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University of Tulsa requires incoming students to test for COVID-19

Posted at 10:28 PM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 23:49:50-04

TULSA, Okla. — The University of Tulsa is requiring all students living in TU housing or attending in-person classes to be tested for COVID-19 before coming to campus this fall, according to university officials.

Students may take any COVID-19 test approved by the Food and Drug Administration and then must upload proof of a negative test result to the secure TU Patient Portal, officials said. They have to be tested at least 10 business days before arriving on campus.

TU officials said students who test positive:

  • must delay their move-in date
  • must attend classes virtually until medically cleared to resume in-person activities on campus
  • should self-isolate at their off-campus residence until cleared to travel by local health authorities

Students can call Alexander Health Center at 918-631-2241 to schedule an appointment for a free test.

The university said it will address any concerns regarding its Safe Return to Campus plan during a virtual town hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

To learn more about the University of Tulsa's efforts regarding COVID-19, click here.

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