UO COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Instructions for Supervisors

Vaccination Requirement Update - May 10, 2023

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.

Employees are no longer required to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption, with the exception of healthcare workers as required by Oregon Health Authority. 

This means:

  • The vaccination requirement does not need to be addressed during the recruitment process.
  • Employment offers no longer include notice of the requirement.
  • Recently hired employees do not need to complete the vaccination requirement process.
  • Those who have not yet reported their second dose of the vaccine no longer need to do so.

The university strongly recommends that employees stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines, which includes booster shots when eligible. This public health measure helps protect our community by reducing the potential for serious illness, hospitalization, or death. See the the UO vaccination requirement page for resources.