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Masks are now Optional in Most University Spaces

Starting at 6pm on March 11, masks will be optional in most indoor spaces on The Ohio State University campuses, including residence halls, dining facilities, classrooms, offices, and the Ohio Union. While the university continues to require masks in clinical health care settings (including at the Wexner Medical Center), COVID-19 testing locations, childcare centers, and on public transportation, Ohio State will be lifting indoor mask requirements in its academic and general-purpose buildings. Specifics of the university’s mask policy are posted on the Personal Safety Practices page of the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website.

The university will continue to adjust COVID-19 measures as appropriate and will maintain its COVID-19 surveillance testing program for now. Weekly testing will continue for students in university housing, social fraternities and sororities, and those with approved exemptions to the university’s vaccination requirement. Employees with approved exemptions are also still required to test weekly.