A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
March 11, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need to Know

  • On Friday, March 12, Lane County moves to Moderate Risk. See the state of Oregon guidelines for what you can expect in your community. At the UO, most operations will not change. The Student Recreation Center and Housing dining facilities will have increased capacity, and the Rec will still require reservations. Please check the Rec website before making plans.
  • The UO is encouraging students to stay in Eugene. But if you must travel over spring break (or anytime), minimize your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 in these three easy steps:
  1. Before you travel: Check your destination state and city for any travel restrictions or requirements. Do not travel if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are in isolation, have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the past three days, have had contact with a confirmed case, or are in quarantine.
  2. Before you head back to Eugene: Schedule a test to take place 3-5 days after your return. Schedule with MAP, Nova Health, or other testing providers in Lane County.
  3. Upon return: Quarantine by yourself until you receive word of a negative test—that is, keep distance and wear your mask around others, including your roommate(s)—and watch yourself for symptoms.

Tip of the Week: Test Before You Travel
Share new memories, not COVID-19. Testing is free for UO students, faculty, and staff. 

Featured FAQ

Does new CDC or OHA guidance change the rules about wearing masks on campus?
Face coverings are required at all University of Oregon locations, both inside and outside. Learn more about this requirement on the COVID-19 website.

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COVID-19 Cases

  • There were 28 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (March 3-10) as of 10:00 a.m. today. A total of 1,550 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 158,644 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 10,443 cases in Lane County, 32,228 in Multnomah County, and 1,658 in Coos County as of March 10.


  • UO Portland students and families can track these updates. UO Portland follows guidance from Multnomah County. Because it is not a residential campus, in general, cases are not tracked specific to UO Portland.
  • 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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