A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
August 02, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need to Know

Indoor Face Coverings: The UO is again requiring face coverings to be worn indoors on campus regardless of an individual's vaccination status, due to rising COVID-19 case counts in Oregon and updated public health guidance. UO employees and students can remove their face coverings indoors only when alone in a room or work cubicle, or while eating in an area specified for eating.

Featured FAQ

Will the UO require face coverings on campus in the upcoming academic year?
The university has not yet finalized its face-covering guidelines for fall term. At this time, we have reinstated our indoor face-covering requirement, based on the latest public health guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oregon Health Authority, and Lane County Public Health. We will continue to be responsive to evolving pandemic conditions, as fall term approaches, and our policy on masks will continue to be based on guidance provided by public health experts.

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COVID-19 Cases

UO: There were two members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the past seven days (July 26–August 1).

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.


Vaccination Requirement: All UO employees and students need to complete the UO vaccination requirement process by verifying they are vaccinated or requesting an exemption.
  • Employees are required to submit a secure online form. The deadline is August 13 for School of Law employees and September 17 for all other employees. For more details see the employee process page.
  • Students are required upload their records using the MyUOHealth portal. Student deadlines are August 13 for JD and LLM law students, no later than September 14 for students living in residence halls, and September 27 for all other students. For more, visit the student process page.
See the UO vaccine requirement webpage and FAQs for additional information.
Free Testing: As a reminder, the university's Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) continues to offer free COVID-19 testing to asymptomatic Lane County residents. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-up testing is available. Check the website for dates and times.
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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