The UO will return to predominately in-person instruction for fall term. President Michael H. Schill announced the decision following an announcement on Feb. 26 by Gov. Brown that higher education is included in the next phase of vaccinations in Oregon.
There were 50 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (Feb. 22-28) as of today. A total of 1,512 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 155,787 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 10,287 cases in Lane County, 31,892 in Multnomah County, and 1,497 in Coos County as of March 1.
Lane County has improved to the High Risk category for COVID-19. That means limited indoor dining is now allowed in residence hall dining facilities. Capacity has also increased moderately for 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). Mask 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 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.