Chief Resilience Officer: UO closes to “general public”

Dear students, faculty, staff and community members,

The coronavirus outbreak has created unprecedented challenges for the University of Oregon, our state, and the nation. As we work to respond to this quickly-changing situation, our first priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. As part of this focus on the UO community, the university will be shifting to a modified operational status.

Campuses in Eugene, Portland, and Charleston are open only for students, faculty, staff, and those with official business on campus. Effective immediately, the university’s buildings and facilities are closed to the general public. All members of the UO community who remain on campus are encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control. Plans are being developed to address access for those with official business, including deliveries and vendors. At a minimum, signage will be placed on doors with the phone number to contact UOPD for assistance with access.

Thank you for your patience, cooperation, and understanding during this challenging time. Please know this is a fluid situation, and our operational status could change with little notice. For the latest information – including a list of adjusted or suspended operations on campus – please visit 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).

Thank You,
André Le Duc
Chief Resilience Officer
Safety and Risk Services

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7 Responses to Chief Resilience Officer: UO closes to “general public”

  1. Playful Otter says:

    Can the Chief Resilience Officer (or anyone in JH who gets the big bucks for planning UOs future) tell us what the UO will do financially if enrollment drops next term (or the term after) by 30%?

  2. She-Ra says:

    I hope the administration remembers many of us faculty do not do our job by sitting silently at a computer all day.
    And some of us cannot just pack up and do work from home.
    Field research
    Playing the gigantic pipe organ in Beall Hall
    I’m sure readers will have many other examples.

    • uomatters says:

      You’re not the “general public”.

    • unclassifiedUO says:

      yes, what would the word do without the majority of scholarship that the UO turns out? better we ignore the COVID-19 pandemic so that our tenured faculty’s lives aren’t derailed by having to consider someone else’s needs

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