A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
March 28, 2022  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

Spring Term Expectations

The UO community has done a great job helping to reduce the risk of COVID-19 by following public health requirements, getting vaccinated, and taking other precautions. Thank you.
As we enter spring term and the COVID-19 conditions continue to evolve, here are some reminders about current requirements, personal prevention strategies, and university COVID-19 resources.
Personal Prevention: With the UO's high vaccination rates, reduced community hospitalization rates, and availability of high-quality masks, the local public health authority has ended many public mandates. Individuals are encouraged to assess their own personal situation and take appropriate precautions including:
  • Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines. This includes getting a COVID-19 booster shot when eligible. Remember to report your booster shot with the UO.
  • Monitor for symptoms and stay home if sick. Use the UO interactive guide to determine whether COVID-19 testing or isolation is recommended.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Get a flu shot. Oregon is experiencing a late season rise in flu cases. UO students can receive a flu shot at University Health Services (UHS).
Masks: The UO respects an individual's choice to wear a mask as an effective personal protection strategy against COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.
  • Masks are welcome on campus.
  • Masks will continue to be required in health care settings and the Vivian Olum Child Development Center.
  • Bring your mask when visiting a setting where they are required.
  • KN95 masks continue to be available for UO students, staff, and faculty.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 or have viral symptoms, refer to the exposure scenarios for additional masking guidance.
  • There are many reasons an individual may choose to wear a mask. We ask you to continue to show respect and compassion for others.
Classroom Expectations: Spring classes are being held primarily in person and regular attendance is expected. Here are support resources available to students and faculty.
  • Students are encouraged to work with their advisors. The Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center has expanded offerings including workshops, learning specialists, and study groups. 
  • The Academic Council has provided faculty and instructors with updated spring term academic guidance and resources.
  • Some online courses are available through the course catalog similar to pre-pandemic. 
  • Change can be stressful. The UO community can access mental health and wellness resources through Duck Nest
Testing: Free COVID-19 testing is available on campus through UO's Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP).
  • Masks are required at MAP testing sites, including in line outside. 
  • Appointments can be made for asymptomatic testing inside McArthur Court. 
  • Symptomatic testing is held at the McArthur Court ticket windows by walk-in only. 
  • Required testing resumes the week of March 28 for UO students and employees who are unvaccinated or requested an exemption to primary vaccine doses.
MAP's weekly schedule, location, and what to expect at your test can be found on the Coronavirus Resources website
Events: Heading to a UO event this spring?
  • Proof of vaccination or COVID-19 test result are no longer required for entry to designated events including UO athletic events. Masks are still welcome though optional.
  • Certain multi-day programs with the public and overnight camps have vaccine reporting requirements.
  • More information is available on the Coronavirus Resources Regulations webpage. 
Additional Resources:

UO Vaccination Rates

Faculty and Staff: 95.3% 
Students: 96.8%
The vaccination rate is available on the COVID-19 Safety Dashboard. All UO students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated or submit a vaccine exemption and undergo weekly testing
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COVID-19 Cases

UO: There were 17 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive from March 14-20. From March 21-27 there were 7 cases.
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 OHA vaccination trends page.
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