ODI response to COVID-19

Face Masks Required in Enclosed Spaces

Effective immediately, students, faculty, staff and visitors to all Ohio State campuses and medical facilities are required to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status.




Indoor public spaces - including classrooms, research labs, office campus buildings, recreation centers, dining facilities, residence halls, childcare centers, meeting and event space

Masks required

Masks required

Outdoor public spaces

Masks not required

Masks required

Transportation - including CABS and shuttle buses

Masks required

Masks required

Wexner Medical Center clinical facilities (including the Nisonger Childcare Center) Student Health facilities and colleges and units with public facing clinical operations

Masks required

Masks required

VIDEO: COVID-19: Importance of Masks on Campus


Like a family pulling together during a tough time, we are leaning on each other for support as we chart the best path forward in handling this coronavirus outbreak. The university and ODI will continue to reevaluate and update our plans based on evolving conditions and keep you fully informed every step of the way. Please understand that while our staff may be working remotely several days a week, ODI is still working and open for business on your behalf. The best way to reach any ODI staff member will be through email.

As we can return to our campuses, every Buckeye plays an important part in taking care of each other. Because when Buckeyes are safe and healthy, we can stay focused on our endeavors — and on improving lives.

Learn what Ohio State is doing and how you can help keep yourself, and your family and friends, safe and healthy:

Advising support for students with COVID-19 concerns

Drop-in Spaces on Campus for Attending Zoom Classes

The Ohio State University COVID-19 Dashboard

Facilities Operations and Development (FOD) COVID-19 Response

This is an extraordinary moment for all of us, but we remain rock-solid in our unwavering commitment to assisting you in any way that we can. This is a time to practice self-care while helping those in your community and family who may need assistance in the coming weeks. Please see additional information in the navigational sidebar to the right.

Rest assured, we will continue to keep you informed of any new adjustments to our plan to combat the coronavirus. We appreciate your understanding as we do our very best to keep our community healthy and safe.

James L. Moore III, PhD
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
Executive Director, Bell National Resource Center
Distinguished Professor of Urban Education
College of Education and Human Ecology