Daily Self-Screening and Monitoring Symptoms

University of Portland's operational resumption plans are subject to change as our understanding of COVID-19 evolves and based on guidelines set by the State of Oregon and Multnomah County. Please check this website often for the latest information. 

As University of Portland approaches resuming on-campus operations,  all students, staff, and faculty will be required to complete a mandatory daily health check. 

A broad communications plan is being developed to support the cultural habits needed to ensure full compliance. The University is currently evaluating several mobile applications that we might use to implement this plan.

Beginning in Stage 2 of the University's reopening plan, faculty and staff working on campus are expected to take their temperature and conduct a symptom check daily before coming to campus. If you have a temperature above 100.4 degrees or exhibit any of the symptoms related to COVID-19, please do not come to campus. Symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Runny nose/nasal congestion
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • New loss of taste or smell

if you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID or if you exhibit any of the symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider or the campus service below. They can assess whether you should self-quarantinePlease let your department or manager know that you are unable to report to work as expected.

  • Students: Health and Counseling Center, 503.943.7134 or hcc@up.edu 
  • Faculty and Staff:  Office of Human Resources, 503.943.8484 or hr@up.edu 

As a reminder, please do not return to work on campus physically unless you are instructed by your supervisor. All employees who are able to work remotely, for the time being, should continue to do so.

If your healthcare provider instructs you to be tested, you should remain in isolation until test results return. If your results are negative, your symptoms are improving, and you are fever-free, you may return to work only after consulting with your supervisor and Office of Human Resources.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you should not return to work until:

  • Ten days have passed from the time you tested positive
  • You have been fever-free without fever-reducing medicines for three days
  • Your symptoms are improving
  • You receive a note from your healthcare provider clearing you to return to work
  • You receive clearance to return to work from your supervisor and the Office of Human Resources

The earliest you could come back, even if you are fever-free after the first three days, is seven days. This time could be extended if your fever remains or your symptoms do not improve.  

If you are not sure if you should stay home because you may have had contact with a person suspected of having the virus, please contact the Health and Counseling Center (students) or the Office of Human Resources (faculty and staff).

People Who Are at Higher Risk

According to the CDC, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. This includes people 65 years and older and people of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:

  • Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • Serious heart conditions
  • A compromised immune system, such as that resulting from cancer treatment, bone marrow or organ transplant, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
  • Severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher) 
  • Diabetes  
  • Chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis  
  • Liver disease

Many steps are being taken to protect the entire community as we return to the university’s core mission of teaching and research. We recognize that individual circumstances, including age and certain underlying health conditions, can increase the risk that, if acquired, the course of the virus can be more severe.

COVID-19 Leave and Accommodation Requests

Faculty requesting leave and/or accommodations related to COVID-19, should contact the Provost’s Office at 503.943.7105 or staten@up.edu.

Staff requesting leave and/or accommodations should contact the Office of Human Resources, 503.943.8484 or hr@up.edu.  

We are in Phase 1