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OHSU Covid-19 Response (updated 11.9.2021)

Modified Operations lifts January 3, 2022

On Jan. 3, 2022, OHSU will emerge from the “national/long-term” state of Modified Operations. This will not look just like it did on March 22, 2020 though. Many employees will continue to telework. Oregon OSHA still requires masking and other safety protocols. See this OHSU Now post for more information.

Masks on in all OHSU Buildings

Masks are required inside all OHSU buildings, regardless of your vaccination status, in both health care and non-health care settings. 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.

OHSU Vaccination Policy – Covid-19 Immunization Required

View the full text of OHSU Policy 03-30-150: Covid-19 Immunizations and Education.

All admitted students must provide proof of full COVID-19 immunization or receive an approved medical or religious exception prior to the start of the academic program. If you are returning from a Leave of Absence and have not yet done so, please confirm your compliance with OHSU’s Covid-19 poicy in Enterprise Health. 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.

Get vaccinated

If you are returning for the Winter 2022 term and you still need your vaccination, visit this page for information on where you can get one. You must be fully vaccinated when the term begins on January 3, which means you will need to:

  • Get your first dose of Moderna (28 days between doses) by Nov. 22, and second dose no later than Dec. 20.
  • Get your first dose of Pfizer (21 days between doses) by Nov. 29, and second dose no later than Dec. 20.
  • Get one dose of Johnson & Johnson by Dec.20.

Submit a medical or religious exception

Medical or religious exception requests should be submitted as soon as possible, so that if your request is denied, you still have time to get vaccinated by January 3. 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.”

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