Office of Student Life

Disability Services

COVID-19 Process Changes for AU2023

August 15, 2023

The protocol for students reporting COVID-19 has changed as of Autumn 2023.

SLDS is no longer sending out short-term academic flexibility letters for those testing positive for COVID-19. 

Instead, instructors are advised to provide 5 days of flexibility upon your reporting this status directly to them. This change was approved by the Office of Student Life, Office of Institutional Equity, and Provost's Office. 

Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 should immediately follow the instructions and links on this website on how to:

1) report your status to Columbus Public Health to receive an isolation notice, if required and 

2) Inform and keep a record of all correspondence with your instructors requesting supported participation and academic flexibility for your isolation period. 

You or your instructors are welcome to contact us with questions. If your instructors are not providing you with flexibility or if you need to request additional accommodations beyond when you are cleared from isolation, please contact our office as soon as you are able at