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An illustration depicting someone receiving a COVID-19 vaccine booster. Health experts have been recommending that certain members of the population receive a booster to better protect against COVID-19 and its variants.

Corvallis begins rollout of COVID-19 booster for eligible citizens

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
October 19, 2021

In the past year, two shots of the COVID-19 vaccine have initiated a return to pre-pandemic conditions but for some, a third shot is required to maintain a path to normalcy.  According to the Centers...

Brenton Snyder

Student on the Street: What has your experience been like being back on campus, and what are you most looking forward to this upcoming term and year?

Reid Morrison, News Contributor
October 16, 2021

Brenton Snyder (he/him) First-year business major “It’s weird because I haven't been in a classroom in two years. COVID-19 ruined my whole senior year of high school, but I don’t think...

Owner of Riverland Family Farms Annaliese Watson (left), and manager Doug Eldon (right), pictured at their
booth at the Corvallis Farmers Market located in downtown Corvallis, Ore. Eldon says their business has seen decreased sales since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Corvallis Farmers’ Market looks toward uncertain, optimistic future

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
October 11, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into its second year, many community members are unsure about the outlook of the Corvallis Farmers’ Market, but remain hopeful.  The Corvallis Farmers’ Market,...

Board of Trustees members listen to community member concerns during a board meeting on Friday inside the Memorial Union. Many of the community members spoke about environmental concerns and a lack of communication with the board.

OSU Board of Trustees announces potential board members, discusses high enrollment

Tarsa Weikert, News Contributor
October 9, 2021

An Oregon State University faculty member, a student and a staff member are among five candidates who have been nominated to serve on the Board of Trustees.  In a meeting on Friday, Rani Borkar, chair...

This illustration is meant to represent students who are wearing their masks during home beaver games at Reser Stadium. While the Oregon State University requires masks to be worn in outdoor spaces where physical distancing is not possible, some students have taken off their masks in Reser Stadium during football games.

Clairmont: OSU athletics fails to enforce student mask policies

Kimberly Clairmont, Columnist
October 1, 2021

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’s lack of mask enforcement at...

Maija Linh Teona Pham, OSU PERIOD club president in front of the Memorial Union.

OSU clubs transition back to in-person activities

Cara Nixon, News Reporter
September 27, 2021

Associated Students of Oregon State University President Dhru Patel said one of the most difficult obstacles the pandemic created was disabling the club’s ability to provide in-person resources. Examples...

An incoming student carrying a suitcase and entering a dorm during Oregon State University’s first day of move-in on Sept. 19. The incoming class will be the first group of freshman to experience in-person learning since OSU announced in-person plans for the 2021-22 academic year.

Students are back at OSU after a year at home

Kelsy Valentine, News Reporter
September 27, 2021

Students are now officially back on campus, but in-person class and activity guidelines made in response to COVID-19 will introduce many changes to the Oregon State University community. Among...

A photo illustration representing the COVID-19 vaccine and a representation of the COVID-19 virus’ structure. Unvaccinated staff and faculty now have to get weekly tests in hopes to minimize the spread of the virus. 

Weekly COVID-19 testing to be required for unvaccinated OSU community

Cara Nixon, City Editor
September 1, 2021

Oregon State University announced that beginning Sept. 15 and until further notice, unvaccinated university employees and students will be required to test weekly for COVID-19.OSU’s vaccination requirement,...

Illustration of a hand picking a lottery ticket from a bowl, for the Benton County lottery winner. All of the tickets are labeled Benton County, and the bowl has a pattern of vaccination syringes around the edge. More monetary incentives have been used across the state this summer to encourage citizens to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Oregon continuing vaccine incentives after Benton County vaccine lottery winner announced

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
August 16, 2021

As the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads throughout the country, Oregon experts are continuing to turn to monetary incentive programs to boost vaccination rates. County winners for the “Take Your Shot,...

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...

College freshman Noah Wolf doing his summer job for a wallpapering company at a Lake Oswego, Ore. work site. Working over the summer is a common occurrence for many college students. 

LeCocq: Pandemic summer promotes change for college students

Riley LeCocq, Columnist
July 6, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. Adjusting to on-campus life is always a concern for first-year...

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