The University of Oregon is providing information about positive and presumptive positive COVID-19 cases for people identified by a public health agency as being affiliated with the university (e.g., students or a workplace cluster) and UO employees and students who were tested through the UO Monitoring and Assessment Program.
UO COVID-19 Cases
Weekly Cases Reported
Total Cases Reported
These figures are based on cases reported to the UO and confirmed by a public health agency. The UO does not report the affiliation or other information about students, employees, or others affiliated with UO who test positive unless the local public health agency advises that there is a health and public safety benefit to reporting more information about the case.
These numbers reflect the total number of cases reported since the beginning of the pandemic, and are not reflective of the number of positive cases at any given time.
When an individual is confirmed to have COVID-19, local health authorities determine who they may have had close contact with and guidance is provided directly to those individuals. We strongly encourage those who are contacted by local public health departments to cooperate. Neither the public health authority or UO reports the number of contacts associated with cases
Presumptive cases are people without a positive PCR test who have COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. Though not confirmed by a positive diagnostic test, presumptive cases have a high likelihood of having COVID-19 because of the specific nature of the symptoms and known exposure.
Transmission of the COVID-19 virus continues locally, in our region, in the United States, and globally. Wearing masks, physical distancing, hand washing, isolating positive cases, and quarantining contacts is vital to slowing this outbreak.
COVID-19 is a global pandemic and all members of our community must remain vigilant in taking active steps to curb the spread of the virus. Despite the UO’s safety protocols, we cannot fully eliminate the spread of COVID on our campus or in the community.
The University of Oregon, in partnership with the Lane County Public Health and local hospitals, is monitoring a variety of indicators to determine what actions may need to be taken should conditions change.
Indicators used to determine alert levels include:
Increase or decrease in COVID-19 transmission in the local community
Increase or decrease in COVID-19 transmission tied to UO facilities or operations
Changes in Oregon Health Authority and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public health mandates and guidance
Changes in the county status related to the Oregon reopening phases
Sufficient and effective community wide testing, contact tracing and healthcare capacity
Observational evidence of UO on-campus community practice of public health disease control measures
Inventory levels for critical supplies to manage the spread of the disease on campus