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Face Mask Requirements

Updated August 2, 2021

Effective immediately, in addition to Veterinary Health System facilities, masks are now required in all College of Veterinary Medicine facilities, regardless of an individual’s vaccination status, in accordance with recent changes to campus policy. This includes faculty, staff, students, clients and any guests. Masks continue to be required outdoors for unvaccinated individuals when they cannot maintain physical distancing. Vaccinated people are not required to wear masks outdoors. 

Category

Fully Vaccinated**

Not Fully Vaccinated

Clients, Contractors and Vendors Face Mask Required Face Mask Required
 

Employees and Students

   

Public Spaces and Clinical Spaces, such as:

  • Hummel & Trueman Hospital for Companion Animals
  • Hospital for Farm Animals 
  • Galbreath Equine Center
  • Frank Stanton Veterinary Spectrum of Care Clinic, all of first floor and the second floor northeast small conference room, offices and break room
  • VMC Dublin
  • Ohio State Large Animal Services at Marysville. 
  • Ambulatory vehicles
  • Subway

Face Mask Required
[CDC requires for healthcare facilities]

Face Mask Required
[CDC requires for healthcare facilities]

Non-Clinical, Academic Spaces, such as:

  • Veterinary Medicine Academic Building
  • Goss Lab
  • Sisson Hall
  • VMC Auditorium
  • Veterinary Clinical and Professional Skills Center
  • Small Animal Techniques
  • Small Animal Operative Practice
  • Second floor classroom and south lobby in the Frank Stanton Veterinary Spectrum of Care Clinic
Face Mask Required Face Mask Required

Non-Public (Private) Spaces, such as:

  • Offices
  • Research labs
  • Dormitory area of the Marysville Large Animal Clinic
Face Mask Required Face Mask Required

 

When in doubt: Wear a mask.

 

*It is important to be aware that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Ohio Department of Health provide health and safety guidance that is more restrictive for healthcare institutions than for the general public or the business/educational settings. 

**Fully vaccinated is defined as more than 14 days after the final dose of vaccine based on the type of vaccine received.
 

 

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