COVID-19

Most current information regarding UP's COVID-19 updates can be found on the Pilots Prevent website.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please submit a COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form to get connected to the Care Team and isolate in your room until you are able to speak with a healthcare provider.

If at any time you experience severe symptoms including trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.


COVID-19 Vaccination/Booster Requirement
(Spring 2022)

The deadline to upload proof of your COVID-19 booster or exemption form to your Secure Patient Portal is February 1st, 2022. Students who are not compliant with the booster requirement will have a hold placed on their account starting March 7th, 2022. A hold on your account would prevent you from ordering transcripts, registering for or withdrawing from classes, or viewing your grades once they’re uploaded.

More information regarding UP's COVID-19 vaccination policy can be found on the Pilots Prevent website.

How can I get compliant with the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirement?

You can get compliant for the COVID-19 vaccination requirement by (1.) getting your booster and uploading proof (i.e. a photo of your vaccination card, a copy of your vaccination record, or other official medical documentation which shows your name, date of birth, date of vaccination, vaccine type, and lot number) or (2.) submitting a completed exemption form signed by you and your healthcare provider.

Click here for step-by-step instructions on uploading your proof of COVID-19 booster.

Click here for step-by-step instructions on completing and uploading an exemption form.

How can I get a COVID-19 vaccination hold removed from my student account?

The only way to have a COVID-19 vaccination hold removed from your account is to get compliant with the University's COVID-19 vaccination policy. Please upload proof of your booster or a completed exemption form to your Secure Patient Portal as quickly as possible to avoid any delays or other issues prior to registration/graduation. 

Please note, it takes time for a hold to be removed, and it cannot happen immediately. Review of students' documentation and hold removals only take place during our business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Holds are not removed on the weekends. Holds will be removed in the order the documentation is received by the HCC. 


Frequently Asked Questions
(Updated 2/3/2022)

I got a COVID test off-campus/outside of the HCC that came back positive. What should I do now?

Most importantly, begin isolation immediately. If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 outside of the HCC, fill out the COVID-19 self-reporting form and (for on-campus residents) tell your Hall Director as soon as possible. The self-reporting form will alert the UP COVID-19 Case Management Team who will develop a plan to support you and advise you on alerting your close contacts.

UP is observing the isolation guidelines[1] currently set by Multnomah County. Students who test positive will be advised on how/when to end isolation after filling out the self-reporting form.

Note: Nursing students should reach out to the administrative staff in the School of Nursing for additional guidance before resuming in-person clinicals.

When should I get tested for COVID-19?

The Health & Counseling Center will administer COVID-19 tests to any UP student who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. To make a COVID-19 testing appointment, call the HCC at 503.943.7134.

If any student is asymptomatic and has recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, it is recommended to get a PCR test 4-5 days after the close-contact exposure. All students should diligently monitor their symptoms after an exposure (see below: "I was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, but I don't feel sick. Do I need to quarantine?"). To make a COVID-19 testing appointment at the HCC, call 503.943.7134. You can also view a list of community testing options here.

According to the CDC[2], anyone with any signs or symptoms[3] of COVID-19 should get tested, regardless of vaccination status. Students that are symptomatic of COVID-19 should not attend in-person classes or other in-person events.

The CDC defines “close contact[4] as a situation where you were within 6 feet of a COVID-positive person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. If you are unsure if your situation fits the close contact criteria, contact the HCC via phone (503.943.7134) or email (hcc@up.edu).

COVID Testing Flow Chart


I was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, but I don’t feel sick. Do I still need to get tested?

Yes! Regardless of vaccination status, if you have been in close contact with someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19, you should seek out a COVID-19 PCR test (see below: "How soon after an exposure should I get tested?")To make a COVID-19 testing appointment at the HCC, call 503.943.7134. You can also view a list of community testing options here.

How soon after an exposure should I get tested?

It is best practice to get tested 4-5 days following a known “close contact” exposure to a COVID-positive person.

