Eastern Oklahoma State College

COVID-19 Information 

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Forms

To ensure that Eastern can provide support and resources to students, faculty and staff who are sick or test positive for COVID-19, we request that individuals complete the online Self Reporting Form below. 

COVID-19 Statistics for 2022-2023



Positive Cases
Currently in Isolation
Positive Cases
Positive Cases
Currently in Isolation
Positive Cases
Wilburton 1 1 0 8
McAlester 0 1 0 1
Idabel 0 0 0 0
Antlers 0 0 0 0
Totals 1 2 0 9

Statistics updated 8/12/2022.

POSITIVE TESTS: All positive cases reflect self-reported results made to Eastern Oklahoma State College. Self-reported numbers are provided for transparency and not all have been independently confirmed.

HISTORICAL POSITIVE CASES: Reflects all self-reported positive cases by students and employees for this academic year (since July 1, 2022).

COVID-19 Protocols for Students & Employees

Eastern adheres to the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

What should I do if I become ill, exhibit symptoms or think I have been exposed to COVID-19?

  1. If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, stay home and isolate yourself from family, friends and roommates as much as possible. If you develop symptoms while in class or on campus, go home or return to your residence hall room.

  2. Complete the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form. Either the Office of Student Services or the Office of Human Resources will contact you to provide further guidance, testing or medical appointments and other resources. 

COVID-19 Testing is recommended for individuals who:

  • Are experiencing even mild symptoms of COVID-19 infection, including the symptoms listed above.
  • Had close contact with a person who has COVID-19, such as being closer than 6 feet for at least 15 minutes, living with or caring for someone with COVID-19, or sharing utensils, kissing or being coughed or sneezed on by the person. You should complete the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form as soon as you know that you’ve had a close contact. You’ll also need to self-isolate right away and be tested 7 days after the suspected date of your exposure. 

What happens next?

  • Based on your situation, Eastern officials will help determine if you need to isolate, schedule a COVID-19 test or seek a medical appointment. 
  • If you live on campus in a residence hall, the process for arranging your isolation space will be initiated. You will order your meals with the Office of Student Services for delivery. 
  • If you are an employee, notify your supervisor that you are in isolation and work remotely if possible. 



Regardless of vaccination status, you should isolate from others when you have COVID-19You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results. If your results are positive, follow the full isolation recommendations below. If your results are negative, you can end your isolation.

When you have COVID-19, isolation is counted in days, as follows:

If you had no symptoms:

  • Day 0 is the day you were tested (not the day you received your positive test result)

  • Day 1 is the first full day following the day you were tested

  • If you develop symptoms within 10 days of when you were tested, the clock restarts at day 0 on the day of symptom onset

If you had symptoms

  • Day 0 of isolation is the day of symptom onset, regardless of when you tested positive
  • Day 1 is the first full day after the day your symptoms started


If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days.

  • Wear a high-quality mask if you must be around others at home and in public.

  • Do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask.

  • Do not travel.

  • Stay home and separate from others as much as possible.

  • Use a separate bathroom, if possible.

  • Take steps to improve ventilation at home, if possible.

  • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.

  • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (like trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.

  • Learn more about what to do if you have COVID-19.


If you had no symptoms

You may end isolation after day 5.

If you had symptoms

You may end isolation after day 5 if:

  • You are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication)

  • Your symptoms are improving

If you are unsure if your symptoms are moderate or severe or if you have a weakened immune system, talk to a healthcare provider for further guidance.

If you still have fever or your other symptoms have not improved, continue to isolate until they improve.

If you had moderate illness (if you experienced shortness of breath or had difficulty breathing), or severe illness (you were hospitalized) due to COVID-19, or you have a weakened immune system, you need to isolate through day 10.

If you had severe illness or have a weakened immune system, consult your doctor before ending isolation. Ending isolation without a viral test may not be an option for you.

After you have ended isolation, when you are feeling better (no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and symptoms improving),

  • Wear your mask through day 10.


  • If you have access to antigen tests, you should consider using them. With two sequential negative tests 48 hours apart, you may remove your mask sooner than day 10.

Note: If your antigen test results are positive, you may still be infectious. You should continue wearing a mask and wait at least 48 hours before taking another test. Continue taking antigen tests at least 48 hours apart until you have two sequential negative results. This may mean you need to continue wearing a mask and testing beyond day 10.

After you have ended isolation, if your COVID-19 symptoms recur or worsen, restart your isolation at day 0. Talk to a healthcare provider if you have questions about your symptoms or when to end isolation.

Health Guidelines

Student Health Responsibility 

The following outlines the expectations of all EOSC students while on campus. This is not only to protect your health, but also the health of our entire community. Your continued support of these guidelines is appreciated.

  • Sick students must not go to face-to-face classes or be present on campus. Please contact your instructor for any needed accommodations.  
  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer regularly. Each campus building has hand sanitizer stations. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw it away immediately. Wash your hands afterward. 
  • Disinfect all high-touch areas in your living area on a regular basis. Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

High-Risk Students 
Students inquiring about general campus accommodations or accommodations related to COVID-19 for academics or housing need to contact the Office of Student Disability Services at 918-465-1810. 

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