EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon will go back to predominately in-person instruction for the fall term, officials said.
President Michael Schill says the decision was made following an announcement Friday from Gov. Kate Brown that higher education will be included in the state’s next phase of vaccinations, the Register-Guard reported.
Employees of the state’s public and private colleges and universities will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination starting May 1.
In January, the university announced it was “ramping up planning” to provide access to COVID-19 vaccines for faculty, staff and students quickly when supplies become available.
The University of Oregon also has provided logistical support to current local vaccine efforts.
According to the Oregon Health Authority’s phased approach to distribution, the majority of University of Oregon students are included in Phase 2. The University will offer vaccinations to students in jointly sponsored clinics during that phase of the process.