COVID-19 for Researchers

Coronavirus Information for Researchers

General Guidance for Researchers

The UO research enterprise is operating under State executive orders for higher education and is implementing a Staged Approach to Restarting Research Activity (see below). 

Our overarching goals are to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff while increasing research activity in a staged approach as public health guidance and safety conditions permit. Recovery will be a long-term transition with a restart process that is scaled gradually and aligned with public health conditions. 

UO phase 0 permits limited essential maintenance activities; UO phase 0.5 expands to essential limited research activities for research on-campus and in the field; UO stages 1 permits expanded access to on-campus research and limited face-to-face human subjects research.  UO stage 2 permits extended close contact activities in circumstances where such interaction is necessary to conduct research activities that cannot otherwise occur under UO stage 1 allowances.


A Staged Approach for Restarting Research Activity

We have developed a framework for a phased approach to restart research activity and a path forward that ensures the safety, health, and well-being of our research enterprise.


Restarting Research Activity

COVID-19 FAQ for Researchers

Section last updated March 15, 2021

NOTE: The Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) also has a helpful COVID-19 FAQ for researchers and list of agency responses/additional resources.


Research-Related FAQs


NOTE: Audio archive of April 6 Town Hall is available

NOTE: This message was sent to the UO research community on Jan. 21, 2021

The following message was sent to the UO research community on Nov. 17, 2020

All COVID-19 Announcements for Researchers