A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
August 23, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need to Know

Proof of Vaccination: Starting today, attendees ages 12 and older at designated UO events and activities—including select concerts, conferences, and all Oregon athletics events—will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of the event to obtain entry.
Face Coverings: Following emergency recommendations from Lane County Public Health, the UO now requires face coverings outside when distance is not possible. The new regulation began today, August 23.

Featured FAQ

Will face masks be required at Autzen Stadium for football, even if I'm vaccinated?
Per the latest Lane County recommendations, all guests ages 5 and over are required to wear face coverings in all areas of Autzen Stadium. See GoDucks.com for the full game-day guidelines.

UO Vaccination Dashboard

All UO faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated prior to the start of fall term. As of 8/23/21, 96.2% faculty and staff who've reported and 95.9% of reporting students are vaccinated. The vaccination rate dashboard will be updated every Monday. UO community vaccination rates are a key measure in becoming a "fully vaccinated" campus under CDC guidelines for higher education.
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COVID-19 Cases

UO: There were 13 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the past seven days (Aug 16-22).
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.


Free Testing: The university's Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) continues to offer free COVID-19 testing to asymptomatic Lane County residents. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-up testing is available. Check the website for dates and times.
Prevention: 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

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. 
FDA-approved vaccines undergo the agency’s standard process for reviewing the quality, safety and effectiveness of medical products. 
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