A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
May 10, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need to Know

Vaccine requirement: The UO will require students and employees who learn, work, or live at any UO campus location to receive a COVID-19 vaccination prior to the start of the fall academic term. Individuals will be able to request an exemption.
Masks outside: In line with new guidance from the state, face coverings are no longer required outdoors on the UO campus when people are alone and in an uncrowded location. Face coverings continue to be required outdoors in other situations and indoors, except when a person is alone in a fully enclosed room.
Testing: The UO's Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP), which provides free asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in Lane County, will start accepting walk-ins this week. Walk-ins may have longer wait times, as pre-registered participants have priority. Pre-registration is strongly advised to ensure that you can get tested on your schedule.
UO vaccine clinics: UO clinics for second-dose vaccinations will be held May 12–13 and 19–20, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Autzen Stadium in the east lot. The clinics are only for the more than 4,700 employees and students who received their first dose from a UO clinic last month.
Tip of the Week: Take a picture of your vaccine card
That way you can still get your second dose even if you lose it. 

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What does it mean to be “fully vaccinated”?
You are considered fully vaccinated after two weeks have passed since you received all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine (the number of doses varies by manufacturer).

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COVID-19 Cases

  • There were 49 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (May 3–9). A total of 1,862 members of the UO community have tested positive for COVID-19 since reporting began. Case numbers are updated daily, Monday through Friday.

  • 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.


Risk category: Lane County returned to the high risk level on May 7 after a week at extreme risk. It remains important for everyone to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, not gathering in large groups, keeping physically distanced, and taking other safety precautions.
Vaccine access: The UO continues to provide access to COVID-19 vaccines for our campus community through UO clinics and jointly sponsored community clinics. In addition, it's now easier than ever to get a vaccine. Lane County Public Health is now accepting walk-ins at the vaccination clinics. Appointments are still encouraged.
Fall schedule: The UO fall 2021 class schedule was published on May 7. The UO is planning to return to a pre-pandemic class schedule in which most courses are in-person, while still offering some courses online.
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

UO to require COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees

The requirement is for fall term, and will allow exemptions for medical and non-medical reasons.
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