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COVID-19 Resources

We all have a role in protecting each other and our University of Oregon community.
The UO is creating a healthy campus environment by working with public health partners to monitor COVID-19’s prevalence and reduce its spread, adapting operations, requiring healthy behaviors and vaccinations, and providing access to testing and vaccines.

What You Need to Know

Current Summer Operations

  • The UO has enacted summer interim guidance that will be in effect until further notice as we continue to assess guidance from public health partners through summer.
    • Face coverings are:
      • required indoors in all UO facilities regardless of vaccination status.  Face coverings can be removed when alone in a room or cubicle, or in an area specifically designated for eating. Face coverings must fully cover the nose and mouth. Mesh masks, lace masks, and other face coverings with openings, valves, holes, vents, or other visible gaps in the design or material are not in compliance with this policy.
      • not required outdoors.
    • Physical distancing is no longer required. However, individuals are encouraged to maintain distance when possible, especially when eating or if not fully vaccinated.
  • Summer instruction is primarily remote and online, with in-person classes concentrated into Tykeson Hall.
  • The COVID-19 building status interactive map shows building hours and access.

Path to Fall

  • UO will require students and employees who learn, work or live on any UO campus location to receive a COVID-19 vaccination prior to the start of the fall academic term. Individuals will be able to request an exemption.
  • The UO will return to primarily in-person instruction and activities for fall term.
  • The UO offers support resources for employees to plan for their phased return to on-campus work

Support and Resources

  • Students: Visit Remote Resources for Students for access to advisors, faculty, technology, and other support
  • Employees:
    • Visit the Human Resources COVID-19 page for information about program and support for faculty, staff and graduate employees.
    • Visit Academic Resources for support with remote and online instruction and other guidance.
  • Behavior concern: If you come across someone you believe might not be following COVID-19 safety regulations, you may report a behavior concern.
  • Guidance: UO units or programs that would like additional help moving forward can contact Safety and Risk Services.
  • Travel: University-related travel to most countries has now returned to the normal approval processes, except to countries considered Level 4 high-risk by the CDC. See more on the guidance webpage.

COVID-19 Care


  • The UO requires and provides regular free COVID-19 testing for non-vaccinated students living in UO residence halls.
  • FREE COVID-19 testing is available for all asymptomatic UO employees, students, and Lane County residents age 3 and older.
  • Individuals who develop COVID-19 symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 should contact their health care provider for information on testing. Student may also contact University Health Services at 541-346-2770.


  • The UO requires students and employees to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of their fall academic term. Students and employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement for medical, religious, philosophical, or other non-medical reasons.
  • The university has concluded a series of vaccination clinics providing vaccine to more than 4,800 employees and students.
  • Vaccines are available from health providers, pharmacies and county health departments. Those living in Lane County can go to a Lane County Public Health clinic.

Vaccine and Distribution

Messages and Updates

July 29, 2021

UO is requiring individuals to wear face coverings indoors regardless of vaccination status, as of Friday, July 30.

July 26, 2021

UO details new vaccination requirement processes

July 26, 2021

Employees and students have separate processes for verifying vaccination or submitting an exemption

July 19, 2021

Summer mask guidance; fall parking reminder

July 12, 2021

Face coverings update, employee support

July 7, 2021

Journalism grad Jerica Pitts combines passions for science and communications with vaccine maker

All Messages and News »

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19

The university is continually updating the FAQs as new guidance and information is shared from the CDC and local, state, and federal health authorities.

Before You Come to Campus

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

If unvaccinated, face coverings are required inside all buildings.

Thorough hand washing and avoiding touching your face help prevent sickness. Hand washing stations are also available throughout campus. 

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UO Experts Respond to COVID-19

In these extraordinary times, our faculty are conducting research and offering advice, solutions, and expertise on the coronavirus—its effect on us, our wellbeing, the economy, and society.

UO Experts in the News


Campus administrators and staff are actively working to monitor the situation and take precautions to protect the campus community. We have a long-standing university response protocol to support public health within our communities. The Incident Management Team is actively updating plans and protocols in coordination with local, state and federal health officials. Here are some additional resources you may find helpful to keep you informed.