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A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
November 22, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need to Know

Whether you're a student experiencing mild symptoms or want to make sure you're COVID-free before a festive gathering, plan ahead for COVID-19 testing options with the information below. 
New COVID-19 Testing Option for Students: Students with mild viral symptoms who do not need a medical evaluation, can pick up a COVID-19 self-directed test kit through University Health Services. No appointments are needed to pick up these kits. Kits are available Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Students with viral symptoms who are unsure whether they need a medical evaluation, can contact University Health Services at 541-346-2770 or their healthcare provider to determine if and where they should be tested.
UO COVID-19 Testing End-of-Term Closures: The UO's Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) will be closed on Nov. 25, 26, and Dec. 1, 2, 23, 24, 30, 31. The MAP schedule is released each Wednesday for the following week. Appointments are strongly encouraged.
Free testing through MAP is available to all asymptomatic UO students, UO employees, and members of the Lane County community. More information about MAP, including the upcoming week's testing schedule, what to expect at your test, and testing locations can be found on the Testing webpage.
Additional Community Testing Resources: Lane County provides an extensive list of COVID-19 testing sites. Check with testing facilities to ensure they meet your test type and time frame requirements.

Did You Know?

Created in the spring of 2020, UO's MAP has provided more than 135,000 COVID-19 tests to UO students, UO employees, and community members. The number of tests provided each week and cumulatively can be found on the MAP webpage. The MAP Tests Provided graph is updated weekly.

UO Vaccination Rates

Faculty and Staff: 95.3% 
Students: 96.8%
The vaccination rate is updated on the COVID-19 Safety Dashboard every Monday. All UO faculty, staff, and students are required to be fully vaccinated or submit a vaccine exemption and undergo weekly testing. UO vaccination rates are a key measure in becoming a "fully vaccinated" campus under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for higher education. 

Featured FAQ

What can I do to avoid getting sick?
Vaccination remains your best protection from contracting, spreading, and becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 and variants. You can get vaccinated through your health care provider, pharmacy, or county health department.

The best way to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza, is to avoid exposure to the virus.

Take these CDC-recommended precautions [en Español] to reduce your risk of exposure, including:

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COVID-19 Cases

UO: There were 20 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (November 15-21).
OHA: State and county cases and trends are reported on the Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 data page. State and county vaccine distribution is reported on the Oregon Heath Authority vaccination trends page.


Employee Vaccination Requirement: To comply with federal vaccine reporting requirements, all UO employees must verify their COVID-19 vaccination or exemption. Employees should use this online form to upload their documentation. The deadline to comply is December 6.
Prevention: The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The CDC outline some general precautions to minimize the spread of respiratory diseases. 
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