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.
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
Knight Library - Check out and reserve desk
Price Science Commons - Service desk
HEDCO - Reception desk in suite 130
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.
Corona Corps and Housing staff focus on assisting students who test positive in on-campus residence halls with instructions and resources for isolation. The Corona Corps is available by phone or email for students needing to isolate and can walk them through their next steps. If you are a student living in the residence halls, visit University Housing for information on isolation.
Human Resources (HR) works with employees on case management and contact tracing for work-related cases. Employees are expected to let HR know if they test positive through the Employee case form. There may be employee-specific resources available.
UO Isolation and Testing Guide
Students and Employees can also follow this interactive guide to determine whether isolation is needed and next steps.
If an instructor is notified by a student that the student has tested positive, the instructor can fill out this form.
Employee Case Form
If an employee tests positive, they should complete the Employee Case form.
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.
Here are some additional resources you may find helpful to keep you informed.