To help boost vaccinations, the university will be giving away up to $50,000 in gift cards, football season tickets and parking passes to vaccinated students, faculty and staff each Thursday from August 12 through September 2. To be entered to win the prize drawings, vaccinated students, faculty and staff must report that they are fully vaccinated by the Sunday before each drawing. Johnson said 70% of returning students, faculty and staff have been fully vaccinated.
Ohio State President Kristina Johnson said in an email sent to the university community on Tuesday that unvaccinated students living in residence halls on all campuses will be required to be tested for COVID-19 each week once the academic year begins.
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