Corona Corps

The Corona Corps is a University of Oregon-led initiative focused on providing case investigation, contact tracing, and case management support for positive COVID-19 cases or close contacts within the UO community. Highly trained student members of the Corona Corps guide students through the COVID-19 isolation and quarantine process, and connect students to resources. Resources include but are not limited to food, housing, health care, financial assistance, mental health support, and academic accommodations.

Developed by the UO’s Center for Global Health and University Health Services, the Corona Corps engages student team members to support the UO and local community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The Corona Corps also works with UO instructors to assist with the containment of COVID-19 in classes.

UO students who have tested positive or think they have been exposed to COVID-19 are encouraged to review the COVID-19 exposure scenarios and guidance webpage.

If you are a UO student who requires support with COVID-related health concerns:

Contact the Corona Corps Care Team

The Corona Corps Care Team can be contacted Monday-Friday 9 a.m - 5 p.m. at 541-346-2292 or careteam@uoregon.edu. The Care Team is closed on university observed holidays.


Oregon Public Health Corps

As of July 1, 2022, the Corona Corps will transition to the UO's Oregon Public Health Corps. This continued student-based call center will be a vital defense against future public health challenges in Oregon. The Oregon Public Health Corps builds on the success of the UO Corona Corps by being a well-trained, easily scaled, low-cost student public health workforce built from UO academic excellence in health-related fields.

Our Goal: The Oregon Public Health Corps aims to strength Oregon's public health infrastructure by making a trained student workforce available to communities in Oregon, especially under-resources and under-served counties throughout the state.

To learn more about the Oregon Public Health Corps, contact the co-directors Jeffrey Measelle or Angela Long or email ophc@uoregon.edu.


Get Involved

Corona Corps members working at computers while being physically distant and wearing masks.

The Corona Corps/Oregon Public Health Corps offers UO students an opportunity to get involved with the public health response to the coronavirus pandemic and other health emergencies. Students receive extensive training and can participate in a range of projects and activities including as contact monitors, case managers and case investigation support staff.

Participation in the Corona Corps/Oregon Public Health Corps is open to UO-enrolled students.

For more information on being part of the Corona Corps/Oregon Public Health Corps team, contact coronacorps@uoregon.edu or ophc@uoregon.edu.

Join the Corona Corps