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 Nov. 30, 2020
Total Number of Tests
2,340 conducted or monitored by Pacific since March 2020
 
Confirmed Positive Cases Currently in Isolation, by Population
UG Students
0
Grad/Prof Students
3
Employees
4
Total Positive Cases Since March 2020, by Population
UG Students
16
Grad/Prof Students
14
Employees
12
 
Confirmed Positive Cases Currently in Isolation, by Location
Forest Grove
2
Hillsboro
2
Other Campuses
0
Remote
3
Total Positive Cases Since March 2020, by Location
Forest Grove
19
Hillsboro
4
Other Campuses
0
Remote
19
 
Confirmed Positive Cases Currently in Isolation, Residence Halls Occupants
0
Total Positive Cases Since March 2020, Residence Halls Occupants
5
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.

Headlines

Public Health Update

Undergraduate classes will move online by Wednesday. Campus facilities to close.

This is an unprecedented time for everyone, and the COVID Response Team is here to help. The COVID Response Team 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.

Students gathering in tents and on lawns at Pacific

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.