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.
Masks are welcome but no longer required at OSU. Those at higher risk should continue to wear masks.
Safe and effective vaccines — The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are 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, 92% of OSU students and 95% 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 protocols to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
OSU requires all employees and students who work, learn or engage with others in-person as part of their job duties to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations, though exceptions are allowed when based on medical or disability reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs.
Individuals who wish to obtain a COVID-19 PCR test at any OSU location may do so. However, do not test on campus if you are symptomatic.
Note: Free self-test kits are available around campus.
OSU will continue to conduct COVID-19 wastewater surveillance and genome sequencing.
Spring Term Campus-Based Testing
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 Positive Case Notification.
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.
Safety & Success Policy includes: