A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
May 03, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need to Know

Lane County is now in the Extreme Risk category due to increasing cases. It is more important than ever to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Remember to wear face masks, keep your distance and not gather in groups to safeguard yourself and our community. Anyone who has attended large social gatherings is encouraged stay away from others and get tested.
The change in risk category does not impact any UO operations except the following:
  • Food served on campus is grab and go only.
  • The Student Rec Center has moved some cardio and strength training programs back outside to The Playground. Reservations are limited for the indoor pool, tennis center and climbing wall.
Employees who work on-site are to stay home when they feel unwell and follow the “Return to Workguidance. This applies to employees regardless of their vaccination status.
The university provided more than 4,700 employees and students their first dose of Pfizer vaccine in April. Second dose vaccinations will be given in May to those who participated in these clinics. If you would like to be vaccinated but were unable to participate in the UO clinics, please schedule an appointment with your county public health agency, pharmacy, or health care provider. 
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Featured FAQ

What is the university doing to encourage students to follow COVID-19 health guidance and not gather in large groups?
We have worked hard to educate students, faculty and staff about the importance of protecting themselves and the community by wearing masks, not gathering, keeping distance, and other measurers. UO students are expected to follow all university rules and state orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These expectations are part of our code of conduct which applies both on and off campus.
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COVID-19 Cases

  • There were 39 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (May 2, 2021). A total of 1,813 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 Health Authority vaccination trends page.


    • Free testing is available through the UO's Monitoring and Assessment Program, also known as MAP. All asymptomatic members of the Lane County community age 3 and older are encouraged to take advantage of this free public service. Register by 5:00 p.m. the day before you would like to be tested.
    • 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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