A message from the University of Oregon
A message from the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
January 11, 2021  •   coronavirus.uoregon.edu

What You Need to Know

  • Starting today, Monday, Jan. 11, currently enrolled students can visit The Playground, PE and Rec’s new tented, multifunctional activity space. The Playground features strength and cardio open rec options, along with a variety of programmed activities. Reservations are required and can be made up to two days in advance. Full details can be found at the Rec website.

  • 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.

COVID-19 Safety Tip of the Week
COVID-19 spreads more easily in cold weather.

Featured FAQ

What buildings can faculty, staff and students access during winter term?
The COVID-19 building status interactive map shows current campus building access and status.
Members of the campus community should be prepared to show their UO ID cards when entering open facilities. UO ID cards are required to gain entry to limited access and restricted buildings.
Researchers and research staff are required to log their on-campus research activity via the OVPRI on-campus research form.
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COVID-19 Cases

  • There were 58 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (January 4-10) as of 10:00 a.m. today. A total of 767 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 122,847 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 7,515 cases in Lane County, 26,544 in Multnomah County, and 863 in Coos County as of January 8.
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  • Lane County remains at extreme risk for COVID-19 under Governor Kate Brown's health and safety framework. In this risk category, on the Eugene campus, the following restrictions are in effect:
    • 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

    After great efforts to launch the program, the UO's MAP testing team looks to expand capacity in 2021. Read more on Around the O.
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