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OSU, UO to require vaccination proof to attend athletic events, school activities


CORVALLIS, Ore. (KTVZ) – Oregon State University and the University of Oregon announced Friday that people attending designated university events and activities, including athletic events, concerts and conferences, will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

OSU said the new policy is in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases and the significant transmission rate of the Delta variant. The policy takes effect Aug. 23, 2021, and has been developed in consultation with the local public health officials.

OSU’s policy requiring proof of vaccinations has been made in collaboration with the University of Oregon, which it said was announcing a similar policy Friday.

“OSU continues to collaborate with local and state public health officials to employ many public health measures – including face coverings and vaccination requirements for students and employees – and engage in proactive planning to support the university’s return to in-person and on-site activity for fall term,” said Interim OSU President Becky Johnson. “It is up to each one of us to contribute to wellness while we return to on-site learning and activities. I know we can do this together.”

Attendees at the designated university events will be required to present their CDC vaccination record card, or a photocopy, photo, or mobile photo of the card. Cardholders must be at least two weeks past receiving their second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, or other World Health Organization-approved vaccines), or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The proof of vaccination requirement complements OSU’s overall COVID-19 response, said Dan Larson, the university’s COVID-19 response coordinator and vice provost for student affairs.

“We continue to see strong engagement from OSU students and employees in efforts to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19,” Larson said. “As of now, approximately 94%, or approximately 18,700, of our students are fully vaccinated.

“We now are asking our community members and fans attending events and athletics to join us in helping prevent viral spread. Wearing face coverings in indoor and outdoor public spaces, where physical distancing is not possible, and implementing OSU’s proof of vaccination requirements to attend university events and activities are necessary measures.”

Children under age 12 do not need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test.

For those who cannot provide proof of vaccination, documentation of a negative test taken within three days of the event also will be accepted. The test must be a SARS-CoV-2 viral test (nucleic acid amplification test or antigen test) with emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Home tests will not be accepted.

A test result must be in the form of written medical documentation (paper or electronic copy). The documentation must include: test result; type of test; entity issuing the result; and specimen collection date.

Proof of vaccination and documentation of a test result will require presentation of a driver’s license or another government-issued form of identification, such as a passport.

In compliance with Oregon’s statewide indoor face mask requirement that went into effect Aug. 13, attendees age 5 and older at designated university indoor events will be required to wear face coverings throughout the venue, including in seats, except when actively eating and drinking. In compliance with a Benton County ordinance, members of the public attending outdoor events where 6 feet of physical distancing is not possible are required to wear face coverings.

Larson said an appropriate face covering fully covers the nose and mouth, is not constructed of mesh or lace, and does not have openings, holes, valves or vents. 

OSU’s COVID-19 response coordinator, in consultation with program leaders and the local public health authority, will define places at OSU where people will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test. In addition to athletic events, concerts and conferences, these may include recreation centers, field trips and other experiential learning activities that present higher risk. 

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  1. Here’s your new normal.
    Timbers games require vaccine card and see-thru purse just like LS Amphitheater, within a couple weeks almost every venue worth attending will also. Same with theaters and restaurants. Same with many/most companies worth working for.
    Thank God, seriously. So tired of dealing with you maga super-spreaders.

      1. Now… as I was saying before the Digi-Con-Traitor lost control of the site… Anyone paying attention to pre-season NFL games see the stands filled with maskless fans who are not under any of your Nazi-like unscientific BS made up fake hysterics ! FACT- “Only two NFL teams thus far have announced rules pertaining to fans providing proof of vaccination.”… FACT- Even if you are gullible enough to get vaxxed by a non FDA approved chemical cocktail… You Can Still Catch and Spread- All the evidence out there clearly suggests that the Vaxoids are the Super Spreaders !

          “We could not identify any instance in published or broadcast accounts, or CDC news releases, where Walensky said vaccines are failing. And she did not say vaccinated people are superspreaders; she said vaccinated people infected with the delta variant have similarly high viral loads as unvaccinated people. “

      1. The fact you think I lie shows how much of a troll you are. I have NEVER lied here, and all your “proof” is imaginary twists of reality.
        Or… you KNOW I don’t lie, and such false accusations are a “fun hobby” for you.
        I don’t know which is sadder. But so many have told you that to your digital “face,” only to be attacked – falsely – as being me or someone who works for us or knows me.
        Again, many who agree with you politically have told you that your nasty rude attitude and content does “your side’ no favors. You of course don’t care.
        Have a great weekend!

        1. Trolls don’t have sides. As we’ve all witnessed, Wishy attacks everyone because being obnoxious gets him attention. It’s hard not to but we need to stop feeding the troll then maybe he’ll shrivel up and take all his lame identities and go away.

        2. You are lying right now ! Please explain why my posts (never Kuya-FC-Neverdumber-Martha) are still be re-directed. No lies now- explain how after three months of this- it still goes on. Cmon ABE- be honest now. I bet you won’t- I got the mega millions on a bald faced lie ! What says you.

          1. I say talking to you is useless and your claims of lies are 100 percent unprovable. If only you had a civil tongue, we might address what obviously is a technical issue. Instead, you ascribe false motives day and night. Unprovable because untrue.

            1. You didn’t answer the question… so instead- you lie about it. Let the readers decide on their own- as they see what you’ve become and the way you continue to block-delay-and redirect comments.

      2. You challenge legit posts like the link provided by Keyser Soze with nothing BUT garbage. You hardly ever post reliable links in support of your opinion while demanding everybody else to. So just shut up. You’re a waste of everybody’s time.

            1. Says the “Russia-Russia-Russia” guy ! Hey… how’s that non FDA approved vaccine sellin’ for ya ? Yeh… I “twist” the truth ???

    1. Uh-oh! The MAGA heads will explode trying to decide whether to pay the medical bills or keep sending that monthly donation to the Save America PAC.

  2. Look what you unvaccinated idiots have done! You have forced all these places to close their doors to you! Kind of ironic, the telling everyone to stay will now be forced to stay home! Karma’s a bitch!

    1. Way too much Neverdumber because Lerten is blocking responses thru redirection- not TOS violations. This is biased promotion of propaganda.

      1. No- Kuya- Martha- Tio- FC- the lame buncha characters you protect don’t. My posts are not even showing the moderation statement- you been hacked- or you lie.

        1. Before you blast Barney test it out on other sites that use the same system. They use “automated moderation” to block what the algorithm does not want exposed and the usual “violence” etc…

    1. Looks like you woke up early and full of bile, Wishey. Your paranoia bothering you? Why don’t you whine about the matter covered in the article rather than about how everyone is picking on you? Oh, that’s right, you only care about yourself.

        1. Twisted logic- my comment is about mouth breathing vaxoids who think they are protected- but are actually spreading the virus in record numbers… what says you ?

        1. Sure they are- where’s the contact tracing ? This thing didn’t explode until the vaxoids increased by the millions and hit the streets !

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