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.

NEW:

  • University leadership sent a message to campus speaking out against hatred, racism, and violence, and reaffirmed the university’s commitment to inclusion and making sure that all students at the University of Oregon are successful, regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, socio-economic background, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The message acknowledges that COVID-19 amplifies inequities and that the university must work hard to ensure we do our part to support all students and communities.
  • This week’s Weekly Teaching Update from the Provost Faculty and GE Support Group offers resources for all instructors on designing exams and bringing the term to a close.  

REMINDERS:

  • The University of Oregon voluntary summer work share program launched this week. Employees interested in the program should consult their supervisor and submit their request by June 3. Each unit will review employee elections and provide final approval.
  • Find information about the UO’s return to campus, including plans for the possible return to in-person instruction for fall term 2020 and resumption of some on-campus activities.
  • The fall class schedule and priority registration information for students will be 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.
  • President Michael H. Schill sent a message to students in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month coming to a close. The email included resources for students through the University Counseling Center and other campus offices that are available even while the university is operating remotely.
  • 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. 

RESOURCES:

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • The Oregon Health Authority reports 4,131 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 68 cases in Lane County, and 1,121 in Multnomah County on May 29.
  • The university continues to work in close coordination with the Oregon Health Authority and our companion institutions and agencies.