A high rate of vaccination among our students, faculty and staff will support the safety and well-being of our community and the communities in which we operate, especially as we move to in-person learning, research, and outreach.

Requirement

Effective September 15, 2021, Oregon State University requires employees and students who work, learn or engage with others in-person as part of their job duties, to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. An individual is fully vaccinated when they have received both doses of a World Health Organization approved two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of an FDA-approved single-dose vaccine, and at least 14 days have passed since the individual’s final dose of COVID-19 vaccine. OSU employees and students who are required to comply with OSU’s Vaccination Program; work or study on the Corvallis or Bend campus; and who meet an exemption not to be vaccinated, will be required to test for COVID-19 weekly. Employees and students who are in the process of becoming fully vaccinated are required to test weekly, until they are fully vaccinated – 2 weeks after their last dose.

The OSU COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement applies to all university employees, full-time or part-time, including but not limited to academic faculty, professional faculty, academic wage appointments, classified staff, graduate assistants and student employees, and to all students, unless exempted or excluded from this requirement.

Exemptions

Exemptions are available for medical and non-medical reasons.

Exclusions

Employee: Employees who are conducting their job duties entirely online and are not engaging in-person with individuals outside of their households as part of their OSU employment. If employees engage in-person with individuals outside of their households as part of their job, this policy applies regardless of whether OSU owns or manages the property where the in-person engagement takes place.

Student: Students whose courses are fully online and involve no in-person engagement with individuals outside of their households, so long as they do not otherwise engage any in-person university-sponsored activity. If students engage in-person with individuals outside of their households as part of their coursework or university-sponsored activity, this policy applies regardless of whether OSU owns or manages the property where the in-person engagement takes place.

All OSU contractors, vendors, lease tenants, and other non-OSU entities (referred to below as contractor) are strongly encouraged to adopt policies that support their employees and agents in obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination. OSU recommends consideration of a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for contractor’s employees and agents similar to OSU’s requirement for fall term 2021.


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Did You Know...

  • The COVID-19 vaccine has gone through careful testing in large clinical trials. The FDA’s emergency use enables drug companies to mass produce and distribute the vaccine. After people receive the vaccine, they are monitored for side effects for 15-30 minutes.
  • Even if you have had COVID-19, you should still receive a vaccine when it becomes available to you. There is not enough evidence to tell how long someone is immune to the virus after contracting and recovering from COVID-19. 
  • If you have received a first dose of a vaccine that requires two shots, the second shot can be given at a different clinic. However, the second dose must be the same vaccine manufacturer as the first shot. You cannot receive a different manufacturer’s vaccine. Make sure to bring your white vaccination card to your second-dose appointment to verify that you received the first dose and its manufacturer.