Find answers to common questions regarding COVID-19 and OSU's response. Questions and answers are updated frequently, so check back often for more information.
March 29, 2021-June 11, 2021 - Spring Term
The main floor of the Valley Library building is currently open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday for Spring Term by reservations.
ANTICIPATED ACCESS TO LIBRARY SPACES/FLOORS/SERVICES
We are planning for study space on the main floor of the Valley Library to be available by reservation only in spring 2021 from 10am-5pm Monday-Friday. Use Reserve a Seat to request a study space or computer workstation in advance, or library staff will help you make a reservation when you arrive. A Carry Out window is available for walk up without a reservation to pick up materials. We are also planning for the Java II space and the outside tents to be available without reservations during these times.
GUIN LIBRARY (HMSC) AND OSU-CASCADES LIBRARY
The Guin Library building is currently closed to the public. Holds may be picked up during the library’s doorbell pickup hours: Monday, Wednesday and
Friday from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Guin Library’s virtual hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information about the Guin Library, contact [email protected].
The OSU-Cascades Library hours are dependent on the operation level at the Cascades campus in Bend. For information about the OSU-Cascades Library, check their website, www.osucascades.edu/library or contact [email protected]
The deadline to elect S/U grading for spring 2021 courses is being extended to Monday, May 31, 2021, at 5 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time). All other rules about S/U grading are unchanged.
If you are not well, remain in your residence hall and contact your primary care physician, or the Student Health Services Nurse Advice Line, or a local emergency medical care provider. Please remain mindful of physical distancing and prepare to quarantine.
The Office of the Registrar does not accept digital/electronic signatures. We are temporarily loosening our requirement for wet ink signatures. In lieu of wet ink signatures, current students can submit forms from their OSU email account to [email protected]. Forms requiring an advisor’s signature should be sent from the student’s OSU email account to the advisor’s OSU email account. Approved forms can be sent from the advisor’s OSU email account to the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar will work to obtain additional required signatures as needed.
If the form asks for legal documents or government-issued ID, you will need to present those in-person or remotely via a Zoom video appointment. Notarized copies of your documents and current government-issued photo ID can also be mailed to the Office of the Registrar.
For Change of Grading Basis forms, please see instructions here.
The July 24, 2020, federal guidance states that students studying from inside the U.S. will be able to continue studying from within the U.S. if a university changes its mode of instruction to fully online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students are required to continue meeting their full-time enrollment requirements or have an approved alternate enrollment, reduced course load or vacation term approval, and have no other violations of status.
Because there may be changes in how some courses are offered between now and the start of the term, please continue to monitor OSU’s COVID-19 Safety & Success website for updates and check with academic advisors in your program or course instructors directly with questions. While Ecampus classes may be allowed for international student visa requirements, they may not be allowed by certain sponsors, and OSU’s Ecampus schedule of courses is limited both in variety and in class-size capacity. Therefore, unless you are already registered in Ecampus classes, it may be challenging to find a full-time course load with all Ecampus courses.
You may be able to register for and take remotely delivered courses or Ecampus online courses from outside of the U.S. However, some courses may be delivered in person. In addition, as we resume to on-site learning, some courses may not have a remote delivery option. It is highly recommended that you continue to monitor OSU’s resumption planning website for updates and check with course instructors and academic advisors directly with questions. Please also consider that the OSU Ecampus schedule of courses is limited both in variety and in class-size capacity. In addition, access to Ecampus online courses or remote delivery of courses may vary depending on global time differences, U.S. export control laws, local laws and restrictions in the student’s country of residence, access to reliable internet and a reliable computer. Instructors will deliver courses remotely at their scheduled Pacific Time (PT). Be sure that you will have access to Canvas, Zoom, VPN and other software supported by OSU.
Ecampus online courses are typically pre-recorded and accessible at time any of the day. While Ecampus classes may satisfy U.S. student visa requirements during the pandemic, the Ecampus schedule of courses is limited both in variety and in class-size capacity. Therefore, unless you are already enrolled in Ecampus classes, it may be challenging to find a full-time course load of all Ecampus courses.
Yes, the cost of internet for employees who don’t otherwise have an internet connection can be paid for with university funds for the monthly periods that employees are required to work from home in accordance with OSU COVID-19 guidance. However, prior to purchasing home internet services for their staff, supervisors should first consider the feasibility of accessing a local hotspot or obtaining “free or discounted internet” for their staff that may be available from various internet service providers (ISP) as part of their public response to COVID-19. For more information on these options see this article. For general information about working from home, please visit the COVID-19 Safety & Success for Employees website. Visit the Information Services page on internet and cell phones for more details.
Yes. Consistent with existing university policy, an employee may utilize COVID-19 or sick leave to care for a family member.
Eighty hours of paid leave is federally mandated. Eighty hours of leave is available to all OSU employees, regardless of the funding source that provides salary (e.g. state funding, grant funding, gift or alternative funding). Individuals paid on grants will be entitled to the leave in the same way as other OSU employees, and their salary should continue to be charged to the grant and other indices per allowability guidelines regardless of usage of COVID leave or other leave.
If an alternative funding mechanism materializes at a future date, we will assist in moving labor charges as appropriate, but no such funding mechanism is currently available.
The total amount of COVID-19 leave hours will be pro-rated by FTE or average hours worked for part time employees.
The COVID-19 leave is to be used in response to the effects caused by COVID-19. As such, student employees can use this leave to care for themselves or another individual, either due to illness or due to school closure or other circumstances related to COVID-19. This leave can also be used to supplement reduced work resulted due to COVID-19.
Student employees, not able to work due to the COVID-19 response or their own personal or wellness circumstances, may utilize the following university employee benefits in the following order:
Please send all unemployment claim notices to University Human Resources, Employee and Labor Relations. Electronic notices should be sent to: [email protected]; paper notices should be sent to: University Human Resources, Attn: Employee and Labor Relations, 1500 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331.
OSU is requiring all on-campus residents to complete a COVID test every week of the academic term. Students will be issued a weekly invitation code and be required to visit a TRACE OSU testing location for the self-administered test. If a student has been diagnosed with COVID in the last 30 days or needs to be exempted for another medical reason, an exemption request form is available on their MyUHDS account.
