A message from President Drake

Please visit Ohio State's coronavirus website for more information about the COVID-19 outbreak and the university's response. General questions can be directed to coronavirus@osumc.edu.

The following message was sent to all Ohio State students, faculty and staff on Sunday, March 15, 2020.


Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

As you follow news about coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to make sure you know precisely what to do if you are experiencing possible symptoms or believe you may have been exposed.

If you are experiencing signs or symptoms of respiratory illness consistent with coronavirus, have been exposed to an individual with coronavirus or have been diagnosed with the virus, you should contact your primary care physician.

If you are unable to reach your primary care physician, call the Wexner Medical Center’s COVID-19 call center at (614) 293-4000 for guidance.

As a reminder, the university’s coronavirus website is updated throughout the day with general information about the virus, the university’s response and important guidance for all members of our community. In addition, the Office of Human Resources has support information and an FAQ for managers.

Thank you,

Michael V. Drake, MD