A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
February 01, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need to Know

  • Governor Kate Brown announced last week new rules to allow some limited indoor recreation in counties at an extreme risk level for COVID-19. The guidance is expected to expand the UO’s recreational offerings. We are reviewing the governor’s order and will announce any updates to our indoor recreation operations as soon as possible.

  • The UO will begin spring term in its current hybrid stance with remote and in-person classes to begin as scheduled on Monday, March 29. Students are encouraged to not travel and remain in their social bubbles for spring break to protect themselves, their families and friends.
    More information will be made available soon about spring break activities and programs for students.
    For those who must travel, please take extra precautions and minimize your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. Here’s how in three easy steps:

    • Before you travel, check your destination state and city for any travel restrictions or requirements.
    • Before you head back to Eugene, schedule a test for 3-5 days after your return.
    • Upon return, self-quarantine until you receive word of a negative test—and watch yourself for symptoms.

Featured FAQ

Who is allowed to be on the UO campus under COVID-19 restrictions?
Campus is currently open to students and employees only and is closed to the general public.
The COVID-19 building status interactive map shows current campus building access and status. Members of the UO community should be prepared to show or use their UO ID cards when entering facilities.

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COVID-19 Cases

  • There were 130 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (Jan. 25 - 31) as of 10:00 a.m. today. A total of 1,211 members of the UO community have tested positive for COVID-19 since reporting began. Case numbers are updated daily, Monday through Friday. In most cases, updates will be made by noon. But exceptions are possible when reporting is delayed.

  • The Oregon Health Authority reports 143,373 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 9,195 cases in Lane County, 30,097 in Multnomah County, and 1,105 in Coos County as of Feb. 1, 2021.


  • UO MAP testing is quick, free, and easy. Testing is available for all asymptomatic students, faculty, staff, and Lane County residents this week. See this registration page to reserve an appointment.
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outline some general precautions to minimize the spread of respiratory diseases. 

In the News

UO scholars continue to be quoted in media coverage around COVID-19 offering expertise on a pandemic career advice, kindergarten catch up, vaccine frustrations and more.
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