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.
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.
UO: There were 46 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive from September 28-October 3.
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.