UHDS dining centers are following guidance from state and local health authorities, including increased cleaning of all touchpoints, requiring face coverings and maintaining physical distance. UHDS restaurants are now serving all meals in single-use take-out containers so that guests may take their food to go and eat in the location of their choice. In addition, dining has added more contactless options through mobile pick-up and robot delivery services.
To learn more about OSU-Cascades, visit its website.
Please talk to your resident director, and they can assist with an emergency room change process to move rooms or discuss our isolation and quarantine spaces. You can also contact the hall staff member on duty by calling on your hall’s duty phone.
To learn about how this works at OSU-Cascades, visit its website.
We encourage all residents to responsibly practice best measures to manage their health and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as daily self-monitoring for symptoms, complying with testing requirements, washing their hands frequently, wearing their cloth face covering when in public places, and following university policies around physical distancing. Information about disease prevention is being shared widely and publicly around the Corvallis campus. For detailed information about UHDS safety protocols, visit uhds.oregonstate/edu/covid19.
For more information about OSU-Cascades, visit its website.
Students who decide to cancel after moving to campus can complete a cancellation request and will not incur any cancellation fees during the 2020-21 academic year. Students will be charged only for the days they occupy their room on campus. Any unused Dining Plan Dollars will remain available on the student's account, and will roll over for an additional academic year.
Due to the unprecedented circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSU has made available greater exceptions to the First-Year Experience Live-On Requirement for first-year students during the 2020-21 academic year, including for students choosing to live with family at their address of origin.
Please see the Office of Student Life website for updates to the First Year Experience live-on requirement.
To learn about policies for OSU-Cascades, visit its website.
For the 2020-21 academic year, student-requested room changes are restricted to the same building only, unless students have an exception approved by UHDS staff. To learn more about the Corvallis campus room change process, visit our room change page.
To learn about policies for OSU-Cascades, visit its website.
If you, a dependent or a close family member are ill, you should self-isolate and call your health care provider, Student Health Services or an emergency medical care provider. Please email your instructor as soon as you anticipate that illness will prevent you from attending to a requirement or meeting a deadline. The COVID-19 Care Ambassador program (beav.es/covid-care) can help you plan for coursework if you need to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19. The Office of the Dean of Students can also assist you if you are navigating a range of extenuating life circumstances, including but not limited to prolonged illness, hospitalization, financial concerns, etc. They can be reached via Zoom chat or audio Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at beav.es/4qQ or by email at [email protected].
If an employee is sick, it is essential that supervisors express concern for the employee’s well-being and advise the employee to stay home and isolate. Supervisors should advise the employee immediately to contact by phone their primary care provider, or if they are seriously ill, contact by phone an emergency medical care provider. Employees should also be asked to fill out a Positive Case Communication form to assist in contact tracing. This form can be found here. They should always call before going into the clinic or an emergency clinic. If the employee does not have a primary care health care provider, they can contact Student Health Services or the local county health department in the community in which they reside for referrals. Employees who have been on-site at an OSU location in the previous 14 days are required to inform OSU. If the employee reports a positive test result, and they have been on-site within the previous 14 days, notification of close contacts and any affected employees is required. Information about this process can be found on the supervisor resource page.
Coronaviruses are thought to be spread most often by respiratory droplets. Although the virus can survive for a short period on some surfaces, the CDC has advised that it is unlikely to be spread from domestic or international mail, products or packaging. However, it may be possible that people can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not currently thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Learn more about safe handling of deliveries and mail.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person, and the best way to reduce your risk is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Steps you can take to reduce your risk of exposure include:
Visit the COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment page to learn more about protecting yourself from respiratory illnesses, like COVID-19.
At this time, non-essential travel out of one’s residential community is discouraged. Students are advised to limit their trips outside of the area where they currently reside to minimize the risk and spread of COVID-19. The State of Oregon has further restrictions.
Class sections taught remotely should meet via Zoom at the scheduled time, and the expectation is that students will be attending class in this fashion. In Zoom, sessions can be recorded. Zoom produces a file that can be linked to Canvas. (Note that this file is very large, and should not be emailed.) In this way, anyone who missed class or wishes to review can watch the video later. Faculty are encouraged to provide other content on Canvas that helps students, but Zoom meetings at the scheduled time should anchor remote teaching. If the same course is taught via Ecampus and have already prerecorded lectures, these are fine to use as long as you attend via Zoom during class time for questions and supplemental instruction. In recent surveys, OSU students indicated that recordings of lectures were helpful to them, such as to review a confusing concept or if a technical issue caused them to miss a few minutes of the live class.
Research involving capturing audio/visual information requires review from the Human Research Protection Program. Please consult with the Office of the Registrar to determine what FERPA requirements might apply to your research.
You may contact the Office of the Registrar with FERPA questions.
Check out the Teaching and Learning with Zoom page or OSU’s Zoom help videos. The Faculty Media Center provides workshops, step-by-step guides, and individual consultation to assist faculty with remote and hybrid teaching technologies. The Center for Teaching and Learning also supports faculty with remote and hybrid teaching course design, assessment, and more.
Zoom Participant Controls shows students how to mute and unmute their audio, rename themselves and raise their hands in a Zoom session.
If you require assistance with remote or hybrid teaching technology, work with your local IT support team or contact the Service Desk (541-737-8787). The Faculty Media Center provides workshops, step-by-step guides, and individual consultation to assist faculty with remote and hybrid teaching technologies. The Center for Teaching and Learning also supports faculty with remote and hybrid teaching course design, assessment, and more.
Yes, you may. If student interaction occurs during the recording, you must ensure that the recording can only be accessed by those students enrolled in the class.
It depends on if the lecture will display any student information. If you wish to record a lecture where student names are visible, it must be for sections of the same course, which OSU interprets as sections of the same course and the same learning modality (e.g. on-campus/remote; Ecampus). If possible, we advise you to edit out student information any time you record a lecture that contains student information.
Yes, each college has a plan to address their needs, and they are all slightly different. Faculty with questions about this should talk with their school head.
Talk with your school head about your teaching assignment.
