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Face Mask Requirements

In keeping with our commitment to the health and safety for our clients and The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine community, and given the clinical and public/client-facing nature of the work we do, we will continue to have enhanced COVID-19 prevention measures in place, including the use of face masks in all clinical areas*. Our guidelines for non-clinical spaces have been updated to align with university guidance on masking. Because of the varied nature and use of the spaces in our facilities, please pay close attention and abide by the signage on all doors.


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 Not Required Face Mask Required

Non-Public (Private) Spaces, such as:

  • Offices
  • Research labs
  • Dormitory area of the Marysville Large Animal Clinic
Face Mask Not 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.