COVID-19 UPDATE: Positive test results in UO Community

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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.

NEW:

  • Three University of Oregon students tested positive for COVID-19 on June 22 in Eugene. One additional student is a presumptive positive. All four students are recovering in isolation. Public health officials are conducting contact tracing and monitoring for individuals associated with these positive cases. The University of Oregon is providing information about positive COVID-19 test results for students and employees within the UO community.
  • As a reminder, the best way to prevent infection of COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Avoid social engagements and establishments where physical distancing and face covering guidelines are not being followed. Wash your hands often, put at least six feet of distance between yourself and others outside your home, and cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others. And remember, some people without symptoms may still be able to spread the virus.
  • President Michael Schill and Provost Patrick Phillips thanked faculty, staff, and GEs for their extraordinary efforts throughout spring term in a message to campus. They encouraged everyone to recharge this summer and reminded colleagues that, for fall term, the Return to Campus webpage will continue to be updated with the latest information.

REMINDERS:

  • 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.
  • Multnomah County entered Phase 1 of Gov. Kate Brown’s reopening plan on June 19. There are no 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.
  • 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.

RESOURCES:

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • The Oregon Health Authority reports 7,083 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 106 cases in Lane County, and 1,849 in Multnomah County on June 22. Five members of the UO community have tested positive or are presumptive 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.
  • 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.