COVID-19 UPDATE: Latest news and campus announcements

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Here is the current information related to university operations and programs. The latest information is available on the UO Coronavirus webpage and FAQ page.


  • President Michael Schill sent a message to students about planning for fall term, including specific new information about the end of term, classes, face coverings, testing, residence halls, campus life, and financial support. For the latest information on resumption over the summer, visit the Return to Campus webpage, which has links to ways you can reach out with questions or concerns.
  • Multnomah County will enter Phase 1 of Gov. Kate Brown’s reopening plan on Friday, June 19. This will not result in any immediate operational changes at UO Portland, where the campus remains closed to the public. At all three of its campuses, the UO is following new, separate Oregon Health Authority guidance for conducting in-person instructional, residential, and research activities at colleges and universities.


  • In accordance with Oregon Health Authority guidelines, face coverings are now required for faculty, staff, students, visitors, and vendors inside buildings owned and operated by UO. The UO will make face coverings available to those who need them, and individuals may choose to wear their own personal face coverings. Accommodations and exemptions will be made where necessary and coverings are not needed if working alone in an office or room.
  • The fall class schedule and priority registration information for students was made available on June 1. Students received an email providing details about when they can register for fall term and encouraging them to contact their academic advisors
  • Posters and signs to promote safe distancing and other healthy reminders have been created as a resource for university departments in preparation for a safe return to in-person activities on campus this fall. The signs are available for digital download in print and screen resolutions.



  • The Oregon Health Authority reports 6,366 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 90 cases in Lane County, and 1,665 in Multnomah County on June 18.
  • The university continues to work in close coordination with the Oregon Health Authority and our companion institutions and agencies.

The UO is providing biweekly COVID-19 updates, on Mondays and Thursdays. Urgent information will be shared through direct emails.