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COVID-19 Resources for Oregon Postsecondary Education Partners

This page contains information and guidance related to the 2019 novel coronavirus and ​COVID-19 for postseco​​ndary institutions and stakeholders in Oregon.  ​​Since this is an evolving situation, we are updating this page as frequently as possible.  For the current Oregon public health status on COVID-19, see the Oregon Health Authority including COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions.​ 

NEW! ​SEE OUR NEW FAQ WEB PAGE! Key Information (FAQ) for Oregon College and Universities on the 2019 novel c​oronavirus and COVID-19: Updated and expanded with new guidance to colleges and universities

State Guidance Related to Postseconda​ry Education

Please pay attention to the date last updated with each resource posted here.​

Key Information (FAQ) for Oregon College and Universities on the 2019 novel coronavirus and COVID-19​​

NEW Governor's Press Release: Governor Kate Brown Tightens Social Distancing Measures, Tells Oregonians to “Stay Home, Save Lives”​, March 23, 2020

  • NEW! Executive Order 20-12:  Stay Home, Save Liv​es, Ordering Oregonians to Stay Home, Closing Specified Retail Businesses, Requiring Social Distancing Measures for Other Public and Private Facilities, and Imposing Requirem​ents for Outdoor Areas and Licensed Childcare Facilities, March 23, 2020

NEW! HECC Guidance to Private Career Schools, March 20, 2020

NEW! HECC Guidance to Private​ Oregon-bas​ed Degree-granting Colleges Authorized by ODA, March 20, 2020

NEW! HECC Guidance on In-person Program Offerings at Colleges and Universities during COVID-19 Outbreak​, March 20, 2020

NEW! Governor's Press Release; Governor Kate Brown Announces New Executive Order For Higher Education Institutions, March 18, 2020

Governor's Press Rele​ase: Governor Kate Brown Announces New Statewide Actions on COVID-19​, March 16, 2020​​​​​​

HECC COVID-19 Guidance to Private Oregon-based Degree-granting Colleges Authorized by HECC, March 16, 2020​

HECC COVID-19 Guidance to Private Career Schools, March 13, 2020

Governor Kate Brown Issues Orders on COVID-19, March 12, 2020

Federal Guidance Related to P​ostsecondary Education

CDC Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  

US Department of Education COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel​​

Other Resources

​​​American College Health Association COVID-19 Resources​​

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission is s​upporting resource and information sharing between Oregon higher education institutions and the state. ​

Key Links:

Stay Home, Save Lives ​Outreach Resources

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We encourage our partners to share information on how to stay safe and save lives. Please consider downloading and sharing these materials, unaltered, in any medium for any noncommercial use.  


Public health guidance and information about COVID-19 in the United States.

CDC Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  

Oreg​on Healt​h Authority (OHA) 

The Oregon Health Authority has the most updated public information on the virus in Oregon, available in multiple languages. This includes Frequently Asked ​Questions, current updates on the situation in Oregon, guidelines on preven​tion and travel, information for health providers, local public health authorities, families, schools, and tr​ibes and more.

​OHA COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (English)​ 

OHA News Releases

Oregon Governor's Office COVID-19 Resources

State of Oregon COVI9-related information, links and resources.

Oregon Governor's Office News Releases

Oregon College and University Update Webpages

Links to Oregon college and university update webpages on COVID-19.  The links are to institutional webpages.​​​

Agency Partner Webpages

Oregon Department of Education (ODE) COVID-19 Resources​

Information on how th​e virus is affecting Oregon K-12 schools.

Oregon Employment Department COVID-19 Resources​​

Visit for information related to business layoffs, closures, and unemployment insurance benefits.​​

Early Learning Division COVID-19 Resources

Information related to childcare and early learning.​

State Employee C​OVID-19 Resources

Information for state employees from the Department of Administrative Services.​​

Information Hotline 

Call 211 in Oregon, if it is not easy for you to get the information online. They can give you general COVID-19 information.​​

Partner News Releases and Updates

Visit the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) News page​ for additional recent press releases and updates on ​the situation in Oregon.​ Visit the Governor's Office News Release​ page for recent announcements of Governor Kate Brown. Visit the HECC News page for recent HECC announcements ot the higher education community.​​​