A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
October 18, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need to Know

Wellness and Mental Health The start of a new school year coupled with the ongoing pandemic can be mentally and physically challenging. UO offers support to students and employees with a wealth of wellness and mental health resources, from counseling to self-care strategies. Find tips and information on current wellness, self-care, and mental health programs in #ForwardTogether: What you need to know about wellness.

Free Wellness Kits UO students and employees can pick up their free wellness kits from the EMU O Desk. Kits are still available and include UO branded masks, hand sanitizer, and thermometer. One kit per person. Current O Desk hours are Monday-Friday 7:00 am-11:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am-11:00 pm, and Sunday 10:00 am-9:00 pm.

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

What can I do to avoid getting sick?
Vaccination remains your best protection from contracting, spreading, and becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 and variants. You can get vaccinated through your health care provider, pharmacy, or county health department.
The best way to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza, is to avoid exposure to the virus.
Take the CDC-recommended precautions [en Español] to reduce your risk of exposure, including:
The university has deployed a number of handwashing stations across campus.
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COVID-19 Cases

UO: There were 56 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (October 11-17).
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.


Symptom Self-Check: Before coming to campus, perform a symptom self-check. Pay attention to anything you are experiencing outside your baseline (what is normal for you). 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.
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. 

In the News

Governor Brown Visits UO's COVID-19 Testing Program

On Friday Governor Brown visited the University of Oregon to tour the Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP). During her visit, Governor Brown praised UO's testing program and pandemic work
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