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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Here are some additional resources you may find helpful to keep you informed.