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June 30, 2021-From the President: EOU health & safety guidelines remain in effect after June 30


While all state level pandemic restrictions will lift on June 30 (EO 21-15), Eastern Oregon University policies and guidelines for face coverings and distancing will remain in effect, pending guidance from the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OR-OSHA) and completion of our planning for vaccination verifications and exemptions. This is consistent with our commitment throughout the pandemic to ensure the health and safety of the entire EOU community and intended to support a return to fully in-person operations and activities in the fall. 

Effective June 30, the following guidelines remain in effect:

Campus buildings are open to the public for normal business hours, including campus visitors and prospective students.

Face coverings are required in shared indoor spaces, as outlined in the Face Covering Policy. Face coverings and distancing are not required outdoors. Employees and students must continue to complete the Daily Health Check before arriving on campus each day.

In-person groups of 8 or fewer people may meet without masks if everyone present shows proof of vaccination, as outlined in the Face Covering Policy.

Employees may travel for business reasons with approval from their division vice president.

Regional Centers and Offices should continue to consult with their host campus or location regarding protocols and procedures. Enhanced cleaning protocols will continue to remain in place.

We continue to strongly encourage employees, students and partners to get vaccinated. Note that the Public Employees’ Benefit Board (PEBB) is giving members the chance to add an extra $100 to your gross pay. If you are an active PEBB-eligible state, university or local government employee, you probably qualify. Visit the PEBB website for more information.

EOU will continue to consult CDC and OSHA guidance and meet with local public health authorities as we update plans for the summer and fall. Changes that affect EOU’s COVID protection and prevention measures will be promptly communicated to the university community. 

Please visit eou.edu/coronavirus for updates and frequently asked questions, and contact Human Resources or your supervisor with questions, or submit them via this form.

We will share additional updates as they become available.

Thank you, 
Tom Insko, ’94
President, Eastern Oregon University