Proof of Vaccination Requirement for Designated University Events

Last updated November 23, 2021.

Attendees at designated University of Oregon events and activities, as defined by the university and in consultation with the local public health authority, will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within the prior three days. Examples may include select concerts, conferences, and all Oregon Athletics events.

Proof of identification in the form of a driver's license or government-issued photo identification must accompany either proof of vaccination status or negative test.

Acceptable proof of a COVID-19 vaccination includes a CDC vaccination card, a photocopy of the card, or a photo of the card on a mobile device. Cardholders must be at least two weeks past receiving their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the second dose in a two-dose series vaccine (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna).

Vaccines administered internationally must be on the WHO emergency use listing to be accepted.

Testing Requirements

For those who cannot provide proof of vaccination, documentation of

  • a negative test taken within three days prior to the event; OR
  • a positive test result for documentation of recovery from COVID-19 from no earlier than 90 days and no later than 10 days prior to the event will be accepted.

The test must be a SARS-CoV-2 viral test (either nucleic acid amplification test [NAAT], including polymerase chain reaction [PCR], or antigen test) with Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Certain self-tests that have been approved for international travel into the U.S. can be used for entry to designated events. For self-tests, the testing procedure must include real-time supervision of the self-administration through either a telehealth (live video and audio) service affiliated with the manufacturer of the test or in-person observation by pharmacy/lab staff (e.g., via a drive-through service). Some FDA-authorized self-tests that include telehealth service may require a prescription. Review additional information about self-test procedures and requirements in the FAQs.

All test results must be in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy). The documentation must include:

  1. Test result.
  2. Type of test (indicating it was a NAAT or antigen test).
  3. Entity issuing the result (e.g., laboratory, healthcare entity, or telehealth service).
  4. Specimen collection date. A negative test result must show the specimen was collected within the three days before the event to be attended. A positive test result for documentation of recovery from COVID-19 must show the specimen was collected within the three months before the event.
  5. Accompanying proof of identification in the form of a driver's license or other document that visibly identifies the person on the test result.

Children and Masks

Masks are no longer required at UO designated events held outdoors.

All guests aged five and older will be required to follow current face-covering requirements which may include wearing a mask at all times through the venue including in seats, except when actively eating and drinking. See the current face-covering regulations. An appropriate face covering fully covers the nose and mouth, is not constructed of mesh or lace, and does not have openings, holes, valves, or vents.

Children under age 12 do not need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a designated event or activity?

Designated events are defined as events or activities in which there are more than 200 people in attendance and some or all attendees are members of the public. Therefore, events and activities that involve only UO community members are not subject to this regulation. Updated August 25, 2021

What is considered fully vaccinated?

You are considered “fully vaccinated” after:

  • 14 days after receiving a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccinations administered outside of the US must be “EOI accepted” by the World Health Association and have a fully completed series according to the manufacturer of the vaccine.

Why does the requirement specify three days rather than 72 hours? What is considered three days? What is the earliest I can test before an event?

The three-day period is three calendar days before the event. The requirement uses a three-day time frame instead of 72 hours to provide more flexibility for the attendees. By using a three-day window, test validity does not depend on the time of the event or the time of day that the test was administered. For a Saturday event, the earliest day to test is Wednesday.

What happens if I don't have proof of vaccination or proof of a recent negative test?

Attendees will be required to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result in order to enter the venue. If an attendee is not able to present one of these two pieces of information, event staff will deny entry.

My child does not have photo ID. What should we do?

Parents or accompanying adults may vouch for minors who present a vaccine card or negative test results.

My child is not old enough to be vaccinated. Is a negative test result required for them to attend a designated event?

Children under the age of 12 do not have to present test results for entry.

I'm not vaccinated. Where can I get a COVID-19 test before an athletic game or other event to meet requirements for a negative test?

We recommend that individuals who are not vaccinated get vaccinated. Those who cannot get vaccinated and need a test should utilize commercial COVID-19 test providers who administer pre-travel screening tests that can provide results within 72 hours. You may also refer to Lane County's list of testing resources, but should check with testing facilities to ensure they meet the test type and time frame requirements. The UO Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) offers free testing for members of the community, but it cannot guarantee results are available within the required time frame.

    What if I have tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered within the last three months?

    Attendees who have tested positive for COVID-19 within 90 days of an event are not required to present a negative test result. A positive test result from no earlier than 90 days and no later than 10 days prior to the event will be accepted for entry.

    What type of COVID-19 test is accepted?

    The test must be a SARS-CoV-2 viral test (either nucleic acid amplification test [NAAT], including polymerase chain reaction [PCR], or antigen test) with Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Antibody tests will not be accepted.

    Self-tests that have been approved for international travel into the U.S. can be used for entry. Additional requirements must be met to use self-tests.

    What are the requirements for using a self-test (also known as a home test)?

    Certain self-tests that have been approved for international travel into the U.S., can be used for entry. A self-test (sometimes referred to as a home test) can be used that meets the following criteria:

    • The test must be a SARS-CoV-2 viral test (nucleic acid amplification test [NAAT] or antigen test) with Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA.
    • The testing procedure must include a telehealth service affiliated with the manufacturer of the test that provides real-time supervision remotely through an audio and video connection or in-person observation by pharmacy/lab staff (e.g., via a drive-through service). Some FDA-authorized self-tests that include a telehealth service may require a prescription.
    • The telehealth provider must confirm your identity, observe the sample collection and testing procedures, confirm the test result, and issue a report that includes:
      1. Test result.
      2. Type of test (indicating it was a NAAT or antigen test).
      3. Entity issuing the result (e.g., laboratory, healthcare entity or telehealth service).
      4. Specimen collection date. A negative test result must show the specimen was collected within the three days before the event to be attended. A positive test result for documentation of recovery from COVID-19 must show the specimen was collected within the three months before the event.
    • Entry staff must be able to review and confirm your identity and the test result details.

    How do I know if a university event I'm attending has been designated as requiring proof of vaccine or negative test?

    Events and activities with 200 or more participants, where attendees include the general public, are considered designated events. Event organizers will provide information about requirements for proof of vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test.

    If I am planning a large event at the university (e.g., a concert, conference, etc.) how do I know if my event will require proof of vaccine or negative test?

    If you are planning a large event for more than 200 people that involves members of the general public, your event will require proof of vaccine or a negative test. Please email Safety and Risk Services at (uoem@uoregon.edu) for more information about how to set up and manage this requirement.