Student Message: University Housing Isolation and Quarantine Updates

This message was sent to all residents on January 7, 2022.

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Eugene community, the University of Oregon is preparing for additional cases among students on campus. In response, for the safety and well-being of our students, and developed in coordination with Lane County Public Health, the UO is updating our COVID-19 isolation protocols. 

For residence hall students who may need to isolate due to COVID-19, the UO will provide an isolation space on campus, or in a local hotel, to the extent possible. In the event that isolation spaces reach capacity, students living in residence halls who test positive will need to isolate in their rooms following the current UO COVID-19 exposure guidelines

The UO Care Team will work with students to determine where they should isolate. If a residence hall student tests positive, the Care Team will be in touch, or students can call 541-346-2292, to receive guidance on the next steps for isolation. Students experiencing severe symptoms will be prioritized for isolation spaces on-campus.

Residence hall roommates of students who test positive for COVID-19 

Students living in residence halls who have a roommate that tests positive for COVID-19 would be considered in “close contact” and will need to follow the close contact guidance

If a student is experiencing symptoms and not currently quarantining, there are testing options available on campus. 

You can find more information on isolation and quarantine as a University Housing resident on our blog.

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Did you know? Testing options are now available for students with symptoms 

Students with viral symptoms who are unsure whether they need a medical evaluation can contact University Health Services at 541-346-2770 or their healthcare provider to determine if and where they should be tested.  

Students with mild viral symptoms can pick up a COVID-19 self-directed test kit from the ticket booths outside of McArthur Court, on days when the UO’s COVID-19 Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) is operational. No appointment is needed but students should anticipate a wait time of around one hour.