Like Rosie the Riveter 75 years ago, Pacific University faculty, staff and students are responding to a global health crisis in creative ways.
Pacific University is committed to the wellbeing of our students and employees, as well as our community. As a university with a specialty in healthcare, we are dedicated to ensuring the continued educational progress and success of our students. However, we also believe it is critical that we participate in preventing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic to avoid overloading our hospital systems.
Pacific University is actively monitoring this rapidly evolving public health issue, building on established emergency preparedness and response procedures, and compiling information and support resources for our university community. Find additional information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
In conjunction with recommendations from the Oregon Health Authority and guidelines from Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, we will alter our course delivery and upcoming events to limit large gatherings and encourage social distancing. We also are encouraging residential students to head home if possible. These pages will continue to be the official source of updates from Pacific.
- March 25 | Summer classes will be online. Campus services and campus facility access information updated. Remote work guidance for employees. Navigating 'stay home' for students and employees.
- March 22 | Pacific has learned of its first positive test for a staff member.
- March 18 | Updated information on Campus Services, including Bookstore, Dining, Advising. Updated housing information. Message from President Hallick, including cancelation of May Commencement ceremony.
- March 17 | Library hours, resources posted in Campus Services. In-person human subject research halted.
- March 15 | All in-person classes, labs and exams are suspended for the week of March 16. Some courses will immediately transition online with others will be canceled until they can be moved online, no later than April 1. Find academic schedules and campus service schedules. Additional online teaching resources available.
- March 13 | Many classes will be canceled March 16-31 as Pacific extends spring break to transition to online course delivery for the rest of the spring semester. Schedules vary by program. Calendar of affected events added; will be updated as available. Patient screen updated in clinic and patient information.
- March 12 | Significant updates to student, employee and travel information, including the upcoming move of course delivery online, requirements for all students and employees abroad to return home, and cancelation of all large events.
- March 10 | Significant updates issued for university and personal travel guidelines.
- March 6 | Information about exposure and risk available. Information about clinical education placements available. We now have a contact page if you have additional questions or concerns that are not answered in these pages.
- March 4 | Spanish translation of patient screen available.
- March 2 | Patient screen tool updated. Campus fliers and digital signage available below.
- Feb. 29 | Preliminary travel information available. Patient screen tool and clinic fliers available.
Prevention Tips from the CDC
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Prevention Information Communication Tools
- Prevention Resources Flier (8.5x11")
- Prevention Resources Flier (11x17")
- Prevention Resources Digital Signage
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.