Southern Oregon University has convened regular leadership meetings on COVID-19 since January and activated an incident response team to coordinate campus-wide preparations and responses on March 2. The university’s efforts are coordinated closely with those of the Oregon Health Authority, Jackson County Public Health, and higher education partners.
SOU is posting periodic updates for the community to this dedicated COVID-19 website, along with resources that may be helpful to students, parents, employees, and others.
The university is also:
Continuing to enhance instructional continuity capabilities – including contingencies for online instruction – along with overall emergency operations, preparations, and planning.
Continuing a “handwashing/cover your cough” public awareness campaign that has been promoted on campus.
Enhancing the cleaning of public areas across campus.
Encouraging those who show symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home and check-in by phone with the SOU Student Health & Wellness Center (541) 552-6136 or their personal doctors.
Prepared to provide over-the-phone assessment and guidance through the Student Health & Wellness Center to students who feel sick with one or more COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
SOU is working closely with Jackson County Public Health, which is monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and preparations in the southern Oregon region. The university will update the campus community as relevant information becomes available.