COVID-19 Response & Planning

Pacific University is committed to the wellbeing of our students and employees, as well as our community at large. We are dedicated to ensuring the continued educational progress and success of our students while also doing our part to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Tracking

Last Updated May 30, 2021
Total Number of Tests
9,204 conducted or monitored by Pacific since March 2020
 
Confirmed Positive Cases Currently in Isolation, by Population
UG Students
0
Grad/Prof Students
0
Employees
0
Total Positive Cases Since March 2020, by Population
UG Students
51
Grad/Prof Students
40
Employees
30
 
Confirmed Positive Cases Currently in Isolation, by Location
Forest Grove
0
Hillsboro
0
Other Campuses
0
Remote
0
Total Positive Cases Since March 2020, by Location
Forest Grove
64
Hillsboro
10
Other Campuses
0
Remote
47
 
Confirmed Positive Cases Currently in Isolation, Residence Halls Occupants
0
Total Positive Cases Since March 2020, Residence Halls Occupants
12
Pacific conducts testing of high-risk populations and symptomatic students who live or attend classes on campus. The university also monitors self-reported cases from employees tested through personal healthcare providers, students enrolled in programs at other campuses, and students attending remotely with no campus contact. Other campuses include Eugene, Woodburn, Hawai‘i and Portland. Due to their small populations, these locations are reported together to protect the private health data of individuals. "Remote" indicates students and employees who are not attending classes, living, or physically working on any Pacific campus.

Inclusion & Respect

Pacific University is a welcoming community committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion. We embrace facts and reject stigma and discrimination. It is important to know that:

  • COVID-19 does not discriminate based on race, nationality or ethnicity — and neither does Pacific.
  • Wearing a mask does not mean a person is ill.
  • You can interrupt stigma by sharing accurate information.
  • Speak up if you hear, see or read misinformation or witness or experience harassment or discrimination.
  • As always, you may report concerns of discrimination to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at 503-352-1457, nrodrigu@pacificu.edu or online.

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Public Health Update

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.

Pharmacy students and faculty prepare COVID-19 vaccine doses

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.

Two Earth globes

Pacific University will allow undergraduate and graduate travel abroad under limited circumstances in the coming months.