We all play a role in protecting ourselves and each other. The university community relies on personal responsibility when it comes to prevention and safety.
University leadership will continue to monitor conditions. UO requirements, programs, and prevention guidance will continue to be informed by local public health authorities.
With the federal COVID-19 public health emergency declaration set to expire on May 11, 2023, changes in federal funding, changes in vaccine formulas and supply and significant decreases in demand for services, university leadership has evaluated UO requirements and services.
UO does not require students and employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or request an exemption, with the exception of healthcare workers as required by Oregon Health Authority.
The university recognizes the impact that COVID-19 may have on an employee's ability to work for various reasons. The first course of action is to explore flexible work options, such as remote work or flexible schedules, where possible. Because flexible work arrangements are not always appropriate or viable due to personal and operational realities, we want to highlight the university’s available leave programs.
As a reminder, the UO COVID-19 leave program was extended for the current academic year. This temporary leave program will end on June 30, 2023 except where required by the Oregon Health Authority guidelines. For UO purposes, this exception pertains to employees who work at University Health Services, HEDCO Clinic, Psychology Clinic, and Athletic Medicine.
The university recognizes that an employee and their supervisor may explore flexible work options, such as remote work or flexible schedules, where possible.
UO contracts with Canopy to provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for benefit-eligible employees and their dependents. The services are provided at no cost to eligible members.
Human Resources has assembled insights and information for employees to easily incorporated into their work by reinforcing strategies already use or generating new ideas.