Infection Monitoring & Prevention | COVID-19

Symptom & Exposure Monitoring

Students and employees are encouraged to continue monitoring their own health — both in relation to COVID-19 and other contagious illnesses — to help keep our communities healthy.

According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever or chills, cough, shortness or breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. 

All employees and graduate/professional students (including undergraduate students in teaching or healthcare programs outside of Forest Grove) should use the Datos app daily.  Learn more about the Datos app and what to expect.

Forest Grove undergraduate students are expected to report any symptoms or exposures on the COVID Symptom and Exposure Report Form. They will be contacted directly by the university's Monitoring & Support Team for assessment and instructions based on their specific experiences.

If You Are Ill

If you feel ill, please stay home and report your illness! 

When you report an illness, our professional staff will assess your specific situation and provide guidance for next steps, including testing and/or quarantine. 

  • Undergraduates: If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or are feeling ill, please complete the COVID Symptom and Exposure Report Form.
  • Graduate/Professional Students: You should be using the Datos app daily to monitor and report any symptoms. 
  • Employees: You should be using the Datos app daily to monitor and report any symptoms. 

Testing

Students and employees who are ill can receive a COVID-19 test through the university’s Health Center.

Individuals who are at higher risk, including those who are unable to be vaccinated, also are tested weekly.

Environmental Precautions

Hand sanitizer stations remain available throughout campus facilities to encourage frequent hand washing.

Pacific facilities have been assessed for air quality, and all buildings meet OSHA guidelines. Appropriate air filters are in place to circulate air safely through buildings. Please do not open exterior doors and windows to increase air flow — this actually decreases the effectiveness of filters.

Though research indicates that COVID-19 is rarely spread through surfaces, Pacific maintains a thorough cleaning protocol for campus facilities. Bathrooms are sanitized daily, and high-touch areas are cleaned frequently.