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COVID-19 Resources

We all have a role in protecting the health and safety of the  University of Oregon community.

The UO is committed to safeguarding our community and creating a healthy campus environment by monitoring COVID-19’s prevalence, adapting our operations and programs, requiring healthy behaviors, and working with public health partners to reduce the virus’ spread.  

What You Need to Know

Current Operations

Fall and Winter Terms

COVID-19 Cases

  • We report information about known positive COVID-19 cases among UO students and employees.
  • If you have tested positive or think you have been exposed to COVID-19, complete the case and contact form for additional guidance and resources.


Faculty and Instructors


Before You Come to Campus

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

Face coverings are required inside all buildings and in outdoor public spaces.

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

Health and Safety Efforts

We are addressing COVID-19 through a variety of strategies focused of creating a healthy environment and requiring healthy behaviors. These efforts follow the guidance and orders of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Oregon Health Authority. They are flexible to adapt to the evolving situation and will be updated as needed.

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Each of us can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are working to create a healthy campus environment. There are steps you can take individually while we are taking steps as a university.

UO students are expected to follow university rules and state orders on-campus and off.

If you come across someone you believe might not be properly following the university's COVID-19 safety regulations (e.g., face coverings, physical distancing, etc.), let us know and we can follow up on it.

Report a Behavior Concern

Additional Resources

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Health and Wellness

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of us in different ways. The University of Oregon has resources to support the health and wellness of students and employees during this challenging time. To learn more about how to stay healthy, what to do if you experience symptoms, how to support mental health wellness and other resources.


Additional Resources

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Testing, Contact Tracing, and Case Management

The university is monitoring the prevalence of COVID-19 in our region, and the capacity for our community and campus to limit the spread and manage infections.

We use the following indicators adapt our response and operations:

  • Percentage of positive cases – Oregon Health Authority

  • Access to quick testing

  • Access to contact tracing

  • Availability of treatment

  • Capacity of quarantine space

We are supporting COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and positive case management through a number of programs. Read more about our effort in these Around the O articles:

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Academics, Classes, and Study Abroad

We will provide predominately remote and online instruction for fall and winter terms. Our goal is to provide quality instruction and academic engagement that supports student success in a healthy and safe environment.

Fall and winter term academics will include:

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The university is implementing a staged approach to resumption of on-campus research activities. Please refer to our website, which includes guidance, procedures, and pathways to allow for the resumption of on- and off-campus research activities when and where possible.

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Tuition, Financial Aid, and Fees

Many students are dealing with serious financial disruptions related to the national response to COVID-19. Students may be eligible for help through the Emergency CARES grants, Students in Crisis Fund, or other aid.

The UO also offers a wide selection of scholarships, financial aid and work-study. In order to provide quality education now and in the future, the UO is not able to discount tuition.

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Housing and Dining

Providing first-year students with a safe and positive living and learning environment is key to being able to resume on-campus activities. We are planning to reopen dining venues and allowing students to return to the residence halls, in accordance with CDC and OHA guidance.

Strategies to support a healthy environment include:

  • Reduced density in residence halls

  • No triple rooms

  • Physical distancing in common areas and dining areas

  • Enhanced cleaning

  • Education about healthy behaviors

  • COVID-19 testing required for students in residence halls
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Human Resources and Employment

The UO is working hard to create a healthy working environment for UO employees who are working on campus and remotely. Human Resources offers a number of employment programs to meet the unique needs and challenges created by the pandemic.

In addition to those already on campus performing critical functions, those who conduct research or work with students, for example, will be among the first to return.

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All non-essential university travel is suspended until further notice. Faculty and staff may seek a waiver for essential travel.

Students traveling to any UO campus should follow their home location travel guidance. Information about study abroad is available in academics.

Visitors with official business are permitted on campus if they wear a face covering and follow all prevention guidance.

Additional Resources

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Campus Operations, Events, and Athletics

The university is following guidance provided by Governor Kate Brown, the Oregon Health Authority, and Lane County Public Health regarding all events, including athletic events.

A two-week freeze ordered by Oregon Governor Kate Brown will be in effect statewide November 18 through December 2. Classes will continue as scheduled, with all instruction going remote November 30. The Student Rec Center and museums will be closed.

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.

Messages and News

November 23, 2020

Dec. Virtual Town Hall planned; all classes to be remote, online for the first week of winter term

November 23, 2020

Provost Phillips shares information with the UO community about the first week of winter term

November 19, 2020

Rec Center and museums to close, how to hold a virtual tailgate party, contract tracing explained

November 17, 2020

A message was sent to campus outlining how the UO is implementing the temporary changes

November 17, 2020

Testing slots are open to adult residents without COVID-19 symptoms, Nov. 23 and 24

November 16, 2020

Testing for faculty, staff, and students; Oregon enters two-week freeze Wednesday

All Messages and News »

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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.