Healthy at OTC


Healthy at OTC

Update 8-16-2022

Mask wearing is optional at all Ozarks Technical Community College locations for the 2022 fall semester.

OTC is following Centers for Disease Control guidelines for isolation and quarantining.

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you must stay home for five days regardless of your vaccination status.
  • After five days, if you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving, you may return to work or class. You must wear a mask in public settings until the tenth day after your initial positive test or after two consecutive negative antigen tests.
  • If you have a fever, do not return to work or class.

If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, or a healthcare professional informs you that you were exposed, immediately begin wearing a mask in public settings. You should isolate immediately if you develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19. Please refer to the CDC’s guidelines for isolation.

The college encourages all students and employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot if eligible. Please visit the Springfield-Greene County Health Department website to find vaccination clinics.

Employees who test positive for COVID-19, feel sick, or are exposed to someone with COVID-19 should email their supervisor and Kelli Fleck in human resources at


On May 6, 2020, the Office of Postsecondary Education published requirements for Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) reporting. Reporting for HEERF funds distributed to the Ozarks Technical Community College will begin 30 days from the U.S. Department of Education awarded grant documents and each 45 days thereafter. Read More


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