Coronavirus Information

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

The University of Oregon has modified its operations to safeguard the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and the community due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.


Return to Campus

The University of Oregon is planning for a return to in-person instruction for fall term 2020 and resumption of some on-campus activities starting as early as summer, following approval and guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities.

Find information regarding the planning process, including key working groups and topics under consideration.

Return to Campus Planning

  • The University of Oregon is providing information about positive COVID-19 test results for students and for members of the UO community who have accessed university facilities within 14 days of being tested.
  • Before leaving home for campus, please remember these two steps:

    1. Do a self-check. If you've had even one COVID-19 related symptom within the previous three days, stay home.
    2. Have your face covering with you. While on campus, you must wear a homemade or purchased face covering at all times. The UO will make face coverings available to those who need them. Accommodations and exemptions will be made where necessary.
  • The university is planning for a responsible and safe to return to in-person, on-campus instruction, in compliance and coordination with federal, state, and local orders and guidance. Visit Return to Campus for more information.
  • The commitment deadline for undergraduate students admitted to the UO for fall 2020 has been extended to September 1, 2020. Prospective students and their families can experience what it’s like to be a Duck, through our Virtual Visits.
  • The university is providing remote education for summer term. Students can find resources and support at Remote Resources for Students.
  • Assistance is available for students dealing with serious financial disruptions. Students who are eligible to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-20 academic year are urged to apply online to request CARES Act funds. All students may also apply for the donor-support Students in Crisis Fund by calling 541-346-3216 or visiting To give to the fund, visit

Last updated July 1, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19

The university is continually updating the FAQs as new guidance and information is shared from the CDC and local, state, and federal health authorities.

Last updated July 8, 2020, at 4:06 p.m.


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The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. There are some general precautions you should always take to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Do not go to work or class.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Information about COVID-19

Health Support

If you suspect you are sick with COVID-19, call your healthcare provider before visiting in person. The following health center providers serve UO students in Eugene, Portland, and Coos Bay, respectively

Eugene Students

Portland Students

OIMB Students​​

Messages and News

July 9, 2020
Positive test results in UO community and taking care of each other
July 8, 2020
An additional University of Oregon student has tested positive for COVID-19 in Eugene
July 6, 2020
Three additional University of Oregon students have tested positive for COVID-19 in Eugene.
July 2, 2020
Four additional University of Oregon students have tested positive for COVID-19 in Eugene.
July 1, 2020
Nine additional University of Oregon students have tested positive for COVID-19 in Eugene.
June 29, 2020
Three additional University of Oregon students have tested positive for COVID-19 in Eugene.

All Messages and News »

“Times like these can be stressful and cause anxiety, which is why I encourage each of you to be good to one another and to remember the UO is a welcoming and diverse community that values inclusivity, compassion, and global engagement. COVID-19 is very quickly showing the world that it does not recognize race, nationality, nor ethnicity, so please avoid stereotyping or stigmatizing any particular individuals or groups of people because of this public health emergency. Now is the time to offer kindness, empathy, and support to friends, colleagues, and classmates who may be directly or indirectly affected by the outbreak.”
President Michael Schill

Travel Advisories

All nonessential university travel, both domestic and international (including local, reimbursable travel by motor vehicle), is suspended indefinitely. For more information and guidance on UO travel or to seek a travel waiver, email

We strongly encourage students, faculty and staff consider not to travel. We know that may not be possible, but everyone should be aware of travel warnings, quarantine restrictions and other guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help inform personal travel choices.

For more information on UO travel or to start the petition process, email


Campus administrators and staff are actively working to monitor the situation and take precautions to protect the campus community. We have a long-standing university response protocol to support public health within our communities. The Incident Management Team is actively updating plans and protocols in coordination with local, state and federal health officials. Here are some additional resources you may find helpful to keep you informed.