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On May 4, 2021, OSU announced its intent to require COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees who learn, work or engage with others in-person during classes or university activities. Students can now comply with this policy by confirming their vaccination status through the patient portal. Information on seeking exemptions to this requirement can be found by scrolling down this page or clicking "student" below. Students must comply with this requirement by Sept. 15, 2021.
For frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, click here.
If you have questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 or vaccinations, please call the COVID-19 hotline from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. at 541-737-7211.
STUDENTS WILL NEED to complete ONE of the following steps to meet this requirement:
Is now live, please see link below to begin the process.
IF YOU ARE FACULTY/STAFF AND YOU SUBMIT THIS EXEMPTION FORM, YOUR RESPONSE WILL NOT BE RECORDED. Please navigate here for Staff/Faculty response.
For students seeking Medical or Non-Medical Exemption (for a religious or philosophical belief that does not agree with the COVID-19 vaccination policy) please complete the following:
Reasons for Medical Exemption:
NOTE: If you receive an error message after completing your waiver, please check your patient portal within the next week to ensure compliance has been met.
Vaccine Compliance for Worker’s in Healthcare Settings
On August 19, 2021, Governor Brown announced healthcare workers would need to be fully vaccinated. With full FDA approval granted to vaccine on August 23, 2021. The Oregon Health Authority amended the temporary rule requiring health care workers to be fully vaccinated in order to work in a healthcare setting by October 18, 2021 is available here. OHA's frequently asked questions on health care workers are online here.
The definition of healthcare provider is intentionally very broad and includes individuals, paid and unpaid, working, learning, studying, assisting, observing or volunteering in a healthcare setting providing direct patient or resident care or who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients, residents, or infectious materials, and includes but is not limited to any individual licensed by a health regulatory board as that is defined in ORS 676.160, unlicensed caregivers, and any OHA387910012021 2 of 14 clerical, dietary, environmental services, laundry, security, engineering and facilities management, administrative, billing, student and volunteer personnel.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this please contact us via email.
to claim a medical exemption, please do the following: