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Forward Together

 

We are moving forward together in a new chapter in the fight against COVID-19.
We all play a role in promoting wellness and protecting ourselves and each other.

What You Need to Know

We continue to work with local public health authorities to determine which programs and prevention measures are appropriate given current and expected conditions.

Instruction and Operations

Instruction and operations are in person. The UO is following public health guidance. COVID-19 safety plans, tools, and requirements to protect the UO community:

Vaccinations and Boosters

GET BOOSTED: Beginning October 3, 2022, University Health Services and Oregon Health Authority are co-sponsoring COVID-19 vaccine booster clinics with the new bivalent booster specifically tailored to the Omicron variant. Vaccine boosters are available to both UO students and employees. Visit the University Health Services website for details about the drop-in clinics.

Getting vaccinated is the best thing you can do to prevent serious illness from COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are available at public health clinics, pharmacies, and through health care providers.

The UO requires students and employees who learn, work, or live on UO campuses and property to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Details about vaccine requirements and reporting are available on the University Health Services (students) and Employee Vaccination Requirement webpages.

Student vaccination deadlines for Fall 2022 are available on the University Health Services website.

Student Vaccine Information

Employee Vaccine Information

Need COVID-19 testing?

Free COVID-19 testing is available through UO's Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) for UO employees, students, and Lane County residents age 3 and older. MAP provides tests for asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic individuals who do not need a medical evaluation.

MAP test results are available within 2-4 business days. This is not a rapid test.

Masks are required at COVID-19 testing sites. Masks should be worn in line even if you are outside.

If a student has viral symptoms and is unsure whether they need a medical evaluation, they should contact UHS at 541-346-2770 or their health care provider to determine if and where they should to be tested.

Exposed to COVID-19 or sick?

If you have tested positive, develop symptoms, or think you have been exposed to COVID-19 should follow this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guide to determine whether isolation or testing is needed and next steps.

  • If you are a student living in the residence halls, visit University Housing for information on isolation.
  • Any UO student who has tested positive or has been exposed to COVID-19 may contact the UO Care Team through email careteam@uoregon.edu or by phone 541-346-2292. The UO Care Team is available Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • If you test positive through a home test complete the Lane County home test form
  • Students needing to miss class for COVID-related reasons, should notify their instructors to make up missed class work.
  • Employees needing to miss work for COVID-related reasons, should notify their supervisor. 

Before You Come to Campus

Self-check daily and if COVID-19 symptoms are present, you should not come to campus.

Wearing a mask indoors when around others is an effective personal strategy for reducing the risk of COVID-19.

Thorough hand washing and avoiding touching your face help prevent sickness. 

Masks

The UO supports the personal choice to wear a mask as an effective strategy for individuals seeking to protect themselves from COVID-19. We encourage anyone who wishes to wear a mask to do so. Masks are welcome though optional in most indoor spaces on UO campuses. Masks are required in some places on campus including health care settings.

The CDC provides additional recommendations for masks.

KN95 masks are available on UO Eugene, Portland, and OIMB campuses at these locations:

  • UO Portland - Library and student services suite

  • Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

  • EMU - O Desk​

  • Lillis​ - Atrium reception desk

  • Hamilton Hall - Service center

  • Barnhart Hall - Service center

  • Global Scholars Hall - Service center

  • Knight Library​ - Check out and reserve desk

  • Price Science Commons​ - Service desk

  • HEDCO - Reception desk in suite 130

Health Care Settings

Masks are required in health care settings. Health care settings at the UO are: University Health Services, Monitoring and Assessment Program work spaces and testing sites, HEDCO clinic, Athletics medicine facilities, College of Education Prevention Science Institute (COEPSI) Child and Family Center clinical program, and the UO Psychology Clinic.

Please remember to bring a mask with you when visiting these locations.


These requirements will and may be amended if regulatory conditions change or guidance from health authorities evolves. This may include local- or state-level laws or guidance related to business practices (e.g., food service, childcare). Changes to safety requirements will comply with the policy.

Individuals who engage in harassing, discriminatory, bullying, or retaliatory behavior towards others because they are or are not wearing a mask may be subject to investigation and sanction under other applicable UO policies.

If You Start Feeling Sick, Stay Home.

The COVID-19 symptom self-check tool is available on the University of Oregon mobile app. Download the app from the iTunes store or Google Play

Students and employees who test positive, develop symptoms, or think they have been exposed to COVID-19 should review CDC guidance.

Students and employees who have symptoms and test negative through a home rapid antigen test, should stay home and test again with another home rapid antigen test in 48 hours or get a PCR test to confirm the result. Free COVID-19 testing is available through MAP for asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic individuals who do not need a medical evaluation. Individuals should stay home until symptoms have improved and they have not had a fever for at least 24 hours without using fever reducing medication.

The UO Care Team and Housing staff focus on assisting students who test positive in on-campus residence halls with instructions and resources for isolation. The UO Care Team is available Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. through email careteam@uoregon.edu or by phone 541-346-2292.  If you are a student living in the residence halls, visit University Housing for information on isolation.

CDC Isolation and Exposure Guide
Students and Employees can also follow this CDC guide to determine whether isolation is needed and next steps.

Lane County Home Test Form
If a student or employee tests positive through a home test, they should complete the Lane County home test form or call the Lane County Public Health COVID line at 541-682-1380. The COVID line is open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

News and COVID-19 Updates

September 29, 2022

New bivalent boosters available beginning Oct. 3

September 20, 2022

Janet Woodruff-Borden says the new year brings a 'renewed sense of hope and optimism'

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