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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...

A sign urging patrons to stay six feet apart at Long Timber Brewing in Monroe, Ore. on Jan. 14. COVID-19 restrictions continue to require individuals to keep six feet of distance between themselves and others, which can be difficult for smaller businesses to accommodate.

As COVID-19 pandemic enters third year, Corvallis community looks toward future

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
February 7, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic is now entering its third year, and the Corvallis, Ore. community has seen effects on all aspects of life, leading residents to wonder about the path forward. “The SARS-CoV-2...

Oregon State University first-year students Citlally Martin (left) and Love Fraijo-Meschelle display their bandages from receiving their COVID-19 booster shot. Omicron hospitalizations are expected to peak in Oregon this week while case counts remain high, and local health experts are continuing to advise vaccination.

Oregon approaches omicron hospitalization peak, local health experts advise vaccination

Kirsten Steinke, Science Beat Reporter
February 1, 2022

As COVID-19 cases surge throughout Oregon, Corvallis residents are lining up to get booster shots, and local health officials continue to encourage vaccination as the omicron peak continues. Oregon...

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...

Owners Keara (left) and Tristan James with their son of New Morning Bakery located at 219 SW Second St. in Corvallis, Ore. They have been a part of Corvallis Culinary Month for many years and were going to participate in 2022 as well before its cancellation.

Corvallis Culinary Month 2022 canceled, community urged to eat local

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
January 22, 2022

Corvallis Culinary Month usually provides an opportunity for restaurants to increase business during the slowest time of year, but has been canceled this year amid rising COVID-19 cases and staffing shortages. The...

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...

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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