DAILY CORONAVIRUS 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.



  • Zoom has issued a required upgrade to improve meeting security. If your computer is managed by your IT department, they will update Zoom for you. If you need to update Zoom on your computer, open the application, click on your picture (or initials) in the upper right corner, select “Check for Updates,” and install any updates when prompted. After May 30, you will be forced to upgrade Zoom to version 5 before connecting to a meeting.
  • The UO has received $8 million in Emergency CARES grants that are available to students who have incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. Examples of eligible expenses include medical, food, housing, utility, and technology expenses; relocation costs to return home; unexpected childcare; course materials; and other unexpected expenses. Students who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for the emergency grants
  • Students may also seek support from the donor-supported Students in Crisis Fund. Students who are dealing with serious financial disruptions that might negatively impact their academics are encouraged to call 541-346-3216 or visit dos.uoregon.edu. To give to the fund, visit giving.uoregon.edu



  • The Oregon Health Authority reports 3,801 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 66 cases in Lane County, and 1,018 in Multnomah County on May 20
  • The university continues to work in close coordination with the Oregon Health Authority and our companion institutions and agencies.