A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
October 07, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need to Know

High Vaccination Rates: Thanks to the tremendous efforts of the UO community, more than 95 percent of UO employees and 96 percent of UO students are fully vaccinated. The less than 5 percent who are not yet fully vaccinated or requested an exemption are required to test weekly. The final deadline to meet the vaccination requirement was Sept 27.
New COVID Safety Dashboard: The UO has launched a new COVID-19 Safety Dashboard with updated vaccination rates, campus case counts and a new risk assessment tool. Read more about the new dashboard on Around the O. The dashboard includes:
  • Case numbers of students on and off-campus and any employees who have been on campus during their period of transmissibility.
  • The vaccination rate of all UO students and employees.
  • The UO COVID-19 Risk Assessment, a third-party evaluation of all UO strategies which ranks the UO as Highly Prepared and at Very Low Risk for spreading COVID-19.

UO Vaccination Rates

Faculty and staff: 95.3% 
Students: 96.3%
The vaccination rate is updated on the COVID-19 Safety Dashboard 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

Should I do a health check before coming to campus? What should I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms?
Conduct a symptom self-check using the COVID-19 symptom self-check tool prior to coming to campus. When considering your symptoms, pay attention to anything you are experiencing that is outside of your baseline (what is normal for you). Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, that are different from their baseline, should stay home until 24 hours after the fever (if present) is gone without the aid of medication and all other symptoms have been relieved. The COVID-19 symptom self-check tool is available on the University of Oregon mobile app. Download the app from the iTunes store or Google Play.

If a student or employee develops COVID-19 symptoms or has been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, they should contact their health care provider to determine if and where they should be tested for COVID-19. Students can also contact University Health Services at 541-346-2770.
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COVID-19 Cases

UO: There were 46 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive from September 28-October 3.
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 Wellness Kits are available to UO students, staff, and faculty. Pick up your kit from the EMU O Desk, while supplies last. Kits include UO branded masks, hand sanitizer, and thermometer. One kit per person. Current O Desk hours are Monday-Friday 7am-11pm, Saturday 8am-11pm, and Sunday 10am-9pm.
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. 
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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