Like Rosie the Riveter 75 years ago, Pacific University faculty, staff and students are responding to a global health crisis in creative ways.
On March 23, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued a new executive order (No. 20-12) requiring Oregon residents to stay home as much as possible to slow the spread of COVID-19. We offer employees a guide to navigating the “Stay Home, Stave Lives” phase of this pandemic.
On March 23, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued a new executive order (No. 20-12) requiring Oregon residents to stay home as much as possible to slow the spread of COVID-19. We offer students a guide to navigating the “Stay Home, Stave Lives” phase of this pandemic.
Pacific University calls for use of proper name of COVID-19 virus, supporting the Oregon Health Authority declaration: "There are no links between COVID-19 infection and a person’s race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability, or national origin.”
The employee self-quarantined as soon as symptoms began. Pacific is contacting individuals who are known to have been in close contact and asking them to remain home and monitor conditions. The office space is closed for cleaning.
We understand that the current environment is stressful on all university employees, both personally and professionally. In these unprecedented times, this is our commitment to employees.
It is absolutely our intent to schedule an opportunity to celebrate the Classes of 2020 in person and give you an opportunity to cross the stage, whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, when it is safe to do so. The cancelation of the May ceremony is only an indication that this will not happen in May, and we are not yet able to reschedule.
It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing new adjustments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of this pandemic is touching every aspect of our lives, and the situation is changing rapidly.
Suspension does not apply to approved activities that do not involve direct subject contact or virtual visits.
Pacific temporarily suspends all in-person instruction during the week of March 16; dates of resumption vary. Campus services continue, plan for remainder of semester. Pacific expands online tools for employee.