OSU faculty and graduate teaching assistants are being asked to review how to deliver all courses remotely using Canvas, our learning management system, as well as Zoom, OSU’s web-conference tool. These tools are already available to all students and can be accessed from the COVID-19 Safety & Success for Students web page.
If you need help to access these tools, please contact the Service Desk at 541-737-8787 or visit the support website.
Academic departments/colleges and the Office of the Registrar worked to determine reduced capacities with physical distancing for COVID-19 within university classrooms to accommodate appropriate physical distancing for in-person instruction. Those new capacities can be found via this Box Document, which may be updated as new information becomes available.
Yes, students may enroll via Ecampus then switch their “campus” to Corvallis or OSU-Cascades in the future. However, students who change their campus to Ecampus are not allowed to receive institutional scholarships awarded to them as new incoming Corvallis- or Cascades-based students. So, while you might choose to enroll via Ecampus to save some money this term, it would not benefit you long term if you wish to enroll on campus when it is fully in-person because you will have forfeited your campus-based scholarship.
The program is open to all undergraduate students pursuing their bachelor's degree. International students may also be in the DPP program with Linn-Benton Community College and/or Portland Community College but are required to work with their international advisors. Post-baccalaureate students may also participate in the program but must first be admitted to OSU.
OSU is not adjusting its tuition rates, and student leaders are not considering an adjusted student fee rate during the 2021 winter or spring terms
Keep in mind that remote courses and Ecampus courses are not the same, including the per-credit cost.
Corvallis campus students may take courses specifically offered through Ecampus at Ecampus rates without switching their campus. Additionally, in-state tuition is subsidized via taxes paid by Oregon residents via the legislature. Thus, out-of-state students are not eligible for this subsidy.
When you look at the Schedule of Classes, you can search for the courses you need. After you click on a section, the “Meeting Info” will either list the currently planned room location for the section or the fact that it is being offered via Remote Learning or Blended Learning. This will display only for those remote learning courses associated with a physical campus. (Of course, all course modalities are subject to change.)
Remote teaching delivery is when a faculty member facilitates the delivery of their in-person course instruction from a different location by using tools such as Canvas and Zoom. There are online and telephone resources readily available to help students navigate all aspect of online delivery, including Zoom, on the COVID-19 Safety & Success website. Remote teaching delivery is not the same as offering a course online through Ecampus. The remote facilitation may occur at regularly scheduled Pacific Time (PT) just as if the class was being taught in a regular classroom.
At this point in time, we are currently planning for most spring term classes to be held remotely. For those courses that we anticipate will occur on-campus, the plan is for you to have smaller sections of courses in larger rooms, and there will be fewer people on campus at one time. You won’t be able to sit next to your friends in class; there will be mandatory spacing for public health safety. Specialized classes like labs, PAC courses, and other courses with significant engagement may have additional spacing requirements to ensure students are appropriately distanced from each other.
We are planning for most sections to be offered remotely in the spring and you are encouraged to register for those courses if you believe that is the best fit for you. There are also Ecampus courses that you can take. Some on-campus courses may offer remote capability based on instructor choice and the course content, as well as applicable health guidance or other requirements. However, some courses are currently planning to only offer on-campus options.
OSU takes matters of bias very seriously. We strive to be an inclusive and caring community, and the university does not tolerate xenophobia, racism or prohibited discrimination. If you have experienced a negative interaction as a result of fear about COVID-19, you are encouraged to complete a Bias Incident Report. The bias incident report intake process includes consulting with the Equal Opportunity and Access Office to determine whether they are best positioned to respond based on the content of the report. You can also report a bias incident to your advisor or, if you are an INTO student, to an INTO OSU care team member. It is very important that the university is made aware of bias incidents. The COVID-19 situation requires caring and support for each other, and is not the time to be fearful of our fellow OSU community members. This is the time to support each other.
Employees that have taken or plan to take any OSU equipment (capital or minor) out of OSU facilities are required to maintain accountability of those items by documenting the following:
Documentation requirements can be satisfied through one of the following ways:
Upon completion, these records should be retained and filed by the employee’s supervisor.
Enhanced touchpoint cleaning is taking place using a disinfectant that is effective on human coronavirus. Touchpoints include door knobs and handles, faucet handles, soap dispenser levers, paper towel dispenser controls, elevator button panels and light switches. This enhanced cleaning will continue throughout the period of time that is indicated by local health authorities.
Additional measures on the Corvallis campus include:
For more information, contact the Work Coordination Center at 541-737-2969 or Joe Majeski, facilities director, at 541-737-7646; work orders can be placed by visiting my.facilities.oregonstate.edu.
The expansion has not created a new 12-week bucket of FMLA leave. An employee is eligible for a total of 12 work weeks for standard FMLA, Expanded FMLA, or some combination of the two. FMLA leave is still defined at OSU as a total of 12 weeks in the prior 12-month period. OSU has designated the “rolling backward” method to determine the leave year. This means that OSU will look backward on the calendar for one year from the first day of your requested leave to determine if you are eligible under FMLA and how much leave you have available to use. You are entitled to use any balance (or number of hours) of the 12-workweek FMLA leave period that has not been used during the preceding 12 months, whether for standard FMLA leave or Expanded FMLA leave.
Yes, Expanded FMLA leave is partially paid according to specific rules under the EFMLA.
The first two weeks of Expanded FMLA leave are unpaid. However, eligible employees may take paid sick leave, COVID-19 leave, any accrued vacation leave or personal leave to cover this two-week period.
Following the first two weeks of Expanded FMLA leave, OSU requires that employees use all remaining accrued paid leave before qualifying for employer paid EFMLA leave. Certain minimum leave balances can be maintained for classified and unclassified employees consistent with other protected leave reasons. Employees taking leave are entitled to be paid for hours they were scheduled to work at 2/3 their regular rate or 2/3 the applicable minimum wage, whichever is higher, up to $200 per day and $10,000 in the aggregate (over a 10-week period). Further information can be found at the Department of Labor’s website.
