DAILY CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Latest news and 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.

  • Instructors continue to prepare for remote teaching for spring term, which begins on March 30. The Office of the Provost sent faculty and graduate employees information and guidance about connecting with students, livestreaming courses, accessibility, and other academic matters for the coming term. An academic continuity page continues to be updated with information for instructors.
     
  • The university continues to work with the campus community to support the governor’s orders for residents to stay home to stay safe. As part of the effort to reduce the spread of the virus, University Housing residence halls and dining facilities will remain open during spring term only for students who have no other safe housing option, including students who:
    • Would otherwise be without housing if required to leave.
    • Cannot travel home due to safety issues or travel restrictions.
    • Would otherwise face an increased health or personal risk returning home.
    • Students who are not currently on campus are asked not to travel to campus until the order has been lifted.
       
  • As a critical student service, the University Counseling Center will remain open during spring term for in-person appointments and drop-in therapy, while adhering to CDC health guidelines. Additional information is available on the counseling center webpage or by calling the support/crisis line 541-346-3227.
     
  • The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 209 in Oregonincluding four in Lane County.
     
  • The university continues to work in close coordination with the Oregon Health Authority and our companion institutions and agencies.
     
  • Questions, concerns, or suggestions not addressed in the FAQs should continue to be directed to this web form or to the coronavirus information line at 541-346-7007 (the line is staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays).