SOU Pandemic Resumption of Activities Plan and Requirements - Effective June 15, 2020

As part of its gradual reopening and in an effort to comply with contact and tracing requirements, all SOU active employees, students, volunteers, and affiliates who are scheduled to work must complete the SOU Daily Self Health Check Questionnaire regardless of work location (approximately 15 seconds).  Those in need of a thermometer may inquire with Human Resources (Churchill Hall-Room 159,; 541-552-8553).

Face coverings are required in shared or common spaces, at all campus activities, and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained until there is a reliable treatment or vaccine.  Although employees are encouraged to provide their own face coverings, the university has a limited supply available for those who are unable to make or buy their own.  Face coverings can be obtained, without charge, at the following locations:

  • Human Resources (Churchill Hall, Room 159)
  • Student Health and Wellness Center (560 Indiana Street)
  • Information Technology (Computing Services, Help Desk)
  • Facilities, Management and Planning (351 Walker Street)

Southern Oregon University is closely monitoring the outbreak of the respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19).  This is a rapidly evolving situation and current information can be found at SOU Campus NotificationsJackson County Public Health, Jackson County Health & Human Services' Flash ReportsOregon Health Authority, and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

SOU recommends that members of its community follow guidelines developed by the CDC for preventing the spread of respiratory viruses, and in general:

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  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects (such as cell phones) and surfaces (such as keyboards or doorknobs).
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick until you are symptom-free for 24 hours.
  • Call the Student Health & Wellness Center (students) or your personal doctor (employees) if you are sick; contact a hospital emergency department if you are very sick and non-emergency caregivers are unavailable.

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Employee Questions

For general questions or concerns about COVID-19 in Oregon, contact the Oregon Health Authority's Community Information Center by dialing 211 or visiting All other questions may be directed to Human Resources at or 541-552-8553.

Employees who have specific questions regarding the COVID-19 situation may submit questions through the following form. Messages will be reviewed and responded to as quickly as possible.