Oregon State University currently provides primarily in-person and on-site learning, teaching, work, programs and activities. We are confident we can continue to do so with the many plans and tools in place to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.
Safe and effective vaccines — The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. All vaccines and boosters have shown they are highly effective at preventing severe illness and death from COVID-19.
High vaccination rates in our community — Currently, 93% of OSU students and 96% of employees are fully vaccinated. Also, Benton and Deschutes counties have some of the highest vaccination rates in Oregon and boosters are available statewide.
OSU has robust testing and clear quarantine and isolation protocols to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
Face coverings are required in all indoor settings, and proof of either up-to-date vaccination status or a recent negative test is required at designated events, including athletics events, concerts and conferences.
Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from severe illness and death. Vaccines reduce the risk of people spreading the virus. Studies show that vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. Learn more about the benefits of getting vaccinated.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) defines being up to date as having received a booster or a second vaccine dose of Moderna within the past five months; a booster or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine within the past five months; or receipt of an initial dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the past two months.
Booster requirement: OSU requires employees and students who work, learn or engage with others in-person as part of their job duties to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines doses.
Proof of up-to-date vaccination for designated events: Proof of up-to-date vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test is required to participate in designated activities.
Vaccine access: OSU will continue to support the regional distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Corvallis, Bend and other locations throughout the state. Corvallis-based students can find local booster dose information at Samaritan Health Services or Benton County Health Department.
OSU employees and students who are required to comply with OSU’s Vaccination Program; work or study on the Corvallis or Bend campus; and who meet an exemption not to be vaccinated, will be required to test for COVID-19 weekly.
OSU will continue to conduct wastewater surveillance and genome sequencing in Corvallis, Bend and Newport locations. Testing of Wastewater provides OSU with another indication of the presence of the coronavirus in the area sampled.
Winter Term Campus-Based Testing
Student Experience Center: Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m
Cascade Hall 120: Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ray Hall 302: Mon-Wed 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m.
Positive Case Notification
OSU requires all students and employees report if they have tested positive for COVID-19 and been on-site at any OSU location in the previous 10 days.
Notify OSU by completing the Positive COVID-19 Notification Form.
For more guidance, visit the Positive Case Notification page.
Policies and Guidelines
OSU’s COVID-19 Safety & Success Policy remains in effect and applies to all Oregon State University locations and activities and serves the university’s goal to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.
Guidelines for responding to community members not wearing face coverings.
Safety and Success Policy Enforces:
Quarantine & Isolation Requirements