A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
November 29, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need to Know

Booster Shots: The University of Oregon encourages those who are eligible, to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidance on who should receive a booster, potential side effects, and what to expect at the appointment.
  • According to the CDC, individuals over 18 should get a booster shot:
    • At least 6 months after the second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
    • At least 2 months after the initial dose of a Johnson and Johnson/Janssen vaccine.
  • Any COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the US can be used as a booster regardless of the initial vaccine type (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J).
  • Individuals should bring their vaccine cards when receiving booster shots.
COVID-19 vaccines are now available in the Eugene/Springfield community. Lane County Public Health is offering booster clinics and provides a list of additional places, including health care providers and pharmacies, that offer COVID-19 vaccinations. 
End-of-Term Schedules: UO COVID-19 related services may have different schedules or reduced hours during December and through winter break.
  • The UO's Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) will be closed on Dec. 1, 2, 23, 24, 30, and 31. The MAP schedule is released each Wednesday for the following week. Appointments are strongly encouraged.
  • University Health Services (UHS) COVID-19 self-test kits for students will be unavailable the weeks of December 20 and 27. The program will restart January 3.
For current schedules visit MAP, UHS, and Corona Corps webpages.

UO Vaccination Rates

Faculty and Staff: 95.3% 
Students: 96.8%
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

Are masks required on campus?
Face coverings are required indoors in all UO facilities regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings are not required outdoors. They can also be removed while eating or drinking. Face coverings must fully cover the nose and mouth. Mesh masks, lace masks, and other face coverings with openings, valves, holes, vents, or other visible gaps in the design or material are not in compliance with this policy. See the COVID-19 regulations page for additional guidance and requirements. 
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COVID-19 Cases

UO: There were 30 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (November 22-28).
OHA: State and county cases and trends are reported on the OHA COVID-19 data page. State and county vaccine distribution is reported on the OHA 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 iTunes store or Google Play.
Employee Vaccination Requirement: To comply with federal vaccine reporting requirements, all UO employees must verify their COVID-19 vaccination or exemption. Employees should use this online form to upload their documentation. The UO deadline to comply is January 14, 2022.
Prevention: The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The CDC outline some general precautions to minimize the spread of respiratory diseases. 
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