OSU Corvallis community members,

We are informing the OSU Corvallis community that today the university was made aware that an Oregon State University Corvallis student has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

The student self-isolated following testing the week of March 16, 2020, does not presently reside within the Corvallis community, does not present symptoms at this time and is reported to be doing well.

The university is working with the Benton County Health Department communicable disease team to assist the county in its standard case investigation processes, including examining any potential virus exposure involving this student and members of the Corvallis university community.

The Benton County Health Department will announce this case within its standard reporting schedule on Monday, March 30, 2020, at 1 p.m. 

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.

For more information about the university’s COVID-19 response and services, please visit this website

For non-emergency medical assistance related to COVID-19, contact OSU Student Health Services by calling 541-737-7211 or the Oregon Health Authority by dialing 211.


Dan Larson
OSU Coronavirus Coordinator
Vice Provost for Student Affairs

March 28, 2020