A two-week freeze ordered by Oregon Governor Kate Brown will be in effect statewide November 18 through December 2. Classes will continue as scheduled, with all instruction going remote November 30. The Student Rec Center, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History will be closed, and all meals served on campus will be grab and go.
The UO’s Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) will be offering COVID-19 testing to students, faculty, and staff on Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24, at Matthew Knight Arena. Pre-registration is required. Testing is open to adults 18 and older who are not currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. The test is a self-collected, shallow nasal swab, not the more invasive deep nasal swab used in healthcare settings. A limited number of slots are available. Additional testing opportunities will be offered in December.
What happens if you live off campus and get COVID-19?
For starters, you’re not in this alone — help is just a phone call away. Find out what to do and who to call if you need to stay home and isolate. Need a test? Call University Health Services or visit one of these Eugene testing locations: https://fal.cn/3aYLp
How does the university provide information about positive COVID-19 cases involving students, faculty, and staff at the UO?
There were 16 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive last week, November 12-15. A total of 590 members of the UO community have tested positive for COVID-19 since reporting began. Information about known cases within the UO community is updated by 10:00 a.m. weekdays.
The Oregon Health Authority reports 57,646 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 3,298 cases in Lane County, 12,930 in Multnomah County, and 342 in Coos County as of November 16.
With the UO going fully remote starting November 30, students are urged to plan ahead to be COVID-safe for travel over the November break. Students in residence halls need to sign up for required testing the week of November 16. Off-campus residents can sign up for MAP testing to take place November 20, 23, and 24.
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.