Coronavirus information


Learn more about EOU’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

page updated July 22, 2020, 11:20 a.m.

EOU’s top priorities are the health of our university community and the academic progress of our students. While doing our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we remain committed to our students’ success and look forward to returning to in-person instruction in fall 2020.

Coronavirus information on this website is intended to serve as a resource for EOU community members and will be updated as the evolving global health situation changes.

Please click here to download important information on the COVID-19 virus.


EOU is proactively testing students who are returning to campus. To review this information, click the button below.

COVID-19 Safety Concerns

Please follow the link below to report any COVID-19 related safety concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Latest Announcements

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    Students need your help during the COVID-19 crisis

    Collage of EOU Students

    Right now, Mountaineers need your help. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of them are struggling to stay in school. If you are able, please consider a gift to the Student Crisis Fund to help at-risk students in our university family.

    Support Students In Crisis

    Preventing Communicable Diseases

    Follow these basic guidelines for the prevention of communicable diseases.

    COVID-19 appears to be spread from person to person. It can take up to two weeks to develop symptoms, which include fever with a cough and/or shortness of breath. During the cold and flu season, and especially now, it is critically important to take precautions against any communicable diseases.

    Emergency Notification System

    EOU will continue to provide updates as this situation develops. In the event of an emergency, you will receive information from the EOU Alert Emergency Notification System

    Make sure your emergency contact information is up-to-date by visiting Click on the “Contact Information Update” button, then log in and complete the form. 

    Please visit EOU’s communications protocols page for instructions on how to communicate cancellations, closures and other Coronavirus-related subjects.

    EOU Communications

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    Travel Advisory

    EOU recommends against unnecessary travel, whether international or within the United States. You may be required to self-isolate or be quarantined upon your return to campus.

    The Office of International Student Services discourages international travel in light of COVID-19.

    If you must travel, below are reliable travel advisories and restrictions published by various U.S. agencies. 

    U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories

    CDC COVID-19 Information for Travel 

    Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 updates

    Social Distancing

    Social distancing is the direct effort of decreasing the spread of infection and includes reducing interactions between people, such as limiting proximity to others, decreasing attendance at events and limiting non-essential travel. 

    Per guidance from the State of Oregon, all gatherings over 25 people will be canceled statewide effective March 16. A gathering is defined as any event in a space in which appropriate social distancing of a minimum of three feet cannot be maintained.

    Learn more about social distancing (PDF)

    Please click here to download EOU’s Work From Home Preparedness Checklist. (PDF)

    COVID-19 Guidance from The Oregon Health Authority

    Guidance from the Oregon Health Authority.

    Guidance for Interruptions of Studies

    U.S. Department of Education Guidance for Interruptions of Study Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). (PDF)