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Dec. 17, 2021 – Friday COVID Update

University Community, 

As students head home and we continue the holiday season, here are a few final reminders regarding COVID-19 safety.  

  • Campus closure

Campus will be closed Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, with most offices reopening the same day term begins, on Monday, Jan. 3. There will not be a Friday COVID Update on Dec. 24 or Dec. 31. Watch for new messages when classes resume. 

  • COVID-19 variants

We are closely monitoring the developments of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, and continue working with local and state health authorities to respond appropriately. 

Winter Term Reminders

  • Students who plan to begin classes at EOU in Winter Term (did not take classes Fall Term) must submit the COVID-19 Immunization Verification form with a copy of their vaccination card or doctor’s note before attending in-person classes or activities. 
  • 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). Student Affairs staff is reaching out to unvaccinated students with details about on-campus testing Dec. 30 and Jan. 3. 
  • Unvaccinated students who test positive or do not complete a test on time will not be permitted to attend in-person classes or use on-campus services 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! 

If you plan to travel or gather with others this holiday season, remember to practice healthy behaviors: wash hands regularly, avoid interactions if you’re ill, and wear a face covering indoors. Find more information at eou.edu/coronavirus. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season.

Thank you, 

Executive Leadership Team