No. The only type of FMLA leave that is paid leave is Expanded FMLA leave under the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA) when such leave exceeds two weeks. This includes only leave taken by an employee who is unable to fulfil the obligations of their work because the employee must care for their child whose school or place of care is closed, or child care provider is unavailable, due to COVID-19 related reasons.
EFMLA is available to all OSU employees who meet the eligibility criteria, including part-time and temporary employees and student employees, at a prorated amount.
Employees will need to provide the following information via email to [email protected] after submitting their request in EmpCenter:
If it has been at least 30 calendar days from your first day of assigned work and pay at OSU you meet this requirement.
You may take paid COVID-19 leave or Expanded FMLA to care for your child only when you need to, and actually are, caring for your child if you are unable to work or telework as a result of providing care. Generally, you do not need to take such leave if a co-parent, co-guardian, or your usual child care provider is available to provide the care your child/children needs.
OSU is not allowing for intermittent use of Expanded FMLA leave.
Generally, yes. In light of Congressional direction to interpret requirements among the acts consistently, Department of Labor guidance clarifies that the acts require employers to provide the same (or a nearly equivalent) job to an employee who returns to work following leave.
In most instances, you are entitled to be restored to the same or an equivalent position upon return from Expanded FMLA. However, you are not protected from employment actions that would have affected you regardless of whether you took leave.
Under the FFCRA, a “son or daughter” is your own child, which includes your biological, adopted, or foster child, your stepchild, a legal ward, or a child for whom you are responsible for their care and well-being—someone with day-to-day responsibilities to care for or financially support a child. For additional information about in loco parentis see the Department of Labor (PDF).
In light of congressional direction to interpret definitions consistently, the Department of Labor guidance clarifies that under the FFCRA a “son or daughter” is also an adult son or daughter (i.e., one who is 18 years of age or older), who (1) has a mental or physical disability, and (2) is incapable of self-care because of that disability.
The HR Service Center is continuing to work with hiring units to determine the best approach to completing new hire paperwork on an individual basis. This may mean scheduling an appointment with an HR consultant. You may need to anticipate the emergent need to set up the new employee to work remotely should resumption plans be paused at a future date.
HR has developed an online version of new employee orientation and is continuing to pause in-person orientation meetings.
HR recruitment consultants are available to assist with planning around new hires during COVID-19 and phased resumption plans, including consideration regarding the current hiring freeze. Please contact [email protected].
The university is working actively to provide additional support to employees and students who have caregiving needs, especially related to child care. We know caregiving is a major challenge given the closure of many child care centers and other services, as well as plans underway for partial or remote K-12 school reopening in many of the communities where OSU operates.
The need to keep children home may require an OSU parent or guardian to stay home to provide care. As an employer, OSU seeks to support those who need to stay home to provide for their children by acknowledging that normal expectations around remote work will be relaxed during COVID-19. Remote work arrangements at this time will assume that in many cases some employees also will be balancing child care with work activities. During this time, we anticipate that OSU families will use a variety of strategies for their situation, including engaging other family members to watch children during the workday or trading off remote work and child care. In all cases, we trust OSU families to do their best under these unprecedented circumstances, and we urge supervisors and employees to use common sense and creativity in their work plans.
Finally, while the university encourages flexibility and creativity in supporting child care strategies, we cannot support introducing children into OSU work environments during COVID-19. Bringing children, even older teenagers, to work is not an acceptable child care strategy and counter to our low-density approach. During Covid-19, supervisors are not authorized to approve such arrangements.
The OSU Family Resource Center on the Corvallis campus is available for consultation regarding alternate child care arrangements. The center can be reached at [email protected]. Additional information provided by the Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division can be found at the Oregon Early Learning website.
In addition, OSU has an institutional membership to Care.com, where local in-home child care providers can be found. There is also an option to search for shared child care under the Care.com Nanny Share program for employees wishing to share child care costs with another family. For more information please visit to Care.com Memberships.
OSU’s new employee assistance program Beyond Benefits also can help
Please contact [email protected] should you have any additional questions.
All OSU employees:
Employees who are not able to perform their duties remotely and cannot be reassigned to other work for the sponsored project and have exhausted COVID-19 Leave, accrued paid leave and any supplemental programs (as listed below), cannot continue to get paid for work that has not been rendered. This applies to all sources of salary funding (state, gift, grant, other funding). If you believe that you or an employee will be in this situation, please contact your Human Resources (HR) Strategic Partner.
OSU research employees:
OSU encourages principal investigators and research supervisors to identify meaningful work for research employees that brings value to the university’s mission and advances a research project and scholarship. During the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to the extent possible, PIs and supervisors should reassign graduate research assistants, research associates and faculty research assistants to undertake work that might fall outside of an originally intended work plan but still is in keeping with the intent of the project or grant and advances their research.
The FFCRA temporarily expands FMLA. It creates a new type of protected leave (Expanded FMLA or EFMLA) that is part of and runs concurrently with the 12-week FMLA entitlement. Expanded FMLA is available only to individuals who have 1) worked for their employer for the past 30 days, 2) have active work obligations and 3) are unable to perform those work obligations due to the need to provide care for the individual’s child because the child’s school or place of care is closed or the child’s care provider is unavailable due to COVID-19 related reasons. Employees who do not meet normal FMLA criteria (one year of service with a minimum of 1040 hours worked) will be eligible to apply for Expanded FMLA leave if they meet the 30-day requirement and other criteria.
Additional information can be found on these OSU webpages: COVID-19 Leave and University Human Resources – Quick Facts: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (EFMLA) & OFLA Expansion for COVID-19
Research facilities are only currently open and available as specified in formally approved individual research resumption plans. Researchers should consult with their principal investigators, department heads, deans or the vice president for research, as appropriate, to learn more. Research resumption guidance and the formal research resumption request form can be accessed at the COVID-19 Safety & Success for Researchers website.
OFLA was expanded under BLI 7-2020. This order temporarily extended the definition of “sick child” leave under the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) to cover certain global pandemic mitigation measures. The Order adds OFLA coverage for Oregonians caring for children whose school or place of care is closed in response to the statewide public health emergency declared in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. As with all other “sick child” leaves under OFLA, the leave may be taken as a continuous block or intermittently. The temporary measure is currently effective March 18, 2020, and will remain in effect until the public health emergency has ceased.
