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Face Mask Requirements

Updated October 14

Effective Friday, October 14, all college and Veterinary Health System spaces are face mask encouraged, but not required. This change does not impact mask requirements for individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Please make sure to review the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website to understand when masks are required. Please also continue to wear a mask if you wish. In order to maintain a healthy learning and working environment as flu and cold season approaches, continue to be considerate of those around you, wear a mask when necessary and stay home if you’re not feeling well. 


Employees, Students, Clients and other Visitors


Clinical Spaces and Lobbies, 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 

Face Mask Optional
[CDC requires for healthcare facilities]

Clinical Teaching Spaces, such as:

  • Clinical and Professional Skills Center
  • Small Animal Operative Practice
Face Mask Optional

Academic and Public Spaces, such as:

  • Veterinary Medicine Academic Building
  • Goss Lab
  • Sisson Hall
  • VMC Auditorium
  • Second floor classroom and south lobby in the Frank Stanton Veterinary Spectrum of Care Clinic
Face Mask

Non-Public (Private) Spaces, such as:

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


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.