Coronavirus information

page updated March 30, 2020, 1:21 p.m.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

“I am very proud of and thankful for our EOU community, especially during this time. It is our resilience and compassion for one another that makes this such a special place to study, work and live…If you need anything during this time or have questions, the entire EOU leadership team is here to support you. Your health and safety is our No. 1 priority.”

– EOU President Tom Insko

page updated March 30, 2020, 1:21 p.m.

Eastern Oregon University is monitoring the global coronavirus (COVID-19) health situation actively and is collaborating closely with local public health experts and university leaders to provide prevention, response and travel information as well as additional resources to the EOU community.

At this time, we are not aware of any cases directly connected with the EOU community and the risk to students and employees appears to be relatively low. We are actively monitoring developments at the local, state and national levels. EOU officials are also working with the public health department and are part of a statewide response group.

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.


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Students need your help during the COVID-19 crisis

EOU CampusRight 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.

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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 eou.edu/emergency. 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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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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Travel Advisory

EOU recommends against unnecessary travel through April, 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

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


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).