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Public Health Update
Vaccination efforts are a critical step. All students and employees are invited to participate in a vaccine clinic April 17.
Public Health Update
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.
Public Health Update
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.”
The grants require students to demonstrate exceptional need and can be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or emergency costs that arise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including tuition, food, housing, healthcare or childcare.
Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend. While we hope you enjoy the game (or commercials), this isn’t the year for a Super Bowl party. If you want to enjoy the day with friends, consider a Zoom gathering or other virtual watch party.
Students wearing masks
This is an unprecedented time for everyone, and the COVID-19 Response Team is here to help. The CRT is a group of student workers eager and willing to help with the various campus needs related to COVID-19. Students are dispersed on university campuses and at times studying remotely.
Public Health Update
Pacific will continue partnering with healthcare systems whenever possible to get vaccines to employees and students according to eligibility. Those who are eligible for other community clinics should seek vaccines as available. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination.
Oregon has begun initial distribution of two COVID-19 vaccines to high-priority populations. While the promise of these vaccines is great, we also know that it likely will take some time before vaccines are widely available to the general public.
Sun rising behind trees on Forest Grove Campus
As we head into the winter holidays here at Pacific, we are also firmly focused on what the coming months will bring.
Things were different at Pacific University in 2020, the year of COVID-19.

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