We have gotten through this challenging time by looking out for each other and for our community. We continue to follow the latest public health guidance, wear face coverings indoors and get vaccinated.
We remain optimistic that public health conditions will allow Oregon State University to provide primarily in-person teaching on our campuses and on-site research, engagement, extracurricular programs and activities.
The return process will be gradual and flexible. We know the transition requires patience and compassion, as much as clarity and structure. Pathway to Fall complies with state and local health guidelines and is informed by public health experts from a joint task force from Oregon State University and the University of Oregon.
While we expect vaccination to drive dramatic improvements in public health conditions well before fall term, we anticipate continuing to employ an appropriate mix of public health measures, such as wearing face coverings indoors, maintaining physical distance and utilizing COVID-19 testing.