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Dec. 3, 2021 – Friday COVID Update

University Community, 

EOU hosted another successful vaccination clinic on campus this week, partnering with CHD to provide vaccines and boosters to over 30 students and employees. 

Drive-thru vaccination clinic Sunday-Friday

CHD will offer vaccinations at a drive-through clinic Dec. 5 to 10 at the Union County Fairgrounds. Moderna, Pfizer and J&J vaccines will be available for doses and boosters. Pediatric doses will also be available. No pre-registration. Find details at chdinc.org/covid19-vaccine

Omicron variant

State health authorities and university leaders are monitoring the new COVID-19 Omicron variant that is developing around the globe. EOU continues meeting with local and state public health to monitor the situation. The emergence of the Omicron variant reminds us it is important to get vaccinated and to maintain safety and health measures. 

Winter Term Reminders

  • Students who plan to begin classes at EOU in Winter Term (didn’t take classes Fall Term) must  submit the COVID-19 Immunization Verification form with a copy of their vaccination card or doctor’s note by Dec. 17. Students requesting a nonmedical exemption must meet with the Student Health Center (shc@eou.edu) for additional information and forms. 
  • Unvaccinated students must submit a negative COVID-19 test before attending in-person classes. (PCR test must be taken no earlier than Dec. 27 in order to start classes on Jan. 3) Free, on-campus testing will be offered Dec. 30 and Jan. 3. Additional information coming soon.
  • Unvaccinated students who test positive or do not complete a test on time will not be permitted to attend in-person classes until they meet the requirement. Faculty should plan to make accommodations for students who cannot attend in-person classes while they await COVID test results. 

Please do not forget! 

It’s flu season! Now is a great time to get your annual flu shot. Regular hand-washing, proper face coverings and completing the Daily Health Check remain critical to maintaining a safe and healthy learning and work environment. Contact your supervisor if you feel ill, or if you have questions about COVID-19 safety measures. Do not come to campus if you are sick in any way.

Thank you for your vigilance in protecting the welfare of our campus community as we all work to provide a high-quality education in rural Oregon. Find more information at eou.edu/coronavirus

Thank you, 

Executive Leadership Team