UCO COVID-19 protocols remain in place for the spring 2021 semester. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage. View a list of UCO's virtual services.
Buck Up, Bronchos!
You are required to wear a face mask when around others on campus. Practice distancing of at least six feet when possible.
Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer. Sing the happy birthday song in your head for a timer.
Clean your desk or workstation with provided disinfecting wipes or sprays. Keeping surfaces clean will help slow the spread of the virus.
Learn about the most common COVID-19 symptoms, how to get tested and what steps to take if you test positive for COVID-19.
Report a Case
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have had direct exposure to someone with COVID-19, file a report with the COVID-19 Response Team.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health launched its vaccination portal, open to all Oklahoma residents. Learn how to register for a vaccine and for more vaccine information.
COVID-19 Operational Guidance
The COVID-19 pandemic is an ever-changing situation. UCO continuously monitors the virus’ impact on campus, as well as on the city, state, national and global levels. As a result, Central’s plan for the fall semester and beyond could change as the situation evolves. The university is dedicated to remaining flexible in order to further the health and safety of its community members.
UCO COVID-19 Dashboard
The UCO COVID-19 Dashboard presents COVID-19 case data on the University of Central Oklahoma campus for faculty, staff and students.
Campus Buildings and Facilities
Max Chambers Library
Max Chambers Library is open with the first, second and third floors available. The third floor is for quiet study only. Masks and social distancing are required while on campus. The library website provides remote access to electronic resources and services.
Housing and Dining
Staff remain committed to ensuring residents have a safe and healthy environment for the duration of their stay in the residence halls while focusing on their studies. They remain available via online platforms for engagement and support moving forward. Programming will continue in an alternative format and residents can expect to be contacted by their resident assistant about activities for the rest of the semester. For more information, visit the housing website.
WFF, UCO's custodial partner, is performing cleanings more frequently of "high-touch areas" in the residence halls and community restrooms. These areas include door, shower, toilet and faucet handles in the restrooms as well as door handles, door jams and handrails throughout the hallways, stairwells and elevators.
Nigh University Center
In addition to campus protocols for social distancing and the wearing of face coverings, the Nigh University Center will increase disinfection protocols for all high-touch areas. Restrooms will be sanitized every two hours.
Masks and social distancing are required while on campus. Fitness floor staff will clean equipment continuously throughout the day including equipment touch points (I.e. seats, handles, bars, and pins).