All others 16 and older, including students, faculty and staff, will be eligible for vaccines no later than May 1, as doses become available, according to the OHA’s phased approach. The process is expected to last several weeks.
The UO is encouraging students to stay in Eugene. But if you must travel over spring break (or anytime), minimize your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 in these three easy steps:
Before you travel: Check your destination state and city for any travel restrictions or requirements. Do not travel if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are in isolation, have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the past three days, have had contact with a confirmed case, or are in quarantine.
Upon return: Quarantine by yourself until you receive word of a negative test—that is, keep distance and wear your mask around others, including your roommate(s)—and watch yourself for symptoms.
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There were 10 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (March 15-21) as of 10:00 a.m. today. A total of 1,568 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 160,994 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 10,538 cases in Lane County, 32,596 in Multnomah County, and 1,774 in Coos County as of March 21.
There are open slots this week for free COVID-19 tests offered by the Monitoring and Assessment Program, known as MAP. Tests are available to asymptomatic Lane County residents age 3 and older. The free testing is being provided by the UO as a public health program. Pre-registration is required. Please visit https://coronavirus.uoregon.edu/map-testing for more information and to register.
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.