The University of Tulsa’s three-phase plan to reopen campus is based on public health recommendations and implemented with the utmost concern for the wellbeing of our students, employees and visitors. It is designed to mitigate risks related to COVID-19 and can be adjusted to meet university and community needs.

Phase 1 Begins July 6

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  • Wearing a face mask and maintaining physical distancing continue to be required for anyone on campus
  • Identified staff members return to campus to support core mission activities while others continue to work remotely as we gradually return employee groups back to campus
  • North Campus research has resumed and serves as pilot for medical screening
  • Health monitoring efforts are being evaluated to report elevations in temperature and symptoms daily for employees and students
  • The suspension of all in-person events on campus continues
  • Student-athletes who have been approved to resume conditioning on campus will be tested for COVID-19 and will be monitored by TU health clinic staff

Phase 2 Begins August 1

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  • Face masking and physical distancing continue
  • Students begin returning to the campus community
  • New student orientation presented both virtually and in small groups where physical distancing can be maintained
  • Staff begin to return to campus as needed to directly support instruction, research, student success and campus services
  • Approved research and laboratory usage resumes
  • Students and employees returning to campus from other countries or domestic “hot spots” will be tested and take part in the 14-day self-quarantine
  • Daily medical monitoring will be overseen by the Alexander Health Center (students) and Hurricane Health Clinic (employees)

Phase 3 Begins August 24

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  • Face masking and physical distancing continue as classes begin
  • Classes conducted in formats that support physical distancing
  • Courses offered in-person, online and using a hybrid/flexible (hyflex) model that includes a combination of attendance and virtual instruction
  • Campus living staff ready for on-campus activities and/or virtual engagement
  • Carry-out dining and mobile ordering options begin
  • COVID-19 Risk Assessment Team meets daily to review actions and coordinate appropriate response