COVID-19 Update: Positive test result in UO community; joint lawsuit fights immigration ruling

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Here is the current information related to university operations and programs. The latest information is available on the UO COVID-19 information and our COVID-19-related FAQs.


  • An additional University of Oregon student is determined to be a positive COVID-19 case in Eugene, for a total of 33 cases. The student is recovering in isolation. Lane County has confirmed that the case is connected to the college-age cluster reported by Lane County Public Health (LCPH). LCPH officials are conducting contact tracing and monitoring for individuals associated with this positive case.
  • UO reminds the community to avoid the risks involved with gathering in large groups. The increase of cases in the UO community is a direct result of small and large gatherings, with no face masks, limited physical distancing, and sharing drinks and vapes.
  • The University of Oregon is the lead plaintiff in a joint lawsuit of 20 universities asking the federal courts to prevent the government from revoking visas of international students whose studies will be entirely online in the fall due to the pandemic. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Eugene today, seeks a temporary restraining order against the proposed rule issued on July 6 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
  • A student member has been appointed to the University Task Force on Long-term Responses to COVID-19. Anthony Dillard, a third-year political science major, was selected from more than 80 applicants for the student member position. The task force had an initial meeting in June to review its charge and will meet again in the coming weeks to begin their work.




  • The Oregon Health Authority reports 12,438 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 309 cases in Lane County, 2,966 in Multnomah County, and 54 in Coos County on July 13. Thirty-three members of the UO community have tested positive.
  • 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 outlines 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.