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Masks on in ALL OHSU buildings; Vaccination against Covid-19 Required

Masks ON in all OHSU Buildings

Effective immediately, masks are required inside ALL OHSU buildings, regardless of your vaccination status, in both health care and non-health care settings. As before, if you are alone in a room with closed doors, you can remove your mask. Please keep up the hand hygiene, stay home if you are ill, complete the COVID access pass before coming to campus and get tested if you have any symptoms, even if they’re mild.

Questions about Vaccines, Testing, Exposure, and More

Answers to frequently asked questions about vaccines, testing, managing exposure to Covid-19, wellness resources, and more, can be found on OHSU’s Student Health and Wellness O2 Intranet site here: https://o2.ohsu.edu/student-central/health-wellness/services/coronavirus.cfm 

OHSU Vaccination Policy – Act Now to be in Compliance

OHSU will require all members, including employees working remotely, and students, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct.18 unless they have received an approved medical or religious exception.

Please confirm your Covid-19 vaccination in Enterprise Health, even if you have already submitted information with your immune status form. Just click on the link and log in with your OHSU credentials. If you were vaccinated at an OHSU site, your vaccination information should already be logged. If you received a vaccination somewhere other than OHSU, you will need to upload your records. Visit this OHSU Now page for more information and detailed instructions.

If you need technical assistance, contact shwcompliance@ohsu.edu.

You can see the draft, proposed version of the COVID-19 vaccination policy on O2. Vaccination against this virus is one of the best tools to keep you and your community well. As OHSU and Oregon face this public health crisis, OHSU is urging all who can to get vaccinated.

Get vaccinated

If you still need your vaccination, you can get one, no appointment needed, at any OHSU pharmacy location during their open hours or you can find a community location near you. You must be fully vaccinated on Oct. 18, which means you will need to:

  • Get your first dose of Moderna (28 days between doses) by Sept. 6, and second dose no later than Oct. 4.
  • Get your first dose of Pfizer (21 days between doses) by Sept. 13, and second dose no later than Oct. 4.
  • Get one dose of Johnson & Johnson by Oct. 4.

Submit a medical or religious exception

Medical or religious exception requests should be submitted by Sept. 20 so that if your request is denied, you still have time to get vaccinated by Oct. 18. Please use the forms linked below. After you have completed the medical or religious exception form, upload it to Enterprise Health. Once you’re logged in, click on the button for “COVID-19 declination form.”

Exception forms:

  • more robust form for religious exceptions is now available and should be used for any religious exception requests going forward. Questions have been added in line with OHSU’s normal religious and spiritual accommodations requests, and these will be reviewed similarly. Anyone who previously completed the religious exception form provided earlier this week will be contacted to provide additional information for the review.
  • The medical exception form was updated as well to help evaluate accommodation requests, including a release to speak with the provider, if needed. Please use this form going forward. If you already submitted the OHA form, you may be contacted if additional information is needed.
  • Exception forms are available on the COVID-19 site’s vaccine page and should be submitted in Enterprise Health by Sept. 20 at the latest.