Office of Student Life

Disability Services

COVID-19 Info

March 1, 2024: Following updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ohio State will no longer recommend a five-day isolation for those who test positive for COVID-19. The CDC now recommends that those with respiratory viruses can go back to normal activities when, for at least 24 hours, symptoms are improving and there has been no fever. Details of the guidance are on the CDC’s website.  

As a reminder, Student Life Disability Services (SLDS) does not provide short-term academic flexibility letters for those testing positive for COVID-19, 

Instead, instructors are advised to provide flexibility upon your reporting this status directly to them. 

Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 should immediately follow the instructions and links on this SLDS 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


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