A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
January 04, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need to Know

  • Lane County remains at extreme risk for COVID-19 under Governor Kate Brown's health and safety framework. In this risk category, the following is required on the Eugene campus:
    • Student Recreation Center, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History are closed. 
    • All dining on campus, including in residence halls, is grab and go.
    • All other prevention requirements and guidelines such as mask wearing, distancing, and not gathering in groups remain in place.

  • Faculty and staff who have not already picked up their two free masks may do so at the Student Rec Center main entrance during the following times:
    • Wednesday, January 6, 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, January 7, 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
    • Monday, January 11, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, January 12, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Featured FAQ

Is it safe to travel?

People returning to campus from winter break are urged to follow Oregon Statewide Guidance and CDC guidelines for travel within the United States [en Español]. This includes:
  • Get a COVID-19 test 1-3 days before traveling and only travel if you have a negative test result.
  • If able, retest 3-5 days after returning to UO. Free testing is available in Eugene through the UO Monitoring and Evaluation Program.
  • Reduce non-essential activities for 7-10 days after traveling and refrain from social gatherings.
If you are traveling internationally, please refer to guidance from International Student and Scholar Services.
Should I get tested before or after traveling?

Testing before and after travel can reduce your risk of spreading COVID-19. Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when paired with a period of staying at home, plus everyday precautions such as wearing masks and social distancing, it can make travel safer by reducing spread on planes, in airports, and at destinations. Also, if you are flying, be sure to check with your airline, which may have more specific testing recommendations for you.

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COVID-19 Cases

  • There were 21 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (December 28–January 3) as of 10:00 a.m. today. A total of 709 members of the UO community have tested positive for COVID-19 since reporting began. Information about known cases within the UO community is updated by 10:00 a.m. weekdays.

  • The Oregon Health Authority reports 118,456 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 7,227 cases in Lane County, 26,031 in Multnomah County, and 808 in Coos County as of Jan. 4, 2021.

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  • COVID-19 testing reservations are available for all UO employees, students, and Lane County residents age 3 and older. Testing slots for asymptomatic individuals are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The next testing days are January 7 and 8.

  • 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.

In the News

Ducks share their reasons for masking up. Read more on Around the O.
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