Corona Corps

The Corona Corps is a University of Oregon-led initiative focused on providing contact monitoring and case management support for positive COVID-19 cases or close contacts within the UO community, the greater Eugene/Springfield area and throughout Lane County.

Developed by the UO’s Center for Global Health and University Health Services and operated in partnership with Lane County Department of Public Health [en Español] and the Oregon Health Authority, the Corona Corps engages 50 team members, primarily students, to form a monitoring team and a care team to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Contact the Corona Corps Care Team

Corona Corps Teams

Both teams can be reached by completing the Corona Corps Care Team webform.

Corona Corps Monitoring Team

Members of the Corona Corps Monitoring Team work directly with Lane County Public Health to notify community members of their likely exposure to a positive COVID-19 case, then support that individual through a period of quarantine.

Through daily contact with a person, the monitoring team tracks a person’s health, resource needs, and work needs to address issues that might make quarantining a challenge.

When fully deployed, the Corona Corps Monitoring Team will be able to conduct approximately 1,000 contact monitoring calls per day.

Corona Corps Care Team

Members of the Corona Corps Care Team help provide basic resources to cases and close contacts who are either isolated or quarantined.

The care team supports both the university community and the greater community, and provides specific UO resources to students. Those include food, housing, health care, financial assistance, mental health supports, and academic accommodations. Support for these basic needs allows students and others to successfully isolate or quarantine.

The care team also works with Human Resources to support UO employee cases. Any student or employee who has tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19 may contact the care team.

Get Involved

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

The Corona Corps offers UO students an opportunity to get involved with the public health response to the coronavirus pandemic. Students receive extensive training and can participate as contact monitors, case managers and case investigation support staff.

Students are supported by UO faculty and staff and receive extensive training and access to technology to participate in the remote support. Students work with the guidance of the Lane County Department of Public Health and in coordination with the Oregon Health Authority.

Participation in the Corona Corps is also open to students from higher education institutions throughout the West Coast and the Pacific Rim. Courses and training programs will be remote and often linked to each students’ particular plan of study and interests.

For more information on being part of the Corona Corps team, contact the Center for Global Health.

Join the Corona Corps