A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
February 25, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need to Know

  • Lane County has improved to the high risk category for COVID-19. That means, starting Friday, limited indoor dining will begin in residence hall dining facilities. Starting on Monday, there will also be a moderate increase in capacity in both indoor and outdoor fitness opportunities through the Student Recreation Center. Most other Eugene campus operations will remain unchanged. Multnomah County remains in high and Coos County remains at extreme risk.
  • Face coverings are required indoors and outside on the UO campus except when alone in a space (e.g., room with four walls with the door closed). Masks cannot have exhaust values and must be worn over the nose and mouth. See the university's updated face-covering regulation for more information.
  • The UO is offering one day of COVID-19 MAP testing next week— Thursday. The tests are quick, free, and easy, and open to all asymptomatic students, faculty, staff, and Lane County residents. See this registration page to reserve an appointment.
Tip of the Week: How to Travel Safely
If you must travel, minimize your risk of spreading COVID-19 with three easy steps. 1. Do your homework. 2. Get tested. 3. Quarantine. 

Featured FAQ

What types of face coverings meet the UO's requirements?
A face covering is required to cover the nose and mouth, and rest snugly against the face. Masks with exhaust valves are not considered face coverings.
For cloth masks, it is recommended that you ensure the mask blocks light from coming through the fabric if held up to a bright light source.
Use of a face shield alone is not recommended.
We encourage people to follow CDC guidance, which was recently updated to recommend layering of certain types of face coverings. Layered masks are not required, but encouraged. 

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COVID-19 Cases

  • There were 43 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (February 18-24) as of 10:00 a.m. today. A total of 1,486 members of the UO community have tested positive for COVID-19 since reporting began. Case numbers are updated daily, Monday through Friday. In most cases, updates will be made by noon. But exceptions are possible when reporting is delayed.

  • The Oregon Health Authority reports 154,554 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 10,127 cases in Lane County, 31,723 in Multnomah County, and 1,401 in Coos County as of February 22..


  • As spring break approaches, regardless of where you are currently residing, we ask you to remain vigilant and not travel out of the area in the weeks ahead. If you must travel, follow Oregon statewide guidance and CDC guidelines for travel which includes testing, quarantining, and other safety precautions.
  • The university is organizing a week of wellness during spring break, which will offer students a variety of fun, safe events to de-stress and recharge, including self-guided nature walks, movie binge lists, art exhibits, and more. Stay up to date as events are added to the calendar.
  • 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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