A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
January 07, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need to Know

  • 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 12–15.

  • Students, faculty, and staff are reminded that all UO COVID-19 safety precautions and requirements remain in effect for winter term. Read more about the strategies in Around the O and on the coronavirus prevention webpage.

  • Students in Eugene who have not already picked up their COVID-19 wellness kit can can still do so Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Oregon Hall’s first floor central entrance. Each kit contains two face masks, a thermometer, hand sanitizer, and COVID-19 prevention information.

  • Faculty and staff who have not already picked up their free masks may do so next Monday and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Student Rec Center main entrance.

Tip of the Week: Stay Strong for Each Other 

Featured FAQ

How and when will the university offer vaccinations to students and employees?

Public health entities are managing the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations. The university is staying in close coordination with public health officials and will offer support to public vaccination efforts. It is not yet known when the vaccine will be available to students and employees. Additional vaccine FAQs are available on the UO prevention webpage.

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COVID-19 Cases

  • There were 41 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (January 1–7) as of 10:00 a.m. today. A total of 733 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 121,085 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 7,411 cases in Lane County, 26,295 in Multnomah County, and 845 in Coos County as of January 7.


  • 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.
  • 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

Survey shows many Oregonians still reject COVID-19 rules

The survey by two UO researchers demonstrates the need for continued prevention education and effort to combat disinformation.
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