University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
February 08, 2021  •

What You Need to Know

  • Students and employees who currently live in Lane County are encouraged to register for vaccination, as part of a county-wide process. Employees should do so even if they have already completed a separate UO pre-registration form. As vaccine becomes available, it is possible that state guidelines will allow some people to receive a vaccine due to personal circumstances before it is available through the university. Vaccination information for the UO community is available on the vaccine page of the UO’s Coronavirus website.
  • UO MAP testing is quick, free, and easy. Testing is available for all asymptomatic students, faculty, staff, and Lane County residents next week. See this registration page to reserve an appointment.

Tip of the Week
Even if you’re young and healthy, COVID-19 can leave you fighting off symptoms for months. 
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COVID-19 Cases

  • There were 126 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (February 1–7) as of 10:00 a.m. today. A total of 1,337 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 147,419 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 9.575 cases in Lane County, 30,756 in Multnomah County, and 1,204 in Coos County as of February 7.


  • Following new state rules, the Student Rec Center is now offering some bouldering at the Rock District and swimming in the pool for currently enrolled students. Outdoor recreation facilities, including the SRC Playground tent, are also open to currently enrolled students. A reservation is required. Full details can be found at Physical Education and Recreation.
  • 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

As the pandemic shut people out of speech therapy options, a quick switch to teletherapy allowed a vital community clinic at the UO to stay open and kept the students who staff it on track for graduation.
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