Coronavirus Update January 21, 2022
Umpqua Community College (UCC) is committed to protecting the health of our students, employees, and the community. The College actively gathers and shares information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with staff and students at all of its campus locations.
While global health experts continue to learn more about this virus, what is known is that viruses do not discriminate.
COVID-19 is not associated with any race, ethnicity, or nationality. It is vital that our community work to combat discrimination based on racial bias or appearances and to correct misinformation on the spot. Make sure you only share accurate, unbiased information, and speak up when you hear, see, or read misinformation or harassment.
Incidents of bias or harassment on campus can be reported to Student Services. UCC employees should report incidents to the Office of Human Resources.
Vaccination, Booster and Testing sites in Douglas County
COVID-19 Related Complaints and Concerns
A form has been created specifically for COVID-19 concerns. Students and employees may use this form to report any COVID-19 complaints or concerns to the College.
Face Coverings on Campus
Please be advised that face coverings are mandatory on the UCC Campus in indoor public spaces and even in outdoor settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained at all times. The College is abiding by the guidance issued by the Governor of Oregon and Oregon Health Authority that went into effect on August 13, 2021: Governor Brown reinstates statewide masking mandate and August 27, 2021: Governor Kate Brown Announces Statewide Outdoor Mask Requirements.
As of November 23, 2021 Face coverings are not mandatory in outside settings. Face coverings are mandatory in “common or shared space,” which includes areas where individuals may interact such as a restroom, breakroom, hallway, elevator, lobby, classroom, large room with cubicles, meeting rooms, conference rooms, and any indoor area open to the public.
Where face coverings are NOT required to be worn:
- In a “private, individual workspace.” Defined as an indoor space within a public or private workplace used for work by one individual at a time that is enclosed on all sides with walls from floor to ceiling and with a closed door.
- In their own residence.
- In their own personal vehicle.
- Is under five (5) years of age.
- While eating or drinking.
- Engaged in an activity that makes wearing a mask, face covering, or face shield not feasible, such as when taking a shower.
- While sleeping.
Campus security personnel are monitoring the campus to ensure compliance with OSHA COVID-19 requirements.
Weekly and Monthly Positive COVID Cases for U.C.C., Douglas County and Oregon
At this time with the increase of COVID, the testing kits are decreasing. The US government has now authorized free in home testing kits. At this site, you may receive 4 in home kits per household, free of charge; www.covidtests.gov . Also, those with health insurance can get up to eight at-home tests kits, per month, for free. You can either purchase under your insurance or submit receipts for test reimbursement up to eight per month per person. PCR tests and rapid tests administered by a licensed healthcare provider will continue to be fully covered by insurance with no limit.
Keep yourself safe and others you may have contact with. Children and the Elderly are more susceptible to this variant. This variant affects their respiratory system and they are less able to "fight" it. Children's lungs have not matured and the elderly usually have decreased capacity or underlying issues. Wearing a mask and sanitizing it very helpful. Let's keep our children, elderly and ourselves and everyone else around us safe.
For more information see COVID-19 Protocols.
UCC's resources and directions come from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority, and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). Please see the links below for more information.
The College is in close contact with many agencies on a daily / weekly basis and following CDC recommendations to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. Custodial services are increasing efforts on campuses to maintain sanitary conditions.
- Business and Employment
- Public Safety
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Campus Update Archives
- Coronavirus Information Update 05/03/2021
- Coronavirus Information Update 04/05/2021
- Coronavirus Information Update 03/11/2021
- UCC COVID-19 Operational Plan Update 12/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 12/08/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 12/04/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 11/07/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 10/22/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 10/09/2020
- UCC COVID-19 Operational Plan 08/20/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 06/10/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 04/21/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 04/13/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 04/08/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 04/03/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 04/01/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 03/25/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 03/24/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 03/23/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 03/20/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 03/19/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 03/18/2020
- Board-Approved Emergency Resolution on 03/17/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 03/17/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 03/16/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 03/13/2020
- COVID-19: UCC Non-essential travel
- Coronavirus Information Update 03/12/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 03/10/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 03/08/2020
- Coronavirus Information Update 03/06/2020