University of Oregon
COVID-19 Update
February 15, 2021  •

What You Need to Know

  • With spring break quickly approaching and regardless of where you are currently residing, we ask you to remain vigilant and not travel out of the area at this time. If you must travel, minimize your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 in these three easy steps:
    1. Before you travel, check your destination city and state 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, or have had contact with a confirmed case, or are in quarantine.
    2. Before you head back, schedule a test for 3-5 days after your return. Your two best resources if you live in Eugene: MAP and other testing providers in Lane County.
    3. Upon return, quarantine by yourself until you receive word of a negative test—and watch yourself for symptoms. Keep distance and wear your mask around others, including your roommate.

  • UO MAP testing is quick, free, and easy. Testing is available for all asymptomatic students, faculty, staff, and Lane County residents this week. See this registration page to reserve an appointment.
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Free COVID-19 testing for off-campus students. 

Featured FAQs

Why is it important to regularly get COVID-19 testing if I don’t feel sick?
Many people can carry the virus without showing symptoms. By getting tested when you are asymptomatic, you are doing your part to prevent further spread of the virus to your family, friends, and others by identifying the virus, isolating, and cooperating with contact tracers.
Where can I get tested if I don’t have symptoms?
The UO offers free COVID-19 testing for all asymptomatic UO employees, students, and the Lane County community. Testing is quick and easy, usually taking only 15-30 minutes from start to finish. You collect the sample yourself by swabbing your nostrils. To learn more and make an appointment, visit the UO COVID-19 testing web page

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COVID-19 Cases

  • There were 83 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (February 8-14) as of 10:00 a.m. today. A total of 1,420 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 149,576 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 9,755 cases in Lane County, 31,067 in Multnomah County, and 1,250 in Coos County as of February 12.


  • The UO is offering online training sessions for employees covering COVID-19 safety expectations and procedures, required practices and processes, and reporting responsibilities and resources. The videos are available in the MyTrack Learning Library
  • 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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