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We are moving forward together in a new chapter in the fight against COVID-19. We all play a role in protecting ourselves and each other.
We are prepared with strong plans and safety tools.

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Latest Announcements

January 18, 2022

Chief Resilience Officer André Le Duc announces KN95 mask availability on UO campus.

January 6, 2022

Winter term updates.

December 28, 2021

Provost Patrick Phillips confirms in-person start to winter term and shares booster shot requirement information.

More Announcements

What You Need to Know

Winter Term

Winter instruction and operations are primarily in person.

The UO is following CDC Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education at the direction of the Oregon Health Authority.

COVID-19 safety plans, tools, and requirements to protect the UO community:

  • Vaccinations are required for all students and employees.
  • Booster shots will be required for all eligible students and employees. The booster shot requirement must be met by January 31 or 30 days after you become eligible. Details about upload process are available on the Student and Employee vaccination requirement webpages. 
  • Weekly COVID-19 testing is required for all unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students and employees, those who choose an exemption, and newly hired employees who have not completed the vaccination requirement process. Students and employees who are required to test will be notified by email.
  • Face coverings are required indoors in all UO facilities, unless alone in a room or eating in a designated area.
  • Physical distancing is encouraged but not required. Maintain distance when possible, especially when eating or if you are not fully vaccinated
  • Check your symptoms. Don't come to campus sick.
  • Cleaning and ventilation improvements. We've increased airflow in buildings, clean using OSHA and CDC required methods, and installed touchless bathroom faucets, hand sanitizer, and towel dispensers across campus


Getting vaccinated is the best thing you can do to prevent serious illness from for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccinations are required for all students and employees

More than 95% of UO students and employees are fully vaccinated. Eugene and the campus neighborhood have high vaccination rates. See UO COVID-19 Safety Dashboard for the latest information.

All UO students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to receive a COVID-19 booster shot as soon as they are eligible. Booster shots will be required at UO. Details about upload process are available on the Student and Employee vaccination requirement webpages. 

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated UO students and employees, those who choose an exemption, and newly hired employees who have not completed the vaccination requirement process are required to take part in weekly COVID-19 testing.

Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is required at large public events like games, concerts, or conferences.

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

Need COVID-19 testing?

Free COVID-19 testing is available for UO employees, students, and Lane County residents age 3 and older. MAP test results are available within 2-4 business days. This is not a rapid test.

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

Individuals who develop COVID-19 symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider for information on testing. Students may also contact University Health Services at 541-346-2770.

Exposed to COVID-19 or sick?

If you have tested positive or think you have been exposed to COVID-19:

The university reports known positive COVID-19 cases of employees who have been on-campus and students and notifies all known potential close contacts living or working on campus of potential exposure.

Support and Resources

For Students

Academic Resources

Financial Assistance

  • Assistance is available for students dealing with serious financial disruptions. The university has received Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) that can be used for any component of the student's cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus pandemic. Information on these funds is available on the financial aid website.

  • All students may also apply for the donor-supported Students in Crisis Fund by calling 541-346-3216 or visiting dos.uoregon.edu. To give to the fund, visit giving.uoregon.edu

  • More information about support for students facing COVID-19 financial challenges is available on the tuition, financial aid, and fees webpage.

  • Current Tuition and Fee information can be found on the tuition website.

On-campus Living and Dining

More Student Resources

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.

News and COVID-19 Updates

January 18, 2022

KN95 masks available, booster reporting

January 13, 2022

Booster requirement instructions

January 10, 2022

Testing options and mask reminders.

All Updates »

Before You Come to Campus

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

See the face covering regulation for the most up-to-date information on face covering requirements.

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.