COVID-19 update, antivirus software, podcast launch and more.
COVID-19 update, antivirus software, podcast launch and more.
Quick Quack
Thursday, January 06, 2022
Safety Protocols: 
  • Booster Shots Required: The UO will require all students to receive a COVID-19 booster by Monday, Jan. 31, or 30 days after they become eligible.
  • Masks are required indoors on campus regardless of vaccination status. Masks should fit snugly over the nose and mouth. The UO recommends KN95 masks be worn.
  • Before coming to campus, monitor for symptoms outside your baseline. Stay home if you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often. Use hand sanitizer when hand-washing is not possible.
  • COVID-19 testing is available on campus through the Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) and University Health Services (UHS). MAP is now located at McArthur Court. Asymptomatic students are encouraged to register for a testing appointment. 
  • 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.  

Testing Options for Students with Symptoms: 
  • 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. 
  • Beginning Monday, Jan. 10, students with mild viral symptoms can pick up a COVID-19 self-directed test kit from the ticket booths outside of McArthur Court, on days when MAP is operational. No appointment is needed but students should anticipate a wait time of around one hour.
If a student cannot attend classes due to COVID-19:
  • Students who are unable to attend a class for COVID-related reasons should contact their instructor right away to make arrangements for the class and complete the case and contact form.
  • If you tested through MAP, UHS, or at a testing facility in Lane County, you do not need to complete a case and contact form. Your test results will be shared with case management automatically. 

  • All students are invited to attend the virtual tuition forum on undergraduate tuition and fees Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 6:00 p.m. Registration required.
  • Stop by the Craft Center's Freebie Friday event for free mini acrylic craft kits tomorrow, Jan. 7, noon–2:00 p.m. at the EMU. Pre-packaged to-go kits are also available.
  • Watch a movie and chat with peers at the virtual LGBTQIA+ Movie Night Sunday, Jan. 9, 8:00–10:00 p.m. on Discord.
  • Students can download a new antivirus software. Upgrade to McAfee Endpoint Security to protect your Windows computer from cyberattacks. Software is also available for Macs.
  • Become a Student Orientation Staffer (SOSer). SOSers serve as official hosts to new students and their families during IntroDUCKtion sessions. Application deadline is Jan. 23.
  • Winter intramural sign-ups are open for basketball, floor hockey, dodgeball and esports.
  • Academic advisors from the College of Education launched a new podcast, "Look No Feather." The podcast will discuss on-campus resources and helpful advice for students.
  • Join Feather Pals to connect with fellow UO students via handwritten letters. Registration is free. Personalized stationery kits are provided.
  • Get a headstart on your career by joining the six-session Men's Professional Development Series weeks 3–8. Application deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 12.
  • Start the new year right. Learn how to set healthy goals and create habits at the New Year, New Challenge virtual workshop Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2:00–3:30 p.m. on Zoom.
  • Discuss human and planetary health with sustainability scientist Kimberly Nicholas during her Facing Climate Change virtual talk Wednesday, Jan. 12, at noon. 
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