OSU will reimburse employees for expenses attributable to conducting OSU business from their personal residence during the COVID-19 crisis as follows. To qualify for reimbursement, expenses must be reasonable and incremental costs based on OSU-related business occurring in personal residences due to COVID-19.
Examples of expenses that qualify for reimbursement include:
Examples of expenses that will NOT be reimbursed as business expenses include:
We ask that you use the tools licensed for University use as much as possible. Zoom requires users to sign-in through authentication, which meets FERPA standards. If there are no reasonable ways for your advisee to use Zoom and you must do a phone appointment, please confirm the student's identity by asking 3 non-directory information questions you can ask based on the information available to you in MyDegrees. Examples: What is a class you are registered for this term? What grade did you receive in XXX last term? What is your GPA? What is a course you transferred from XXXX College?
Due to social distancing recommendations, you may meet with an advisee who is in the presence of others. The student must use discretion regarding their privacy and meeting remotely.
Supervisors should follow their normal communication procedures with their staff. If it is common practice to let others on the team know that one of the team members is out of the office, then the supervisor should continue this practice. At no time should the supervisor be communicating personally identifiable or specific information related to an illness or medical condition of an employee.
OSU is keeping track of any leave that a grant-funded employee used because they could not work due to COVID-19 so that the costs on grants due to the COVID-19 crisis can be documented and communicated. Employees who are not able to perform their duties remotely and have exhausted COVID-19 leave should use accrued sick leave and vacation (when applicable). For more details, see details on the HR COVID-19 Leave page.
If an employee is using accrued sick, vacation of other leave (other than COVID-19) because they cannot perform their duties due to COVID-19, they should indicate this when recording the leave (see instructions).
The Memorial Union, the Valley Library and other locations provide regularly cleaned spaces for studying with distanced seating, printers and Wi-Fi. The Valley Library is available by reservation only. Visit the student resources dashboard for more detailed information on computer, printing and study resources.
OSU-Cascades students can learn about on-campus study areas at its website.
Yes. If TRACE-OSU testing is provided for you at your OSU location, you should continue to participate as it is important that we understand the prevalence of the virus in our university communities. The tests utilized by TRACE-OSU are polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which detect whether the virus is present in your system. It is currently believed that the current vaccines for COVID-19 will not cause you to test positive on viral tests, as they help your body develop an immune response to the virus and do not contain a small amount of the virus, as some vaccines do.
The university will be exploring longer-term strategies regarding opportunities for remote work post pandemic. This is a complex and rapidly evolving topic; more information will be shared throughout the coming months.
When the COVID-19 vaccine is available to individuals in specific categories in the state of Oregon and to the general public, you will be able to find vaccination locations through local public health authorities by calling 211 or by contacting your personal health care provider. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is also posting vaccine updates here. Employees can also e-mail OHA here or check the website of the local public health authority for updates on eligibility, local clinics and links for scheduling a vaccination appointment.
Vaccinations are currently being provided to states free of charge. It is our understanding that a medical provider giving a vaccine may bill insurance for the cost of administering the vaccine, but there should not be any out of pocket costs for vaccine recipients (at least as of right now). For up-to-date information on vaccination costs based on your selected insurance plan, please visit the appropriate link at this website.
Employees may also call their insurance plan providers to seek current guidance at:
If an employee has a medical need to work from home as an accommodation, the employee should engage with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA) regarding their accommodation request.
Within the context of the university’s term-by-term planning and operational levels, when a business need exists for an employee to return to on-site work, supervisors may require that they return. It is recommended that supervisors carefully consider the work being completed, and the ability to effectively complete the work remotely versus on-site. If helpful, an employee and supervisor may also engage Employee and Labor Relations by contacting [email protected]) to facilitate a review as to whether work can be performed remotely versus on-site.
If employees need an accommodation related to their work location, workspace and COVID-19 concerns, they can speak with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA) to engage in the interactive process around an accommodation request. Accommodation requests can be submitted at the EOA website here.
OSU encourages employees to be vaccinated. Vaccination is considered effective in preventing individuals from acquiring symptomatic COIVID-19 infection. It has not yet been determined if vaccination prevents asymptomatic COVID-19 infection. To contribute to safety for all employees and students returning on-site, OSU will continue to require adherence to public health measures and applicable state and federal guidelines and requirements around physical distancing, face covering usage and cleaning protocols.
If employees and/or students are concerned, they should strongly consider being vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as Oregon distribution plans permit. In addition, the employee may also talk with their supervisor privately to discuss alternative workspace or schedule options. If an individual needs an accommodation related to their workspace and COVID-19 concerns, they can speak with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA) to engage in the interactive process around an accommodation request. Accommodation requests can be submitted at the EOA website here.
OSU’s Face Covering in Public and Common Settings Policy will stay in effect until state and federal guidance or requirements call for otherwise. The wearing of face coverings remains very important as it is not known at this time if the COVID-19 vaccine prevents transmission, OSU is not currently requiring the vaccine and state/federal guidance or requirements require face coverings in many situations. Importantly, continuing to wear a face covering helps to protect the entire OSU community. OSU will continue following CDC and OHA recommended guidance and all state or federal mandates regarding face covering usage.
Yes, at this time, if such work is permitted by the supervisor and the university’s resumption plans and state/federal health guidance/requirements. OSU strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination but is not mandating the COVID-19 vaccine at this time.
Supervisors should not question employees regarding vaccination status or request proof of vaccination at this time (pending further information from OSU on any areas or programs within the university in which such proof becomes required).
OSU does not control third parties and their vaccine requirements. OSU employees and students are encouraged to coordinate with those managing outside work or study to ensure understanding of all requirements.
No, as with the flu vaccine or other vaccines, time spent getting vaccinated is a personal activity. When operationally feasible, supervisors should make every attempt to work with employees to adjust their schedule as appropriate or use accrued leave to cover time during the normal workday to receive the vaccination.
Not at this time. There are a number of legal and operational complexities to consider before implementing a vaccination requirement in specific university locations or programs.
Being vaccinated is strongly encouraged by the university. At this time, we are not requiring employees or students to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination.
