Positive cases will happen.  Beavers work together to stop spread.

In the event OSU learns that an OSU student or faculty member tests positive for COVID-19, notifications will be provided to those determined to be a close contact of the infected person. Broad notifications will not be sent out for each reported case; rather, notifications will be based on an assessment of who has likely been exposed.

If you test positive or learn that you have been exposed to COVID-19, following notification, isolation and quarantine requirements is essential to stopping virus spread.

OSU requires that employees and students report if they have been on-site at any OSU location in the previous 14 days and meet one of the following conditions:

  • Test positive for COVID-19.
  • Receive a COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • Experience COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are not fully vaccinated.

Quick reference guide for student cases.

Step 1:

Notify OSU by contacting Student Health Services in Corvallis and Student Wellness at OSU-Cascades. 

Student Health Services/Student Wellness will work with you, your faculty and other university units that may have been exposed.

Step 2:

Work with Student Health/Student Wellness to identify close contacts - those who were within six feet for 15 minutes or more in the last 24 hours. 

Step 3:

Contact your faculty and let them know your isolation or quarantine requirements.

Step 4:

Follow OSU Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

Step 5:

Need help?  Contact your COVID-19 Care Ambassador if you need support

Quick reference guide for employee cases.

Step 2:

Complete the Positive COVID-19 Communication Form

Step 3:

Follow OSU Isolation and Quarantine Guidance.

Step 4:

Still have questions?  Contact your designated point of contact for employees.  For questions on leave, visit University Human Resources Benefits.

Step 1:

Provide isolation and quarantine guidance to employee, including direction on whether employee should come on-site. 

Step 2:

Direct the employee to complete OSU’s Positive COVID-19 Communication Form. If the employee is not able to complete the form, the supervisor can complete on behalf of the employee.   

Step 3:

Contact designated point of contact. Supervisor and designated point of contact will determine through a reasonable assessment of those who may have been exposed and are considered “affected employees.”  Template language for providing written notification to affected employees should be utilized to ensure appropriate information is shared.

Step 4:

Supervisor and designated point of contact notify individuals who may have been “close contacts” using provided guidance.

To determine whether a general notification to the class as a whole, or a more targeted approach is needed, please contact Jenny Haubenreiser for Corvallis-based students, Kelly Sparks for Bend-based students, and the relevant point of contact for all other locations. This will assist teaching faculty in preparing communication with other students in a class, which will vary depending on factors such as the timing of the exposure, how the classroom is arranged, the length of time the person who is infected interacted with others, and other considerations. To protect the privacy of the student who tests positive, you must never share the identity of the infected student in any communication to other students in the class.  See Student Positive COVID-19 Case Protocol for OSU Faculty and Staff for additional guidance.

Points of Contact

OSU has designated Points of Contact (POC’s) when a member of the OSU community has tested positive for COVID-19 who will ensure employees are connected with the Protected Leave Team in HR and may assist with notification of those who have been exposed to COVID-19.

OSU Type Name Contact
OSU-Corvallis campus POC – Student cases Jenny Haubenreiser [email protected]
OSU-Corvallis campus POC – Non student cases Jen Humphreys [email protected]
OSU-Cascades campus POC Kelly Sparks [email protected]
HMSC POC Bob Cowen [email protected]
OSU Portland Center POC Sara Knott [email protected]
OSU-Extension POC (Coastal Region) Wiley Thompson [email protected]
OSU-Extension POC (Central Region) Nicole Strong [email protected]
OSU-Extension POC (Eastern Region) Natalie Kinion [email protected]
OSU-Extension POC (North Willamette Region) Angela Sandino [email protected]
OSU-Extension POC (Southern Region) Jamie Davis [email protected]
OSU-Extension POC (Western Region) Richard Riggs [email protected]
OSU-Experiment Station POC Carrie Burkholder [email protected]