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Feb. 11, 2022 – Friday COVID Update

University Community, 

Working together for almost two years of this pandemic, the EOU community has been a leader in protecting the welfare of the students and employees while providing a high-quality education in rural Oregon. Together we’ve maintained our commitment to safety and health.

The Governor announced this week that Oregon would lift its statewide indoor mask mandate by no later than March 31. Currently, however, the statewide indoor mask mandate remains in effect and EOU’s indoor mask mandate does as well.

In the coming weeks we will await final action by the Governor and then determine the appropriate time frame for modifying EOU’s COVID mitigation protocols. As is our practice, decisions will be guided by recommendations and input from state and local health experts. We will continue to keep the university community updated through regular email communications. 

COVID-19 case numbers in our community remain high. We will continue to track and monitor case counts, as university leaders coordinate with CHD (local Health Authority), OR-OSHA, and Oregon Health Authority (OHA). 

This week’s health reminders

  • If you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, check this handy guide for a range of scenarios.
  • Stay home if you have illness symptoms of any kind, and contact your supervisor. 
  • Complete the Daily Self Health Check in Mountie Hub before you arrive on campus. 
  • Wear a proper face covering indoors. KN95 masks are available at building entrances.
  • The next on-campus vaccination clinic will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., March 2 in the Quinn Practice Gym. Learn more and make an appointment at chdinc.org/mar2-eou-clinic.

Testing clinics for students Tuesdays and Fridays

Student Affairs has resources to test symptomatic and COVID-positive students, as well as those students who have been exposed to COVID-19. These students must test negative before they return to in-person classes. Additional information has been sent to students via email. 

Employees who have symptoms or need a test have several options

  1. Order free at-home tests provided by the federal government at covidtests.gov.
  2. Go to your doctor’s office or urgent care. Please do not visit an emergency department/room for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.
  3. Attend weekly testing on Tuesdays at the Union County Fairgrounds.

Students with questions should contact Student Affairs (saffairs@eou.edu) or call the COVID Hotline at 541-962-3260. Employees with questions should contact their supervisor or Human Resources (hr-group@eou.edu).

Your continued dedication to protecting our shared campus community is vital. These next few weeks are critical to maintaining the collective safety and health of EOU students and employees.  


Executive Leadership Team