What You Need to Know
Mask requirements: Face coverings continue to be required on UO property, regardless of your vaccination status. Indoors, masks are required unless alone in a room. Outdoors, they’re required unless you’re alone and in an uncrowded location.
While the CDC provided updated guidance last week for vaccinated people, the UO is still required to follow county and Oregon Health Authority guidance, the governor’s executive order for higher education, and OSHA workplace guidance. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, guidance changes rapidly and the UO works to review and implement changes as quickly as possible.
Vaccination incentive: Lane County will drop to low risk allowing more activities when 65 percent of residents 16 and older get at least one vaccine dose. Also, Oregon Governor Brown announced most statewide restrictions will be lifted when 70 percent of people get their first COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Vaccination opportunities: Vaccinations are available seven days a week, without an appointment, through Lane County clinics supported by the UO. Also, children ages 12 and up are now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.
Testing exemption: UO students living in the residence halls who are fully vaccinated are now exempt from required asymptomatic COVID-19 testing. Students must verify their vaccination status through University Health Services. Other protective prevention strategies—face coverings, physical distancing, symptom self-checks, and limited gathering—remain in effect in the residence halls.