For example: You spent time with your roommate on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Your roommate finds out on Wednesday that their COVID PCR test taken on Monday was positive, and they immediately begin isolation in their room. The last time you were in close contact with your roommate was Wednesday, so you would get an exposure test 4-5 days after Wednesday.

I made a testing appointment. Do I need to quarantine until my test?

That depends on your situation. UP is observing the isolation guidelines currently set by Multnomah County. Visit their website[5] and follow the instructions most applicable to you. Regardless of vaccination status or exposure, if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, begin isolation immediately and alert your class instructors if necessary. Questions regarding a COVID exposure can be directed to the HCC via phone (503.943.7134) or email (hcc@up.edu).

Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 or is advised to quarantine due to an exposure will receive support from the UP COVID-19 Case Management Team.

I’m waiting for my test results. Do I need to quarantine until I get my results?

That depends on your situation. UP is observing the isolation guidelines currently set by Multnomah County. Visit their website[5] and follow the instructions most applicable to you. Regardless of vaccination status or exposure, if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, begin isolation immediately and alert your class instructors if necessary. Questions regarding a COVID exposure can be directed to the HCC via phone (503.943.7134) or email (hcc@up.edu).

Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 or is advised to quarantine due to an exposure will receive support from the UP COVID-19 Case Management Team

I was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, but I don’t feel sick. Do I need to quarantine?

UP is following the Multnomah County guidelines[5] for isolation/quarantine after a known exposure to COVID-19. The protocols are based on your vaccination status; visit the MultCo website and follow the protocols that apply to you.

If you are advised to quarantine after an exposure, fill out the COVID-19 self-reporting form to get connected to the UP Case Management Team. Questions regarding a COVID exposure can be directed to the HCC via phone (503.943.7134) or email (hcc@up.edu). Any student who is advised to quarantine due to an exposure will receive support from the UP COVID-19 Case Management Team.

If at any point you develop symptoms of COVID-19, begin isolation immediately and call the HCC at 503.943.7134 to schedule a COVID test and check-up appointment. Students that are symptomatic should not attend in-person classes or other in-person events.

My roommate/friend/partner was in close contact with someone who has COVID and is getting tested. Should I get tested too?

Not necessarily. If (1.) you were not in close contact with the COVID-positive person, (2.) you are fully vaccinated, and (3.) you are not having symptoms, you do not need to be tested at this time. However, if you are not fully vaccinated, or if you start to develop symptoms, begin isolation immediately and contact the HCC at 503.943.7134 to schedule a testing appointment and talk about next steps.

If your roommate/friend/partner tests positive for COVID and you are not having symptoms, it is recommended that you get a test 4-5 days after the last close-contact exposure to your roommate/friend/partner. All students should diligently monitor their symptoms after an exposure. (See above: "I was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, but I don’t feel sick. Do I still need to get tested?")

I’m concerned that another student I’ve come in contact with is having symptoms but not getting tested. What should I do?

Any concerns related to COVID-19 symptoms or exposure can be directed to the HCC via phone (503.943.7134) or email (hcc@up.edu) or Pilots Prevent using the COVID-19 self-reporting form. Both forms of communication will remain anonymous.

I got a COVID test off-campus that came back negative. What should I do now?

It's up to you! If you received a negative test result and would still like to get medical care, contact the HCC at 503.943.7134 or your off-campus primary care provider to schedule an appointment. If you would prefer to self-care until your symptoms subside, check out our Cold & Flu Self-Care page for tips. It is not necessary to report a negative test result to the HCC.

Regardless of COVID-19 test results, students that are experiencing symptoms of illness should limit their exposure to others as much as possible until their symptoms subside.

Note: Nursing students should reach out to the administrative staff in the School of Nursing for additional guidance before resuming in-person clinicals.

 

 

[1] Multco.us – If You Test Positive for COVID-19
[2]
 CDC.gov – COVID-19 Testing Overview
[3] CDC.gov – Symptoms of COVID-19
[4] CDC.gov – Glossary: Close Contact
[5] Multco.us – Understanding Isolation and Quarantine