Here is the current information related to university operations and programs. The latest information is available on the UO Coronavirus website.
- On Wednesday, President Michael H. Schill announced that the University of Oregon will shift to primarily remote and online instruction for fall term due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19.
- Provost Patrick Phillips sent a message to faculty and staff that provided details about the decision to shift to primarily remote and online instruction this fall.
- The university will host two virtual town halls in September to discuss the fall term. A town hall for students and families is on Thursday, September 3, at 1:00 p.m. PT. A town hall for faculty and staff is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, at 4:00 p.m. PT.
- The UO’s new searchable COVID-19 resources website has updated information about testing for students in residence halls, as well as the latest information about current operations and planning for in-person activities for fall term. The new site combines the FAQs and resources previously on the COVID-19 and Return to Campus pages.
- The UO is asking Ducks to share why they wear a mask as part of a campaign to build safe, healthy habits among members of the UO community. Ducks can either download a sign or create their own to help spread the word and encourage others to make mask-wearing a part of their daily routine.
- You can reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 by limiting the number of people with whom you are in close contact. Take the following precautions:
- Keep groups small and limited to only people you know.
- Wear masks or cloth face coverings.
- Remember that exposure is defined as being within six feet of another for 15 minutes.
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after touching common surfaces.
- Don’t share drinks, vapes, or utensils.
- Health and wellness: Information on positive case management, contact tracing, and what to do if you suspect you have COVID-19.
- Resources for students: Information on support, guidance, and tips.
- Resources for faculty, staff, GEs, and student workers: Information on remote work, benefits, leave, and other support.
- Resources for instructional faculty and graduate educators: Information on remote teaching.
- Three additional members of the UO community have tested positive or were considered presumptive positive, bringing the total to 52 cases since reporting began. The Oregon Health Authority reports 25,761 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 672 cases in Lane County, 5,833 in Multnomah County, and 106 in Coos County on August 27.
- The university continues to work in close coordination with the Oregon Health Authority and our companion institutions and agencies. Additional resources are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Oregon Health Authority, and your health care provider.
- As a reminder, 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.
The UO is providing biweekly COVID-19 updates, on Mondays and Thursdays. Urgent information will be shared through direct emails.