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

What You Need to Know

Here is some helpful information as Lane County moves into the Extreme Risk category tomorrow:
  • Food served on campus will be sold as grab and go.
  • The Student Rec Center will be moving some cardio and strength training programs back outside to The Playground and there will be limited reservations available for the indoor pool, tennis center and climbing wall.
  • PE classes remain unaffected.
  • The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art remains closed to the public.
  • The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is open 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and is using a timed ticketing system for visitors. Visitors are advised to reserve tickets online prior to arrival.
The university has concluded four vaccination clinics, providing more than 4,600 employees and students their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Thank you to all of the staff, student employees, and volunteers who helped these clinics run so smoothly.
The CDC this week relaxed its outdoor masking guidelines for fully vaccinated people. For now, the UO is continuing to follow Oregon’s current outdoor mask rules by requiring face coverings in outdoor public spaces on campus, regardless of individual vaccination status or physical distancing. This may be reconsidered if the OHA relaxes its current masking requirement.
The UO's Monitoring and Assessment Program, also known as MAP, reached a milestone this week having provided more than 75,000 free COVID-19 tests. All asymptomatic members of the Lane County community age 3 and older are encouraged to take advantage of this free public service. MAP has opened up 2,500 testing slots over four days next week. Please register by 5:00 p.m. the day before you would like to be tested.
Tip of the Week: Vaccinated or not, get tested if exposed to COVID-19

Featured FAQ

I was not able to attend one of the UO's vaccination clinics. How can I get vaccinated?
Everyone age 16 and older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in Oregon. You can schedule an appointment through Lane County (or another county), or through a pharmacy or health care provider. The state provides also information about how to find a vaccine.

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COVID-19 Cases

  • There were 58 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (April 22-28). A total of 1,800 members of the UO community have tested positive for COVID-19 since reporting began. Case numbers are updated daily, Monday through Friday.

  • State and county cases and trends are reported on the Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 data page. State and county vaccine distribution is reported on the Oregon Heath Authority vaccination trends page.


  • Employees who work on-site are to stay home when they feel unwell and follow the “Return to Work” guidance. This applies to employees regardless of their vaccination status.
  • 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. 

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Thank to an upgrade, UO students can now hold Zoom meeting for as long as they like.
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