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Nov. 16, 2020 – Governor issues two-week “freeze”

EOU Community: 

EOU will maintain current operations, as our existing COVID-19 protocols comply with standards set in the statewide two-week freeze announced today by the Governor’s Office. 

Employees’ work arrangements will continue as previously determined by HR and their direct supervisors. Campus dining services will adapt to take-out only, and the fitness center will be closed to non-team use. 

As outlined in EOU’s Resumption plan, fall term courses will proceed until Thanksgiving Break and go fully remote afterward. Online classes and regional centers will continue to operate as they have been throughout the term. The university plans to test all on-campus students for COVID-19 before resuming activities for Winter Term (additional details about testing plans will be shared soon). 

Per the Governor’s directives, students and employees are strongly encouraged not to travel or engage in social gatherings. This will be hard with Thanksgiving around the corner, but the best way to keep your family safe is to stay close to home. Those who choose to leave the state for non-essential travel over Thanksgiving Break, must quarantine for two weeks (14 days) when they return to La Grande.  

In the meantime, make sure to complete your Daily Self Health Check in Mountie Hub before coming to campus each day. Mask up indoors and outside. Practice good hygiene and physical distancing. We continue to track cases at EOU on our dashboard

According to the Oregon Health Authority, the rapid increase of cases across the state is due to social gatherings. If you do not need to leave home, you shouldn’t. Visit the Center for Health and Development website for additional information and updates about current case levels in the region.

Together, it’s possible. 


Executive Leadership Team

P.S. Visit eou.edu/coronavirus for more information or to submit questions about EOU’s ongoing pandemic response.