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Oregon State University students Makena Apau, left, and Ethan Thompson are wearing masks as they walk out of the Learning Innovation Center on the Corvallis, Ore. campus on Jan. 31. COVID-19 cases are still high due to the omicron variant and many students at OSU have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the winter term.

COVID-19 cases on rise at OSU, up 8% from beginning of January

Kirsten Steinke, Science Beat Reporter
February 7, 2022

About 11% of COVID-19 tests administered at Oregon State University came back positive between Jan. 24 to 30, climbing from a positive testing rate of 3% from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2. This reflects a trend...

This illustration shows a backpack with school supplies along with a mask and hand sanitizer. Due to a high number of positive cases of COVID-19 because of the omicron variant, students and faculty have to make adjustments to prevent further spread of the virus.

On Our Minds: Omicron COVID-19 variant poses risk for students attending in-person classes

Riley LeCocq, Columnist
January 29, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. Oregon State University should not have returned immediately...

Oregon State University students working at the Student Experience Center on Jan. 6 organize containers for COVID-19 testing. From Jan. 3 to Jan. 9, 6,972 tests were administered and 785 positive cases of COVID-19 were reported at OSU.

Oregon State University positive COVID-19 cases spike, classes remain in person

Patience Womack, News Contributor
January 11, 2022

Oregon State University reported 785 positive cases of COVID-19 between Jan. 3 and Jan. 9, out of 6,972 tests administered in that timeframe.  For the week of Dec. 6 to 12, the last week of fall term,...

The Student Experience Center on OSUs Corvallis, Ore. campus serves as the newest COVID-19 testing site starting Sept. 22. The university says the SEC was selected as a testing site because it has a newer ventilation system and promotes easier access for students.

New COVID-19 testing site for unvaccinated students at SEC

Tarsa Weikert, News Contributor
September 29, 2021

Unvaccinated students and staff who are required to follow Oregon State University COVID-19 safety guidelines can now be tested at the Student Experience Center or the LaSells Stewart Center. With students...

Alexander Nutt is a freshman majoring in computer science moving into West Hall on Sept. 19. Nutt moved to Oregon State University from Ontario, Ore. and is excited to get the opportunity to meet new people because he has been attending classes virtually for about a year and a half.

Freshmen move in to dorms after thorough check-in process

Elijah Dodd, News Contributor
September 22, 2021

Oregon State University freshmen started moving into their dorms on Sunday, and they’re prepared to start their college experience after a lengthy move-in process. The 4,600 students living on campus...

An illustration representing Oregon State Universitys plans to hold all spring Commencement ceremonies virtually. OSU hopes to return to some form of in-person ceremonies in 2022.

Spring Commencement ceremonies affected by pandemic restrictions

Artur Silva, News Contributor
March 10, 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on in-person gatherings, Oregon State University and OSU-Cascades will be holding spring Commencement ceremonies virtually. Steve Clark, vice president...

TRACE works by obtaining informed consent of participants to collect their own nasal swab specimen to test for COVID-19. By randomly selecting thirty neighborhoods and choosing a random sample from within each of those census blocks, a random sample of households can be identified. 

TRACE Community provides COVID-19 testing in Redmond, Ore.

Luke Reynolds, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
February 8, 2021

TRACE Community, an organization within TRACE-COVID-19 led by Oregon State University that specializes in random prevalence testing of Oregon communities for COVID-19, has expanded to Redmond, Ore.TRACE-COVID-19...

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OSU collaborates with OHA to test COVID-19 smartphone alert system; wastewater prevalence shows COVID-19 on campus

Angela Tam, COVID-19 Beat Reporter
November 12, 2020

Oregon State University officials announced Thursday that traces of COVID-19 have been found during the TRACE project’s wastewater prevalence testing of on-campus residence halls.In an all students email...

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COVID-19 present on OSU campus; TRACE OSU testing available

the Baro Staff
October 1, 2020

Up to 1,000 students, faculty and staff at Oregon State University may be voluntarily tested randomly for COVID-19 weekly through the TRACE OSU project.According to an email sent on Sept. 30 to all OSU...

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