UO COVID-19 Case Tracking, Testing, Isolation, and Quarantine

 

Current UO COVID-19 Alert Level

HIGH

 

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.

New Cases Reported  |  MAP Testing  |  Isolation and Quarantine  |  Cases by Day  |  Cumulative Cases Reported


New Cases Reported to the University of Oregon

New Cases Reported in the Past 10 Weeks

New Positive Cases Reported in the Past 7 Days

New Positive Cases Reported in the Past 14 Days

Case numbers from previous day will be added by 10:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

About Case Reporting

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.

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.

Lane County COVID-19 Case and Surveillance Summary


UO Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) Testing and Housing Testing Data

Testing does not prevent the spread of COVID-19, nor is it a fail-safe. While testing provides a snapshot in time, giving information needed to identify pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic infections, we must also apply individual and community interventions, including washing our hands, mask-wearing, and watching our distance.

Three Testing Categories

Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic testing is “intended to diagnose an infection in patients suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider,” per the FDA. University Health Services has been providing on-site diagnostic services to students. Diagnostic tests are performed when there is a reason to believe the individual may have contracted COVID-19 (e.g., they have symptoms).

Screening Testing

Screening testing is “looking for an occurrence at the individual level even if there is no individual reason to suspect infection such as a known exposure,” per the FDA. Given the risks of congregate living, the UO used screening testing to identify infected residential students as they arrived on campus. UO MAP screening tests are expanding to other students and employees in partnership with Lane County Public Health.

This type of testing is not for symptomatic individuals. Those with symptoms or other indications of COVID-19 would be referred to a care provider for diagnostic testing.

Community Testing

Random community testing is “generally used to monitor for an occurrence, such as an infectious disease outbreak, in a population or community, or to characterize the occurrence once detected, such as looking at the incidence and prevalence of the occurrence,” per the FDA. The UO is providing COVID-19 testing Monday throughThursday to students who live in the residence halls, with at least one student in each room tested weekly. In addition, we encourage the campus community to participate in widespread testing through our voluntary COVID-19 testing for students and employees, offered four days a week.

This type of testing is not for symptomatic individuals; those with symptoms or other indications of COVID-19 would be referred to a care provider for diagnostic testing.

UO Housing Residence Hall Isolation and Quarantine Capacity

Isolation and quarantine numbers are updated weekly on Thursdays.

Isolation Rooms

Quarantine Rooms

Isolation and Quarantine Overview

  • Isolation

    Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
     
  • Quarantine

    Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

Following guidance from health authorities and the state, the UO has set aside a portion of its residence halls (Barnhart Hall) for isolating positive cases and quarantining contacts from among the residence hall population.

If a student needs to isolate or quarantine, representatives from University Housing, University Health Services, Lane County Public Health, and the UO Case Incident Management Team will work closely to determine how to manage each student’s situation on a case-by-case basis.


Cases by Day


Cumulative Positive Cases Reported to the University of Oregon

Reporting Since June 1, 2020