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An illustration of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus. Delta variant COVID-19 cases have been reported in Benton County, and the variant has been found to cause more severe illness in unvaccinated individuals and be more transmittable in both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

Vaccinated individuals can spread COVID-19 Delta variant but at reduced risk

Kelsy Valentine, News Reporter
August 9, 2021

Correction: This story has been updated to say that there have been dozens of variants of COVID-19. A previous version of this story had said there were thousands.As COVID-19 cases start to rise in Benton...

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, signs requiring masks within Oregon State University buildings were posted up around campus; pictured here are signs in the Memorial Union on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus. With Delta variant cases of COVID-19 rising in Oregon, the university will be reinstating its face covering policies in indoor public spaces—which was initially lifted on June 30—effective immediately. 

OSU reinstates face covering policy for public indoor spaces

The Baro Staff
August 5, 2021

Oregon State University officials announced Thursday that masks will be required in all indoor public spaces on campus, effective immediately, due to rising COVID-19 Delta variant cases across the state...

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, signs requiring masks within Oregon State University buildings have been posted up around campus; pictured here are signs in the Memorial Union on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus. With the COVID-19 mask and social distancing policies being lifted in the state of Oregon on June 30, OSU will also lift these policies. 

OSU to lift COVID-19 restrictions on June 30

Trevor Horn, News Contributor
June 29, 2021

Oregon State University’s COVID-19 face mask and social distancing policies will be lifted on June 30, along with the rest of the state of Oregon.Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced on June 25 that...

Corvallis, Ore. residents awaiting and receiving COVID-19 vaccinations inside of Reser Stadium on the Oregon State University campus in February. On May 4, OSU leaders announced the universitys decision to require students and employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine to participate in on-campus activities and instruction.

OSU planning to require COVID-19 vaccine for fall term

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
May 6, 2021

Oregon State University is planning to implement a COVID-19 vaccination requirement beginning in the fall of 2021 for students and employees who engage onsite at OSU.Previously, on April 23, OSU announced...

A discarded surgical mask on Oregon State Universitys Corvallis, Ore. campus.  The county remains in the extreme risk category for COVID-19 cases.  

Benton County holds town hall to discuss extreme risk COVID-19 label

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
March 15, 2021

Benton County has remained under the “extreme risk” category, leading residents to ask questions about why. County officials called a town meeting earlier this month to discuss the categorization,...

Keith Raab, Oregon States director of financial aid, can be seen in front of the Kerr Administration building. With COVID-19 bringing financial burden on the community, Keith and the financial aid team are always looking for ways to support and stimulate Oregon State from the ground up.

$7.8 million in CRRSAA funds available to OSU students

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
March 7, 2021

The recently passed Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act authorizes funds for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II, giving Oregon State University students financial...

A closed off computer station creates six feet of distance between students at the OSU Valley Library.  The Valley Library computer lab is open by reservation only from 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday. 

Spring term to maintain mainly remote instruction

Artur Silva, News Contributor
February 8, 2021

For the spring term, the Oregon State University Corvallis campus will continue to offer classes remotely, with less than 10% of courses being taught in person. OSU-Cascades will offer a mix of in person,...

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OSU’s 2021 Commencement ceremonies to be conducted virtually

The Baro Staff
February 3, 2021

Oregon State University and OSU-Cascades spring Commencement ceremonies will be held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "Our sincere hope is that someday in the future, we will be able to...

February 19 is the deadline where the Oregon Health Authority requires student’s parents to provide up-to-date immunization records. If a student does not have their immunization records on time, they won’t be allowed to attend in-person or virtual classes.

Up-to-date student immunizations ensures future in-person instruction stays safe

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
January 29, 2021

Grade students of Corvallis School District must provide up-to-date immunization records or exemption to their school or child care prior to Oregon Health Authority’s Exclusion Day in mid Feb., or they...

Second-year kinesiology student Annalee Anglin and her cat Pepper pose for a photo over Zoom.

Nixon: Pandemic pets have positive mental health effects on college students

Cara Nixon, Columnist
January 26, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer.My partner and I call one of our cats a “pandemic kitty,”...

The Tykeson Hall on the OSU Cascades campus. Tykeson Hall is named in honor of the Tykeson family of Bend, Ore. and Eugene, Ore. for their philanthropy and leadership support. It was opened in fall 2016, and contains the majority of classrooms on campus. By Oregon State University - Tykeson Hall, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Enrollment at OSU-Cascades increases despite COVID-19 concerns

Luke Reynolds, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
January 25, 2021

Correction: The photo caption has been clarified to state that Tykeson Hall is named in honor of the Tykeson family of Bend, Ore. and Eugene, Ore., not after Don Tykeson. This article also originally stated...

The pandemics impact on the indoor climbing center proves to be difficult for ALI given the enclosed space and social distancing rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

OSU’s Adventure Leadership Institute aims to ‘hold onto its mission’ amidst the pandemic

January 24, 2021

The Adventure Leadership Institute’s operations have changed due to COVID-19 which has impacted the numerous opportunities the program provides for students that range from Wilderness First Aid courses...

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