Face Covering Requirement
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in alignment with the Oregon Governor’s executive orders, and consistent with guidance from the Oregon Health Authority (“OHA”) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), Oregon Tech issued its face covering policy on June 17, 2020. It applies to all Oregon Tech locations and serves the university’s goal to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.
The use of face coverings is a primary public health measure to reduce the spread of infection across the campus. Oregon Tech requires faculty, staff, students, and visitors at all Oregon Tech locations to use face coverings when in enclosed public and common areas and outdoor areas where physical distancing is not easily maintained, unless an exception is granted. Face coverings include masks, cloth face coverings, face shields and worn in combination with other preventative measures, such as physical distancing, proper hand washing, and not coming to campus if unwell. Face coverings are to cover both the nose and mouth, consistent with health authority guidelines.
I have a scheduled visit to Oregon Tech related to admissions to the university. Should I still come for that visit or call first?
Oregon Tech Admissions will resume hosting campus visits, by appointment, on July 6, 2020. Face coverings are required on campus and should cover both the nose and mouth, consistent with health authority guidelines. An in-person campus visit or virtual visit can be scheduled at www.oit.edu/visit. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Admissions Office at 800-422-2017 or 541-885-1150; or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a meeting with a faculty/staff person at Oregon Tech. Should I still come for that visit or call first?
At the present time, Oregon Tech classes are only offered through remote delivery and many faculty and staff are telecommuting. Please contact the individual who scheduled the meeting and inquire about Skype or Zoom virtual meetings.
If you should have any questions or concerns, please call your contact at Oregon Tech; or our general phone numbers:
If Oregon Tech does cancel an event that I’m planning to attend, how will I know that?
If you are registered for an Oregon Tech event, you will be contacted by email if there is a cancellation for any reason. You can also check the university’s Coronavirus website for any announcements.