A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
July 12, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need to Know

Face Coverings Update: Face coverings are no longer required indoors for those individuals who are fully vaccinated. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear face coverings indoors except when alone in a room or in an area specifically designated for eating in groups. Face coverings are also still required, regardless of vaccination status, during in-person classes and in other UO facilities or operations that continue to have state or federal guidance specific to face coverings. Refer to the face covering regulations for more information.
Employee Support: Human Resources is hosting a webinar for employees that focuses on coping skills to help improve resilience. The strategies and resources that will be provided by Cascade Centers, UO’s employee assistance provider, during the webinar will help adjustments be a bit easier. The Path to Fall Starts Now webinar is Wednesday, July 21, from noon to 1:00 p.m. More information, including registration, is available in My Track. HR provides additional support resources for employees and supervisors on its website. 
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COVID-19 Cases

UO: There were no members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the past seven days (July 6-12).
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 Heath Authority vaccination trends page.


Travel policy: The university has lifted the suspension of UO business travel except to countries listed by the CDC as Level 4 “Very High Risk” or “Risk Unknown” for COVID-19. Travel approvals for all other countries will return to the normal process. More information about approvals and exemptions are available on the Business Affairs travel web page.
Free COVID-19 testing: COVID-19 testing is available for all asymptomatic UO employees, students, and the Lane County community. Pre-registration is strongly advised; however, walk-ins are permitted at community testing events. Walk-ins may have longer wait times, as pre-registered participants have priority.
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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