A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
April 05, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need To Know

  • Priority vaccine scheduling for UO employees who meet the state criteria for frontline workers is underway for UO vaccination clinic appointments. All faculty, officers of administration, classified employees, UO and agency temporary employees, graduate employees, and student employees will receive an appointment scheduling invitation to their UO email account by April 12.

  • UO student vaccine clinics will start in May. Student should log in and complete the Student Vaccine Interest Survey to indicate their interest so the UO can order an appropriate quantity of COVID-19 vaccine for our community.

  • Employees and students may be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine for personal reasons or as a frontline worker now. You are encouraged to seek the first available vaccine through your county, health care provider or pharmacy. Lane County vaccine appointments are available using this link.

  • While the University of Oregon continues to face financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the university will not implement progressive pay reductions for faculty or officers of administration as a cost-savings measure. Compensation for other employment groups continue to follow applicable collective bargaining agreements. For additional information, read Around the O.

  • The UO is planning summer term sessions to be a mix of remote, hybrid, and in-person courses, as they have been in spring. We may offer more in-person classes as the summer goes on, if Oregon Health Authority guidance for higher education is updated. We are planning to be mostly in person for fall term.

  • Free loaner laptops are still available for students who need a computer to study remotely.

Tip of the Week: When to test after travel
Get a viral test 3-5 days after travel.

Featured FAQ

With more people receiving the vaccine, is it still important to regularly get tested for COVID-19? 
Yes, testing and other COVID-19 prevention measures such as wearing face coverings and distancing are still important to prevent the virus' spread, especially among people who are asymptomatic. The UO offers free, quick, easy testing by appointment for UO community members and Lane County residents without symptoms.
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COVID-19 Cases

  • There were 38 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (March 29-April 5) as of 10:00 a.m. today. A total of 1,617 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 167,128 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 10,8935 cases in Lane County, 33,626 in Multnomah County, and 1,903 in Coos County as of April 5, 2021.


  • The UO offers COVID-19 testing 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.

  • Duo two-step login becomes mandatory for all UO students through a series of assigned Duo enrollment deadlines April 7–June 2. Students must register a device for Duo by their deadline to continue accessing remote classes in Canvas and Zoom. For help, contact the Technology Service Desk 6:00 a.m.–midnight by live chat or phone (541-346-4357).

  • 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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The Crush COVID-19 Challenge launched March 29, with weekly challenges running through the end of spring term.
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