BEAVER HEALTHY

Beaver Nation is ready for fall term.

We are excited to welcome the OSU community back to in-person and on-site learning, teaching, work, programs and activities. We are confident we can do so with the many plans and tools we have to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.


Safe and effective vaccines — The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is now fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and all vaccines have shown they are highly effective at preventing serious illness from COVID-19.


High vaccination rates in our community So far, 94% of OSU students who have submitted their information for compliance with OSU’s vaccination requirement are fully vaccinated, well in advance of the university’s Sept. 15 vaccination requirement deadline. Also, Benton and Deschutes counties have some of the highest vaccination rates in Oregon.


OSU has strong testing, quarantine and isolation protocols to help limit the spread of COVID-19.


Face coverings are required in all indoor settings, as well as outdoor spaces where physical distancing is not feasible, and proof-of-vaccine requirements at designated events, including athletics events, concerts and conferences.

Beaver Nation is adaptable, responsive and ready. Welcome to fall term!


Vaccination Program Requirement

Quick Reference Guide for Beaver Healthy Resources

Vaccination

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from COVID-19, especially severe illness and death. COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of people spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. Learn more about the benefits of getting vaccinated.

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.

Vaccine Requirement: OSU requires employees and students who work, learn or engage with others in-person as part of their job duties to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19.

High Vaccination Rates: Vaccination rates at OSU are very high. So far, 94% of students reporting are fully vaccinated; 96% of employees reporting are fully vaccinated.

Proof of Vaccine for Designated Events:  Proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test is required to participate in designated activities.

Vaccine Access: OSU will continue to support local distribution of vaccines in CorvallisBend and other OSU locations throughout the state, including easy access to boosters.  Corvallis-based students can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Student Health Services.

Testing

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.

  • Fully vaccinated individuals who wish to obtain a test at an OSU location may do so.
  • Students experiencing symptoms should contact Student Health Services for testing.
  • Employees experiencing symptoms should contact their health provider for testing.

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.

Testing Locations:

Corvallis
LaSells Stewart Center: M-F 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. as of Sept. 8, 2021 (offline between Sept. 18-21)
Student Experience Center: M-F 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. as of Sept. 22

Bend
Ray Hall 302, Mon/Tue 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mon 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. as of Sept. 13

Positive Case Notification

OSU requires that employees and students report if they have been on-site at any OSU location in the previous 14 days and meet one of the following conditions:

  • Test positive for COVID-19.
  • Receive a COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • Experience COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are not fully vaccinated.

For more guidance, visit the Positive Case Notification web 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