During the transition back to full post-pandemic on-site work, it is expected that decision-making will be based on evolving operational need, position duties and equitable work environments for team members. Supervisors should look for guidance from leaders for university-level context. In some environments, employees will be expected to work on-site consistent with pre-pandemic operations. Alternately, the nature of work required to be performed and OSU’s experience with remote work may lead to flexibility to allow some employees to continue to work remotely where appropriate.
Both. In conjunction with university-wide guidance regarding term-by-term operational levels and density plans, central university guidance will be provided to assist supervisors and leaders in decision-making and implementation for a return to on-site work at the appropriate time. Future guidance will include topics such as how to balance the return to on-site work in a manner that balances employee and operational needs as consistently as possible throughout individual units, OSU campuses and the university statewide. Individual units will retain decision-making authority regarding operational needs for their unit; leaders will provide further context to supervisors as appropriate.
The university will continue to communicate the current operation level status in place at the time for on-site OSU operations, and leaders will provide further context to supervisors. OSU is not currently taking employees’ vaccination status into account in making on-site or remote work decisions.
We will manage a return to on-site work strategy at the university level, consistent with the university’s term-by-term planning and operational levels previously communicated. The University does not support the development of specific plans for individuals or units to return to on-site work separate from a university-wide strategy.
U.S. and international travel restrictions remain largely in place and may change without notice. We encourage travelers to reconsider non-essential travel. For those who must travel, we encourage travelers to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel restrictions and the U.S. Department of State warning levels for COVID-19 risk when making decisions about travel. Travelers should follow these precautions and advice:
U.S. and international travel restrictions remain largely in place and may change without notice. We encourage travelers to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel restrictions and the U.S. Department of State warning levels for COVID-19 risk when making decisions about travel.
There is ongoing transmission of novel coronavirus within the United States and in countries throughout the world. Effective Jan. 26, 2021, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers 2 years of age or older entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three calendar days of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days. Airlines are required to confirm the negative test result or proof of recovery for all passengers 2 years of age and older prior to boarding. Airlines will deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery. More information on the new requirements for a COVID-19 test or recovery for all air passengers arriving in the US is available here.
As a precaution, because you may have been exposed during your travels (domestic or international) please follow the CDC After You Travel guidance to keep your destination community safe. If you get sick with fever, cough, or other symptoms of COVID-19, call Student Health Services (SHS) or a local medical clinic for further guidance before you visit the clinic.
Restrictions on entering the U.S. for international travelers due to COVID-19 can be found on the CDC website and include:
The duration of the travel restrictions is currently unknown. For all international travel, be aware that countries are implementing both international and internal movement restrictions, enforcing curfews, and commercial air travel options may be limited in certain places. The best resources for inquiries about flight availability are the individual air carriers serving each specific country.
If you decide to travel, be prepared, understand the risks and be advised that you might not be able to return to the U.S. for an unknown period, your trip could be disrupted or you may be quarantined upon your return. OSU is continually monitoring the travel restrictions; please contact the Office of International Services for the most up-to-date information.
On March 13, 2020, the U.S. federal government announced that U.S. institutions can temporarily allow remote delivery of course material, Ecampus online courses or a combination of both course delivery options for international students due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the extraordinary nature of the COVID-19 emergency, the U.S. government will temporarily suspend the online class restrictions for international students during this emergency.
On July 24, 2020, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) provided both a broadcast message and answers to clarifying questions based on the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s (SEVP) March spring guidance broadcast. Below is our understanding of this guidance. If you are a sponsored student, please also follow the guidance of your sponsor regarding online course registration.
Until further notice, all non-essential domestic and international OSU-sponsored travel remains suspended. The process for requesting exceptions is addressed in a separate question.
For domestic travel, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown indicates that it is essential for the health, safety and welfare of the state of Oregon during the ongoing state of emergency that individuals continue to stay at or near their home or place of residence when possible. Please check the Oregon Health Authority and Office of the Governor for the most current guidance and restrictions in Oregon. Here are considerations for domestic travelers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We further encourage travelers to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation while away.
For international travel, OSU remains under a travel suspension, which applies regardless of the CDC Notice or State Department Advisory Level. When the OSU travel suspension is revised or lifted, considerations will be made according to the OSU International Travel Policy, the then-current CDC and State notices and advisories, as well as changing pandemic-related travel conditions.
We are very much looking forward to resuming international travel as soon as conditions allow. Please contact the OSU Office of Global Opportunities (OSUGO) for the most current information on the status of study abroad programs and international travel destinations, new virtual options, or to petition for an exemption to the travel suspension.
Please also be aware that countries are implementing various international and internal movement restrictions and enforcing curfews, which could significantly limit your ability to travel freely during the pandemic.
Commercial air travel options can be very limited to and from certain locations. The best resources for inquiries about flight availability are individual air carriers serving each country or a private travel agency.
Please follow these standard precautions whether traveling domestically or internationally:
CDC Testing and International Air Travel Recommendations
Travel Health Precautions
U.S. Inbound international Travel
Updated Jan. 25, 2021
Until further notice, all non-essential domestic and international OSU-travel remains suspended.
For information about travel restrictions between Canada, Mexico and the USA, please reference the Department of Homeland Security Fact Sheet.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance for those returning to the U.S. from abroad can be found at CDC After Travel Precautions.
We are hopeful that the majority of OSU community members will receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months. If that holds true, we are presently planning for a more traditional campus experience for fall term 2021. OSU will continue to provide updates about educational delivery mode and onsite operations as plans develop based on current health conditions.
OSU will continue to have most employees work remotely until public health conditions and state law indicate we can resume additional onsite activity. OSU encourages all of its community members to be vaccinated as soon as it is available to them to protect themselves, and to enable a return to greater opportunities for in-person working, teaching, learning, research, and student activities as soon as possible.
Yes. It will take some time before all community members have access to vaccination. OSU will maintain the protective health measures and policies currently in place until public health conditions indicate otherwise.
It is our understanding that the answer is “No.” Currently approved COVID-19 vaccines do not contain any amount of the COVID-19 virus. Rather, they help your body develop an immune response to the virus.
