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|What You Need to Know|
Fall In-person Instruction and Operations:
Thanks to carefully developed safety plans, the UO remains confident and committed to welcoming students back to campus for in-person learning, living, and experiences for fall term. Our full suite of safety plans and tools include: requiring vaccinations for all students, faculty, and staff [except those with philosophical objections who watch a video], requiring face coverings [not really, see the FAQ below], activating a regular testing strategy [regular but slow – UO won’t promise testing results quicker than 4 days], and other measures. See the COVID-19 website for more information.
Vaccination: More than 95% of UO students and employees who’ve submitted their information are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you have not already submitted, please take action now.
Students are required to use myUOHealth to submit their records. Students in residence halls must do so by September 14; all others by September 27. Remember, students who submit by September 12 will be entered to win prizes.Employees are required to complete a secure online form. The form is mobile-friendly and can be completed using any device. The deadline is September 17.Learn more on the UO vaccine webpage.
Information Session: UO Safety and Risk Services will be hosting an info session for university employees on the latest campus event regulations and UO event guidance. The session takes place Tuesday, August 31, at 1:30 p.m. Register for this session. See the regulation details.
Help Wanted: The Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) K-12 testing program is hiring, with multiple immediate openings to help provide free testing to K-12 schools in southern Oregon counties. Complete details are on the K-12 testing webpage.
Will classes be held in rooms at full capacity?
Classes are scheduled at their pre-COVID capacities for fall 2021.
Will students be required to wear masks in class?
Yes, the university has an indoor face-covering requirement, including classroom spaces, for all individuals. The face-covering requirement will continue to follow CDC and other public health authority sector guidance for higher education and will be based on public health indicators, including campus vaccination rates, campus case rates, community case rates, CDC transmission rates, and hospitalization data.
Can an instructor teach in-person classes without a mask if they can maintain at least 6 feet of distance from the students?
Yes, a fully vaccinated instructor who is at least 6 feet away from an audience can remove their mask when all others in the room are masked. If the room cannot accommodate 6-foot distancing between an instructor and students, the instructor must remain masked.
See more information for instructors and researchers on the Office of the Provost website.
See all the UO’s COVID-19 FAQs.