DAILY CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: March 12

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  • As of this send, the Oregon Health Authority is reporting that there are no knowncases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Lane County.
  • The UO campus remains open and operating under a normal schedule, including business functions, office hours and other support operations.
  • The state of Oregon is mandating cancellation of events and gatherings of more than 250 people for four weeks (through April 8, 2020). Effective Sunday, March 15, 2020, the UO is canceling nonessential events and gatherings of more than 50 on campus until further notice. If you have questions about your specific event, please contact your event organizer.
  • The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today expanded its Level 3 travel advisory to cover most of Europe. As a result, the UO will be canceling all Study Abroad programs for spring term.
  • The Duck Days event Friday, March 13, for admitted students at the UO will run with augmented programming. We encourage any registered participants who have not started travels for this event to remain home. As much as we would like to have every one of our Duck Days registrants on campus, we are taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • University Housing will remain open over spring break and throughout spring term.
  • Limited campus dining options will be open during spring break and dining facilities will return to normal availability for spring term.
  • Spring break hours for campus programs and services are published on the Student Life website and will be updated as more information comes in.
  • The Pac-12 Conference has made the decision to cancel the remainder of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament and all Pac-12 sport competitions and Pac-12 Championship events, effective immediately, until further notice.
  • The NCAA announced today it is canceling remaining winter and spring championship events to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The cancellations include the men's and women's tournament scheduled for later this month.

The following is a recap of President Michael Schill’s announcement yesterday, March 11:

  • No final exams will be offered in-person for winter term. For the first three weeks of the spring term – which starts March 30 – the UO will deliver all classes remotely.
  • All nonessential university travel, both domestic and international, is suspended indefinitely. This does not include personal travel home for spring break. For more information and guidance on UO travel or to seek a travel waiver, email travelsafe@uoregon.edu.
  • The UO continues to work in close coordination with the Oregon Health Authority and our companion institutions and agencies.
  • Questions, concerns or suggestions should continue to be directed to this web form or to a new COVID-19information line at 541-346-7007 (the line will be staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays).

Other messages from March 11: