OSU, U of O to require COVID vaccine, negative test for sporting events

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The University of Oregon and Oregon State University have announced those 12 and older will be required to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test to attend university events.

This requirement will be enforced beginning Aug. 23.

The decision was made in partnership with public health authorities and peer institutions in the state to help keep our communities safe in the face of rising COVID case counts.

Additional information on the regulation at U of O can be found here.

“OSU continues to collaborate with local and state public health officials to employ many public health measures – including face coverings and vaccination requirements for students and employees – and engage in proactive planning to support the university’s return to in-person and on-site activity for fall term,” said Interim OSU President Becky Johnson. “It is up to each one of us to contribute to wellness while we return to on-site learning and activities. I know we can do this together.”

For those who cannot provide proof of vaccination, documentation of a negative test taken within three days of the event also will be accepted.

The test must be a SARS-CoV-2 viral test (nucleic acid amplification test or antigen test) with emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Home tests will not be accepted.

A test result must be in the form of written medical documentation (paper or electronic copy).

The documentation must include test result; type of test; entity issuing the result; and specimen collection date.

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