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A statue in front of the Strand Agricultural Hall on the Oregon State Univeristy Corvallis, Ore. campus wears a COVID-19 mask. Masking policies at OSU have not changed despite the Oregon Health Authority announcing that mask mandates will be lifted no later than March. 31.

OSU mask policy unchanged, booster shot requirement deadline extended to May 1

Kelsy Valentine, Campus Editor
February 8, 2022

Oregon State University has extended the deadline for eligible students and employees to receive COVID-19 booster shots to May 1, from a previous date of Feb. 15. According to a Feb. 8 press release...

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,...

Oregon State University students line up outside at the Student Experience Center plaza on Jan. 6 to receive COVID-19 testing. Students who are not up-to-date with the universitys vaccination requirements are required to do weekly COVID-19 testing.

Eligible OSU students and employees must receive COVID-19 booster shots by Feb. 15

Lara Rivera, News Contributor
January 6, 2022

Eligible Oregon State University students and employees are required to receive their COVID-19 booster shots, and OSU has changed its quarantine requirements to reflect current Oregon Health Authority...

Monroe, Ore. resident Joseph Bailey prepares to receive his third dose of the Pfizer vaccine from Willow Christensen, an RN from Good Samaritan, at the Oregon State Alumni Center on Thursday, Dec. 16. COVID-19 boosters are recommended by the Benton County Health Department to protect against the virus, specifically the Omicron variant.

Benton County Health says to ‘layer protections’ to shield against Omicron variant

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
December 17, 2021

Benton County is gearing up to provide COVID-19 booster shot clinics and suggests layering protection methods ahead of the expected holiday season in response to concerns over the Omicron variant. Benton...

This illustration shows a gloved hand holding a syringe to represent the COVID-19 booster shots. The Oregon State University Alumni Center will hold a walk-in booster shot clinic with hopes to vaccinate at least 2000 people from student and community populations.

Alumni Center hosts COVID-19 booster shot event to ‘optimize’ protection against Omicron variant

Katterlea MacGregor, News Contributor
December 14, 2021

The Oregon State University Alumni Center will host a COVID-19 booster shot clinic for students and local community members on Dec. 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  OSU, Benton County and Samaritan...

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