and will be administered on campus. TU uses noninvasive rapid antigen tests and results are available within 10 minutes.

Masks and hand sanitizer can be purchased around campus in all the vending machines and at the student union C-store. Click here to see where you can make this purchase.

Yes! Student organizations are encouraged to resume programming in formats that work best for your event.

Many in-person courses are designated as such because they require in-person elements that cannot be substituted. If you become ill and are attending in-person classes, please contact the Alexander Health Center as soon as possible at 918-631-2241. Student Access will be notified if you cannot attend classes in-person and will work with you and your faculty to determine how to meet course expectations during illness/isolation/quarantine.


Quarantine is required when you have been in contact with a person who tested positive but you have no symptoms, or you have traveled to an area where quarantine is required upon your return. Isolation means you have a confirmed positive test result or you are exhibiting symptoms and are awaiting your test results. Please see TU’s Isolation and Quarantine Information for detailed information on isolation/quarantine requirements.
If you receive a positive test result while on campus, you will need to isolate until medically cleared to resume campus activities. Please see TU’s Isolation and Quarantine Information for detailed information on isolation/quarantine requirements.

Questions regarding policies or for additional information concerning COVID-19 should be emailed to TU’s COVID-19 Risk Assessment Team at

International students should contact for additional information.

Yes! Students will be able to dine together at the student union. All the furniture and seating have returned.

Yes! Residence hall common areas such as study spaces and kitchens are open.

The University of Tulsa will no longer require face masks. TU continues to welcome masks on campus for anyone who chooses to wear one, regardless of their vaccination status. Masks are available in our vending machines around campus (vending map).

Study abroad was suspended for the 2020/2021 school year but has resumed at TU. Students wanting to study abroad in Spring 2022 and beyond should contact the Center for Global Engagement. Programs are available in many locations around the world – COVID conditions allowing. Students are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated before traveling abroad. Vaccinations are required by some programs or entry in some countries.

Students participating in non-credit bearing international activities that are significantly sponsored by The University of Tulsa such as those primarily organized, directed, or otherwise coordinated by TU and experiences conducted by a recognized TU student organization with a faculty advisor should seek CGE prior approval before making any travel arrangements. Students seeking to travel to countries on the State Department travel advisory list as level 3-4 need to apply for an exception to the TU Travel Policy.

Fully vaccinated individuals are exempt from the University’s COVID-19 Travel Policy requiring employees and students to avoid in-person activities upon return from travel outside of the State of Oklahoma. If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to complete this Travel Form in advance of travel. You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your final vaccine dose.