Pacific University COVID-19 Response

Pacific University is committed to the wellbeing of our students and employees, as well as our community at large. Please remember we do require all students and employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to have an approved exemption. We also encourage all those with approved exemptions to become vaccinated as soon as they are able.

COVID Case Status

The following dashboard reports known campus positives each Monday, recognizing that at-home testing and shorter isolation periods may complicate accurate counts. This number should be used only as a rough guide to the current spread of COVID-19 on Pacific campuses. 

Active cases are those in which a person has tested positive and is in isolation. This includes Pacific University students and employees, as well as Early Learning Community students, across all four Pacific campuses, as well as those working or living off campus.

Date Active Cases
June 20, 2022 8

COVID Vaccination Rate

Pacific University is currently reporting a 97% vaccination among students and employees. Learn more about vaccine requirements

Current Requirements

  • Masks are optional in most Pacific University indoor settings. Masks continue to be required in health clinic settings under state requirements. Those who are at higher risk or who are more comfortable are encouraged to continue wearing masks in public indoor spaces and/or crowded outdoor spaces. Learn more about mask guidelines

  • All Pacific University students and employees are required to be up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, according to their eligibility, or to have an approved exemption on file. Those with exemptions are tested weekly for COVID-19. Learn more about vaccine requirements

  • All guests on Pacific University campuses or at university-sponsored events must be up to date on COVID-19 vaccination and boosters, or must be prepared to show evidence of a negative test within 24 hours of arriving on campus. Pacific reserves the right to require proof of vaccination or a negative test. Exceptions may be made for patients of Pacific University health clinics, as well as students and families in the Early Learning Community.

  • Students and employees are expected to monitor and report symptoms and illness. Undergraduates should complete the COVID Symptom and Exposure Report Form for any illnesses or exposures. Graduate/professional students and employees should use the Datos app daily. Learn more about symptom and exposure monitoring 

  • All university community members and guests should be cognizant of their role in protecting our community health. Stay home if you are sick and follow public health guidelines for testing, quarantine or isolation in the event of a COVID-19 exposure or illness — or any other communicable disease. Learn how to stay healthy 

We will continue to assess the spread of the novel coronavirus and its variants, with the intention of continuing in-person teaching, learning, research and university events. 


Public Health update

In keeping with an order from Oregon's governor, Pacific University broadens mask requirement to include outdoor settings.

Public Health Update

Masks will be required indoors across Pacific’s campuses, except in private office or lab spaces, residence hall rooms, or while eating or drinking. Students and employees, submit your vaccine or exemption documentation immediately. Learn more about Pacific's COVID-19 protocols and precautions.

Public Health Update

The CDC now encourages everyone — vaccinated or unvaccinated — to wear a face mask indoors in public areas where there is substantial or high transmission. While Pacific University is not implementing new mask mandates at this time, we strongly encourage all members of our community to follow this CDC guidance.