Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The University of Oregon has been monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and has prepared contingency and continuity plans to protect the health and security of our students, faculty, staff, and community. For continual updates, FAQs, travel advisories, and access to resources, visit the UO’s coronavirus website.

UO has enacted measures in consultation with guidance from the Oregon Health Authority to limit the spread of COVID-19. Governor Kate Brown took issued executive action to address large gatherings, social distancing, and mitigation efforts to help protect vulnerable individuals.

Remember to wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds, avoid close contact with people, stay home if you are sick, and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

UO Change of Operations Effective March 15 in Response to Coronavirus

  • The UO campus remains open and operating under a normal schedule, including business functions, office hours and other support operations.
  • Residence halls are staying open over spring break and beyond, and limited dining will be available during spring break.
  • Nonessential events and gatherings of more than 50 people are canceled. For information and guidance about events or to seek a waiver, please use this web form. In addition, attendance at all UO home athletic events will be restricted primarily to participating student-athletes, essential personnel and credentialed media. The UO Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will communicate directly with ticket-holders about refunds.
  • No final exams are being offered in-personfor winter term.
  • For the first three weeks of the spring term beginning March 30, the UO is delivering all classes remotely.
  • All nonessential university travel, both domestic and international, is suspended indefinitely.
  • We strongly encourage students, faculty, and staff to consider not traveling during spring break.

The full message on operations changes in response to coronavirus from President Michael Schill can be found here.


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