Vaccination efforts are a critical step. All students and employees are invited to participate in a vaccine clinic April 17.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Undergraduate classes will move online by Wednesday. Campus facilities to close.
On Friday, Oregon announced an upcoming two-week “pause” on social activities for several counties experiencing high rates of COVID-19 infection. Though the Pacific University community has done an excellent job of controlling the spread of COVID-19 among our students and employees, the high rates in our surrounding communities and the upcoming holiday season make diligence all the more important. Starting this week, Pacific will make proactive adjustments to follow the guidance associated with the “pause.” Because our procedures are already stringent, these adjustments should not have significant impact on campus activities.
Students and employees may be selected to participate in batch tests to proactively monitor potential community spread. Current infection rates at Pacific are low; keep following public health guidance to keep our communities safe!