This is the "Week of Welcome," and in addition to the flurry of activities welcoming new and transfer students, it's a great time to get refreshed on the UO's strategies for a safe return. Check out these articles that highlight the latest information and most frequently asked questions on key COVID-19 topics, and let's move #ForwardTogether.
How do I know if I'm sick? While it is much less likely, it's possible to become infected even if vaccinated. Faculty, staff, students, contractors, volunteers, and visitors that will be on-site at any UO location should perform a "symptom self-check" prior to coming to campus, using a tool in the UO's app. If you are concerned you may have COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider before visiting in person. UO students should contact University Health Services at 541-346-2770.
UO: There were 17 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the past seven days (September 13-19).
Student Deadline: Next Monday Sept. 27 is the deadline for all students not living in residence halls to submit vaccination status or request an exemption. Students use myUOHealth to record their vaccine(s) or request an exemption.
Free Testing: The university's Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) continues to offer free COVID-19 testing to asymptomatic Lane County residents. Pre-registration is encouraged, but 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.