The best measure we can all take to protect ourselves from contracting COVID-19 is to be vaccinated as soon as we are able to do so and continue to participate in personal and public health measures. Until the vaccine is broadly available, we must continue to be vigilant about other protective measures, primarily keeping physical distance, washing our hands thoroughly and often, and wearing face coverings.
At the present time, OSU is strongly encouraging all members of the university community to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when available per OHA’s distribution schedule. Vaccines, along with continued commitment to all of our current personal and public health measures, is the best pathway to the return of in-person learning, researching, engaging and recreating together once again.
Whether or not proof of COVID-19 vaccination should and could be required to gain access to various spaces and environments within the university setting remains under evaluation.
When you will have access to the vaccine will be based on the phased sequencing plan designed by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Vaccine Advisory Group. Health care workers, long-term care residents, and others who have the potential for direct or indirect contact with COVID-19 patients or infectious materials are prioritized first in the state’s Phase 1a distribution plan. Subsequent groups in Phase 1b include those who are 65 and older, child care and pre-school workers, and K-12 school educators and school district staff.
OSU will not be distributing vaccines directly to employees or students. Nor does the university have the discretion to determine specifically who next will be getting the vaccine. OSU is providing input to state and local public health authorities to help guide vaccination sequencing and the determination of which employee roles and health conditions suggest inclusion in a given distribution phase. The university believes those who have highest risk based on on-site job duties, underlying conditions and health equity considerations should be prioritized to be vaccinated.
In Benton County, we understand front-line critical workers are expected to include OSU employees who are currently required to work on-site to support operations essential to the delivery of university functions, such as housing and food service, research, education and extension activities. It is important to note that the timing for vaccine access to additional priority groups and the general public will be contingent on the supply of vaccines from the federal government. OSU will work closely with local public health authorities to support the notification of eligible employees and students.
For additional distribution and prioritization information:
Distribution of the vaccine will continue to occur at multiple sites throughout the state, including pharmacies, primary care provider offices, as well as large scale vaccination clinics, such as at local fairgrounds. Student Health Services will be able to provide vaccines to Corvallis students as students become eligible in subsequent vaccine distribution phases. Additionally, OSU is working on opportunities to support Benton County in their effort to provide vaccine clinics in Corvallis for OSU faculty, staff, and students as well as the broader community. OSU will provide updates to the OSU Community about any upcoming clinics, including the groups who are currently eligible to receive vaccine within the current phase.
For additional distribution and prioritization information:
Any faculty, staff, or student known to have been exposed to COVID-19 (determined to be a “close contact”) should quarantine in their place of residence and at least 6 feet away from everyone, including household members, for the 14 days after their last exposure to a person with COVID-19, and follow any other direction from their Local Public Health Authority (LPHA). LPHAs may consider ending quarantine early for close contacts who have not developed any symptoms or who receive a negative test result by an antigen or PCR test.
If a person exposed to COVID-19 becomes symptomatic during this time, they should contact their health care provider for testing and follow LPHA instructions for isolation.
Students who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and body aches, or loss of taste or smell are required to: isolate; avoid close contact with others; contact their primary health care provider by phone or a secure patient portal for medical advice, and follow all public health guidance.
Students who have been determined to be a close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes, or otherwise as determined by the local public health authority) to someone with COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days from the time of exposure.
Employees who have been physically onsite at an OSU location in the previous 14 days must notify their supervisor if they believe they have been exposed to COVID-19, if they have symptoms of COVID-19, if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or if they have had a positive COVID-19 test result.
Employees who have been determined to be a close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes, or otherwise determined by the local public health authority) to someone with COVID-19 are prohibited from being onsite on OSU property for 14 days from the time of exposure.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines call for increased circulation of air as much as possible. In addition, restricted airflow can lead to higher moisture content, contributing to mold growth and equipment failure.
Faculty, staff and students should feel empowered to request that others comply with public health measures, state law and university policy, including the use of face coverings. If you are comfortable doing so, you may ask someone who isn’t wearing a face covering to do so or request that they leave the area where face coverings are required. Please do not ask the individual why they are not wearing a face covering.
If an individual becomes disruptive when asked to wear a face covering, it is appropriate to ask them to leave. If the situation escalates, notify your supervisor. As always, if you become concerned for your safety, please call the OSU Department of Public Safety at 541-737-3010.
If you are not comfortable approaching the individual directly, notify your supervisor or a supervisor of the area. If you are asked how the person can pursue an exception to the policy, refer them to Equal Opportunity & Access at 541-737-3556.
The university adopted its physical distancing policy in June 2020, and it remains in effect until the OSU president lifts it. To learn more, visit the policy webpage.
Note that the policy defines the differences between gatherings and social get-togethers and requires that student social get-togethers be limited to 10 people, indoors or outdoors, anywhere in the state of Oregon. Gatherings for a common purpose (such as civic, faith-based or charitable purposes) continue to be governed by the Governor or Oregon Health Authority state-level guidance or order.
For more information on what kind of events fall into which categories, please review this supplemental policy guidance (PDF)
In most cases, the state of Oregon has not paid unemployment benefits to full-time students who work at OSU. However, some student employees may qualify for Oregon unemployment insurance benefits. Historically, students who have been registered for six or fewer credit hours per term may qualify for state unemployment insurance. Students may always file a claim to see if they qualify for benefits as determined by the Oregon Employment Department.
If a student employee believes that they may have extenuating circumstances or qualify for an exception, we recommend that they contact the Oregon Employment Department. Please note, the state of Oregon has relaxed some rules regarding such benefits due to COVID-19. The new rules allow for payment of benefits in new situations, such as if an employee is forced to quit work or is unable to currently search for work due to certain new qualifying COVID-19-related reasons. The new rules are available here: https://govstatus.egov.com/ORUnemployment_COVID19.
To file for unemployment benefits due to COVID-19, students should follow the instructions available at this link: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Pages/COVID-19.aspx. If you file an unemployment insurance claim, the state will contact OSU to verify employment information. Your employment information may be an education record under the Family Educational Rights and Policy Act (“FERPA”). Accordingly, OSU may require a FERPA-compliant signed consent to release your information to the Oregon Employment Department. This applies to most student employment, including employment of graduate assistants.
