A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
May 24, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need to Know

Free vaccine clinic open to students and employees: The UO is offering the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine at a free clinic at Matthew Knight Arena this Thursday, May 27, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. While the clinic is primarily being held for students, employees can also make an appointment, which is required for this clinic. Everyone who participates will receive a $5 Dutch Bros. gift card. See more UO clinic information.
"Take Your Shot Oregon" lottery: Gov. Kate Brown announced last Friday that any Oregonian age 18 or over who's received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine by June 28 will be eligible to win $1 million. Additional prizes are $10,000 to one person in each of Oregon's 36 counties, and five $100,000 scholarships to vaccinated students ages 12 to 17.
IMT approval no longer required for events planning: Effective today, activities such as essential travel, event planning, and hosting guests and visitors are being managed by vice presidents, deans, and their designees. Since the onset of the pandemic, these activities have required review and approval by the Incident Managment Team. In keeping with the university’s safety policy, unit leadership must continue to review and adhere to current public health guidance as they take on ownership of decisions around these activities. While units no longer need IMT approval when planning these activities, they may consult with staff in Safety and Risk Services as needed by emailing uoem@uoregon.edu.

Featured FAQ

Q: Does asking for proof of vaccination status violate HIPAA laws?
A: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, is a law that prevents health care professionals from sharing private health information without the patient’s permission. Generally, the law pertains to a health care setting. It does not prohibit the UO, or other institutions or businesses, from setting a policy that requires people to disclose their own vaccination status. Individuals can then choose whether to disclose by showing proof of vaccination. 
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COVID-19 Cases

UO: There were 13 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (May 17-23). Case numbers are updated daily, Monday through Friday.
OHA: 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 Health Authority vaccination trends page.


Free testing: The UO's Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) is offering free asymptomatic COVID-19 testing this week at Matthew Knight Arena and McArthur Court. Pre-registration is encouraged, walk-ins are accepted.
Prevention: 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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