A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
September 27, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need to Know

Thank you, Ducks: On the first day of the new term, the UO thanks you and the many thousands of students, faculty members, and staff who have complied with reporting their vaccine status. Nearly all students and employees have reported, and more than 95% of faculty, staff and students who have responded are fully vaccinated. The vaccination requirement is part of the comprehensive safety plan which is allowing the UO to return to in-person instruction and activities.
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Top FAQs to Move #ForwardTogether

By following safety strategies, students, staff, and faculty have been able to launch the new, in-person school year. Here's a one-stop web page with links to the most requested FAQs- what you need to know to ensure a safe term. 

UO Vaccination Rates

Faculty and staff: 95.2% of employees reporting
Students: 96.1% of student reporting
The vaccination rate dashboard is updated 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 CDC guidelines for higher education. 

Featured FAQ

What if I develop COVID-19 symptoms or test positive? For students and employees: if you develop COVID-19 symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, contact your health care provider to determine if and where you should be tested for COVID-19. Students can also contact University Health Services at 541-346-2770.
Students and employees who have tested positive or think they have been exposed to COVID-19 are encouraged to review the COVID-19 exposure scenarios and guidance for students and employees and complete the case and contact form for additional guidance and resources.
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COVID-19 Cases

UO: There were 29 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the past seven days (September 20-26).
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 members of the UO community and Lane County residents. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, although walk-up testing is available. Check the website for dates and times.
Required Testing: Beginning this week, weekly COVID-19 testing is required for UO students and employees who are not fully vaccinated, chose an exemption, or newly hired employees who have not completed the vaccination requirement process. Every Thursday, members of these groups will receive an email reminder about the following week's required test. Weekly testing of unvaccinated UO community members is an integral part of the UO's layered mitigation strategy.
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. 

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