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Oral Robert University requires COVID-19 tests for campus residents

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Posted at 9:47 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 22:48:17-04

TULSA, Okla. — Oral Robert University is requiring campus residents to be tested for COVID-19 as a safety precaution.

All campus residents are required to complete a PCR or Antigen test for COVID-19 five to seven days before moving on campus, according to a letter by university officials. Residents must upload their results or proof of testing before moving in.

For those who tested positive for COVID-19 before coming to campus, ORU officials are encouraging them stay at home and attend class remotely. According to the university, they may return to campus 10 days after their first onset of symptoms, but they must be fever-free for 24 hours without medications and their other symptoms have improved.

The university is encouraging students to do the following:

  • restrict your activity and monitor your health in the seven days prior to your arrival to campus
  • wash your hands frequently
  • wear a mask over your mouth and nose when you are in public
  • take care of yourself by eating healthy, getting plenty of exercise and rest
We know that remaining isolated as you make final move-in preparations is a lot to ask. However, returning to campus well-rested and healthy protects not only you but also your fellow students, faculty and staff—our ORU family. We are a campus community that needs one another to thrive this semester.
ORU Health and Safety Task Force

The comes after the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University recently announced that students moving into campus housing will be required to be tested for COVID-19.

For more information regarding ORU's response to COVID-19, click here.

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