Resuming activities on a university campus is a multifaceted operation. Given the prevalence of COVID-19 in the communities where Oregon Tech operates, the university can move toward a phased and gradual resumption in close collaboration with county health authorities. As we proceed, Oregon Tech will be in alignment with the framework provided by Oregon’s governor and the Oregon Health Authority.

Fall Re-Opening Date

September 21, 2020

Klamath Falls
Klamath Falls
Portland-Metro
Portland Metro
All Locations
Snell Hall

Re-Opening Plan

Oregon Tech’s resumption plan incorporates phased and gradual steps, which can be altered quickly as local conditions warrant. For a further understanding, reference the Re-Opening Plan and Preparedness Guide below.

Phase I & II

Phase I Restricted Return - June 22 through July 30 with additional activities allowed August 1 - 31 (including athletic teams returning to practice).

Individuals will be expected to:

  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and remain at home if symptomatic or ill.
  • Prioritize personal hygiene by washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, and avoiding face touching and handshaking.
  • Clean personal workspace (office, desk) and living spaces frequently.
  • Wear face coverings in enclosed public and common areas or when interacting with others, in accordance with the university’s Face Covering Procedures during our response to COVID-19.
  • Routinely engage in physical distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • Stay informed about latest local and general COVID-19 related developments via resources such as the Oregon Health Authority website.
  • Reinforce university public health practices and messaging within the workplace, classrooms,and other areas of engagement.

Phase II Modified Operations, the desired state for fall term is September 1, 2020 and this plan provides the detail (by campus location - see below for page numbers). Since the Governor has indicated Phase 3 will not occur until a vaccine is available, Oregon Tech's plan has only two phases, with Phase II being the desired state for the start of activities for the fall term.

Pending approval, the desired state for Fall 2020 term includes:

  • Employees working on campus (with modifications)
  • Classes using rooms sized to maintain physical distancing
  • Internships in place for students
  • Full residence hall and dining center operations (with modifications)
  • Campus student services and centers open (with modifications)
  • Activities and events use 2x capacity room or space
  • Athletic team practice and competition (events modified)
Campus Re-Opening Details Page Number
Klamath Falls Functional Areas Page 9
Portland-Metro Functional Areas Page 38
Seattle Page 41
OMIC Page 47
Chemeketa Dental Hygiene Clinic Page 58

Who to Contact

If you have specific questions about... Contact:
Workplace/Workforce Maureen De Armond
Benefits/Leave Sarah Henderson
Academics Joanna Mott
COVID-19 Gaylyn Maurer
Re-Opening Erin Foley

Klamath Falls: The Integrated Student Health Center on the Klamath Falls campus will continue to offer both medical and mental health support services during Fall Term. Counseling sessions will be available via in-person, telephone and video conference. Medical appointments will continue to be in-person and via telehealth (as appropriate). Call ISHC at 541-885-1800 to schedule.

Portland-Metro: Counseling Services will be available to Portland-Metro students via in-person, telephone, and video conferencing in the Fall term. Appointments can be made by calling 503-821-1313.

All Students: If you are on the Klamath Falls campus and begin to feel ill (cough, trouble breathing, fever) call ISHC at 541-885-1800. If you are a student on the Portland-Metro campus or on another site and begin to feel ill, please do not come to campus and call your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Regardless of campus, if you experience any of the following, contact ISHC at 541-885-1800:

  • Receive a positive result on a COVID-19 test
  • Been within 6 feet for more than 10 minutes of someone confirmed with COVID-19
  • Are contacted within the course of a public health contact tracing investigation

Faculty& Staff If you begin to feel ill (cough, trouble breathing, fever), please do not come to campus and call your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Regardless of campus, if you experience any of the following, contact ISHC at 541-885-1800:

  • Receive a positive result on a COVID-19 test
  • Been within 6 feet for more than 10 minutes of someone confirmed with COVID-19
  • Are contacted within the course of a public health contact tracing investigation

COVID-19 Testing Locations