Regardless of the number of positions held, all student employees will receive a COVID-19 leave bank, which will be calculated based on the student’s average hours worked for all OSU jobs. This bank can be used on multiple student appointments. Student employees holding multiple positions will not receive separate COVID-19 leave banks per different employment position worked or appointment held.
Student employees will receive a bank of COVID-19 leave based on their average hours worked. To learn how to enter COVID-19 leave on your timesheet please visit MyTime. The number of hours available will be visible in the “Leave Balances” tab at the bottom of the student employee’s timesheet soon.
The COVID-19 leave will be paid and charged to departments under the same process as current sick leave. Grants will be responsible for this unanticipated expense.
There may be situations where you find that a grant-funded student or staff member is not able to perform their duties, and you may have questions about continuing to charge their time to your grant. Under these conditions, the staff member should utilize the federally-mandated 80-hour COVID leave. Note that, following OSU leave policies, the leave will be applied proportionally to all indices associated with the labor distribution of the staff member, including grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, gift, or other funds.
If an employee has used up their COVID leave and all other leave balances but still cannot perform their duties, please contact your assigned Human Resources Strategic Partner or a member of the Employee and Labor Relations Team to discuss the details of the situation.
While we recommend an employee seek guidance from health experts, we do not recommend requiring a doctor’s release. In limited circumstances, the unit may request a doctor’s note should there be reason to believe the employee’s return would be hazardous to themselves or other employees. Prior to requesting a doctor’s note, please confer with your designated Human Resources Strategic Partner (HRSP).
COVID-19 leave is not available to be cashed out.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
This list does not include all possible symptoms. If you are concerned about exposure to COVID-19, contact your health care provider.
Yes, we continue to recommend that all OSU personnel postpone booking future OSU-sponsored travel until the non-essential travel suspension is lifted.
These may be granted by the appropriate dean, vice provost or vice president. Exceptions should be rare, and requests should weigh the relative risks of travel against the potential serious disruption to research or university programs. Examples of essential travel may include:
Currently OSU plans to offer a combination of in-person, remote and online courses. Students and faculty should be prepared to participate in remote delivery of teaching for fall 2020.
For students, there are online and telephone resources readily available to help navigate all aspects of online learning, including Zoom, on the Keep Learning website.
Faculty should be ready to use Canvas, our learning management system, as well as Zoom, OSU’s web-conference tool. If you need assistance, please contact the Community Network Service Desk at 541-737-8787 or visit this support website. You can also check out the Keep Teaching website for more tools and resources.
Buildings on the Corvallis campus were designed for specific filters recommended by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. The function of the space (office, lab, resident hall or classroom) determines the design of the system. Using HEPA filters in systems not designed for this type of filtering can lead to restricted airflow.
Corvallis campus maintenance staff follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers recommendations on designing a building's HVAC system, ventilating outside air into buildings and changing air filters on a schedule.
Corvallis campus maintenance staff will adjust air flow in buildings wherever possible to increase outdoor air ventilation and provide fresher air to buildings.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies, such as COVID-19. This includes allowing students to continue to receive the same monthly housing allowance or subsistence payments for on-campus courses that have been converted to remote teaching.
Look through your Canvas site for any resources or alternatives the instructor has made available. If you are unable to find any, communicate with your instructor and explain the situation. The instructor may be able to provide alternative options for completing the activity if they know the challenge you’re experiencing. If you are unable to resolve the situation with your instructor and would like additional support navigating next steps, contact the Office of Student Advocacy. If you do not have access to a computer or other equipment that you need to complete the activity, connect with the HSRC to fill out the single support form. If you do not have access to software or need technical support, contact the Service Desk.
Enhanced touchpoint cleaning is taking place using a disinfectant that is effective on human coronavirus. Touchpoints include door knobs and handles, faucet handles, soap dispenser levers, paper towel dispenser controls, elevator button panels and light switches. This enhanced cleaning will continue throughout the period of time that is indicated by local health authorities.
OSU Printing and Mailing Services is taking appropriate precautions by discontinuing Corvallis campus delivery of mail and having employees who perform critical on-site work practice social distancing measures and follow public health guidelines.
Meanwhile, OSU is taking guidance from the U.S. Postal Service statement on precautions with mail reads:
According to the CDC, “In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient temperatures. Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread most often by respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with imported goods and there have not been any cases of COVID-19 in the United States associated with imported goods.”
According to the World Health Organization, “The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, traveled, and been exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low.”
Exceptions to OSU’s travel suspension may be granted by the relevant dean, vice provost or vice president.
Yes, a prepaid cell phone can be paid for with university funds to cover the period that employees are required to work from home in accordance with OSU COVID-19 guidance. Supervisors should authorize the purchase of the appropriate number of minutes and data based on each individual employee’s anticipated workload and job requirements.
If someone living in one of our halls is diagnosed with this virus, OSU and UHDS will work closely with Benton County Health on our response protocol. UHDS has identified spaces that can be set aside for students to move into should the need for self-isolation arise. Any health information that impacts the larger community will be communicated broadly and appropriately.
Only if there is documentation of approval by a dean, vice provosts or vice presidents. Emails are sufficient.
The OSU Department of Public Safety and the Oregon State Police, which provides law enforcement services for the Corvallis campus, will continue current levels of service and do not anticipate a change in their public safety response. DPS and OSP will continue to provide campus patrols on a 24/7 basis and services as needed while taking social distancing measures. OSP also continues to respond to phone calls and in-person complaints using social distancing and will provide law enforcement response as needed.
Currently, in the event a credit is issued back in the traveler's name, the contracted agency and our central office coordinates with the individual and/or department to see if the unused ticket credit can be used for a future travel date. However, under the current circumstances we are examining whether there may be more flexibility with the university's contracted travel agency to provide alterative options.
Non-emergency phone: 541-737-7211
Oregon Health Authority: Dial 211
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and have symptoms, stay home; avoid close contact with others; and contact your health care provider, Student Health Services, or an emergency medical care provider.