DAILY CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Latest news and campus announcements

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Here are the current announcements and decisions about university operations related to COVID-19. The latest information is available on the UO Coronavirus webpage.

  • The state of Oregon is mandating cancellation of events and gatherings of more than 25 people for four weeks (through April 13, 2020), and recommends avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people if possible. If you have questions about your specific event, please contact your event organizer.
  • President Michael Schill and Provost Patrick Phillips talk in this video about the unprecedented measures the UO is taking to protect the campus community and ensure that students continue to receive a quality education.
  • Provost Phillips offers thanks and guidance to faculty and staff working to maintain a quality student educational opportunities while moving instruction to remote learning.
  • UO leadership is asking supervisors to direct faculty and employees to begin working from home if they can do so in ways that do not inhibit the university’s ability to provide core services or delivery of education to students. Employees should check in with their supervisor about their work arrangements. Guidance is available on the FAQ page
  • LTD is reducing some services and is encouraging all riders to avoid unnecessary trips aboard public transit buses and RideSource.
  • Transportation Services launches temporary daily parking permit program for faculty staff who don’t currently have parking permits and are seeking alternatives to public transportation to get to campus.
  • All admissions events - Pathway Breakfast, Oregon Receptions, Spring Receptions, Spring IntroDUCKtion, Embracing the Future, Connections, and Campus Tours – are cancelled for the next month. If you are already in transit to campus, a map will be provided to you for a self-tour across campus. Programs will be re-evaluated April 17.
  • The Pac-12 announced the cancellation of all spring sports. Coaches and students have been notified by athletics. 
  • At this time, all nonessential university-sponsored travel, both domestic and international, is suspended until further notice. All university-sponsored trips by employees and researchers must go through a waiver process. For more information and guidance on UO travel, email travelsafe@uoregon.edu.
  • Effective March 17, dining will offer only grab and go optionsSee the housing site for more details. During spring break, only Duck Bucks, cash, or credit will be accepted at dining facilities. Meal points will not be available until spring term starts on March 30. Resources for folks who may be food insecure can be found at https://dos.uoregon.edu/food.
  • The DuckStore is offering several resources including: Making spring term materials available for purchase or rental one week early effective immediately; online purchase or rental of textbooks and digital course materials through UODuckStore.com; free shipping on all orders to provide access for students who are studying remotely. This expanded service will be available until further notice.
  • UO Information Services encourages everyone to be aware that phishing scams and cyberattacks may prey on concerns about COVID-19 and may impersonate university officials or government agencies. See these tips on how to defend yourself against COVD-19 cyberscams.
  • The UO continues to work in close coordination with the Oregon Health Authority and our companion institutions and agencies.
  • Questions, concerns or suggestions should continue to be directed to this web form or to a new coronavirus information line at 541-346-7007 (the line will be staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays).