OSU COVID-19 Testing: The OSU community has been fortunate to have surveillance, prevalence, and screening testing help from the TRACE team during the 20-21 academic year. The TRACE-OSU testing program informed decision making as well as the rapid containment of COVID-19. Moving forward, vaccination will serve as OSU’s primary mitigation measure for reducing the risk and spread of COVID-19. Regular prevalence testing concluded on June 11, 2021. We will continue to conduct wastewater surveillance in Corvallis, Bend and Newport. When needed, university-provided testing will be managed by Student Health Services. Unvaccinated students living in on-campus housing may be required to continue participating in high-frequency testing. Other individuals who are interested in receiving COVID-19 tests should seek out local resources, most of which offer testing with no out-of-pocket cost. Units and programs that would like to discuss the use of university-resourced testing in their specific settings, including employment settings, should contact Jenny Haubenreiser, associate vice provost and executive director of Student Health Services.
As always, we will keep you updated on how these changes will guide decisions on university operations and public health measures.