The CDC now encourages everyone — vaccinated or unvaccinated — to wear a face mask indoors in public areas where there is substantial or high transmission. While Pacific University is not implementing new mask mandates at this time, we strongly encourage all members of our community to follow this CDC guidance.
Oregon will lift most COVID-19 restrictions this week, and Pacific University is excited for the opportunity to take more steps back to normal operations, including teaching and learning, research, student support, and campus events. Effective July 1, most campus protocols will expire, including mask and physical distancing mandates. Campuses will reopen to the public, and we will begin the transition back to full capacity in classrooms and other operations.
Fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear masks outdoors on Pacific’s campuses. Anyone who is not yet fully vaccinated must continue to wear a mask. All indoor protocols remain in place until further guidance is available.
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Students and employees will be required to complete a full series of the COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks prior to arriving on campus for 2021-2022 academic terms, including those starting in May, June or July. Current employees already on campus will be required to complete their vaccination series by Aug. 1, 2021.
Pacific University will allow undergraduate and graduate travel abroad under limited circumstances in the coming months.
Appointments are still available to get Pfizer vaccine first doses this weekend at the Forest Grove Campus. Open to anyone 16 and older.
Vaccination efforts are a critical step.
As spring break approaches next week for many of our programs, we wish our students and faculty members a restful and much-deserved hiatus from classes. We are so proud of your resilience and incredibly hard work this year, amid truly challenging circumstances — at school, at home, and in our world. We encourage you to use this time to relax and rejuvenate as we head into the home stretch of the semester. We also urge you to make safe and thoughtful decisions about how you spend this time.
Washington County moves into "moderate risk" category, triggering some changes in campus protocols. But overall guidance remains for social gatherings, mask requirements, and more. “I know people are tired. They want to get back to life, to normal. But we’re not there yet," said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky. "Please stay strong in your conviction.”