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    2017-09-02: Heat, air advisory for Southern Utah at Oregon football

    September 2nd, 2017

    In collaboration with regional environmental experts (Lane Regional Air Protection Agency) and the Pac-12 Conference, the University of Oregon has been constantly evaluating the potential for any air quality issues that may arise during our game Saturday against Southern Utah. Fan and student-athlete safety is our paramount concern, and while all data at this point indicates no health risks or dangers posed by air quality, we will continue to collectively evaluate smoke conditions and would enact any contingencies as circumstances dictate.

    With respect to the expected warm temperatures, our event operations team (UOPD, EPD, the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department, the American Red Cross, and CMS) has a plan in place regarding Saturday relative to the expected high temperatures. Per the normal policy at Autzen Stadium, fans are permitted to bring sealed, plastic bottles of water in the stadium, and we will have hydration stations available for fans to refill their plastic water bottles.

    Also, additional water misters are being placed on the concourses and along the North rim of the stadium, and there will be an increased number of EMT medical personnel in attendance. Two recovery tents will be in place on the South side of the stadium with coolers of ice towels for any fans requiring assistance.

    As public health officials have said, fans should remain hydrated and monitor the weather situation in order to make informed decisions regarding game attendance based on their individual health profiles. According to airnow.gov, sensitive groups in this situation can include people with lung disease, older adults and children are at a greater risk from exposure to ozone, whereas persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air.

    We hope you enjoy your experience at Autzen Stadium, and we thank you for your support of the Oregon Ducks.


    2017-08-28: Local Air Quality Warning

    August 28th, 2017

    Smoke from regional forest fires have pushed air quality in the Eugene-Springfield area into the “very unhealthy” zone on Aug. 28.

    The local Air Quality Index (AQI) has climbed to 223 as of 12:30 p.m.

    Many University of Oregon buildings can filter out a portion of the particulates in the air, so remaining indoors is best when possible. Outside doors and windows should stay closed in buildings served by central HVAC systems.

    An AQI between 200-300 is considered “very unhealthy.” Eugene is typically around 30-50 and considered “healthy.” Most people may start to notice symptoms including burning eyes, scratchy throat, and other mild respiratory effects. More sensitive populations may experience more serious symptoms such as coughing or difficulty breathing.

    Recent weather reports suggest smoke may begin to clear out after Tuesday. Please refer to the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) for additional information and a current indication of the AQI.

    Advice from the Oregon Health Authority on outdoor activities during wildfire events:


    Hazmat Incident – Heustis Update

    August 18th, 2017

    August 18, 2017 – 7:20 pm

    Emergency response personnel responded to Heustis Hall this evening for a reported chemical spill. The initial investigation has indicated that the chemical involve does not pose a serious threat; the reported substance is a mild irritant. Two individuals in the impacted lab were transported for precautionary medical evaluation.  An All Clear message will be sent once the building is reopened.

     


    UO Eugene Campus Friday Closure

    December 15th, 2016

    December 15, 2016 – 8:00pm

    The University of Oregon Eugene campus remains closed, Friday, December 16th. All events are canceled.

    The one exception to the closure is for law school exams. A separate message has been sent directly to law students regarding the final exam schedule.

    While crews are diligently working to address issues, significant icing remains in the trees which makes for dangerous conditions on campus and throughout the Eugene-Springfield area.

    A map showing the most severely impacted areas can be viewed at https://map.uoregon.edu/storm-damage.

    Personnel responsible for responding to inclement weather and related cleanup under the university’s closure policy (https://policies.uoregon.edu/vol-4-finance-administration-infrastructure/ch-7-real-property-facilities-planning/facilities-and) are expected to report to work tomorrow, provided they can do so safely. Employees in this category should contact their supervisor if they have concerns about safety related to traveling to campus.

    If you are required to be on campus, please use extreme caution when outdoors as there are several downed trees and power lines in the greater campus community. Avoid walking under or near trees or downed power lines. As ice begins to melt, there is increased risk from ice and branches falling out of the trees.

    Inclement weather details for employees are available at https://hr.uoregon.edu/about-hr/campus-notifications/inclement-weather

    Please stay safe.


    December 14 – 5:25 am Eugene Campus on Regular Schedule

    December 14th, 2016

    December 14, 2016 – 5:25 am

    The University of Oregon Eugene campus is open and operating on a regular schedule Wednesday, Dec. 14.

    Those coming to campus should allow addition time and use caution.

    It is understood that not everyone will be able to travel to campus due to the continuing inclement weather. Members of the campus community are expected to use their best judgment in assessing the risk of coming to campus and returning home, based on individual circumstances. Those who believe that the road conditions from their homes are dangerous are urged and even expected to remain home.

    Campus Planning & Facilities Management is maintaining priority snow routes on campus. Those routes are available: https://map.uoregon.edu/snow-routes

    LTD information can be found online at www.LTD.org and on twitter (@LaneTransit) twitter.com/LaneTransit


    Eugene Campus on Regular Schedule

    December 8th, 2016

    December 8, 2016 – 6:30 am

    The University of Oregon Eugene campus is open and operating on a regular schedule Thursday, Dec. 8. Final exam schedules will continue as scheduled.

    The Provost asks that faculty be flexible for those student who cannot make it to campus for their exams.

    Those coming to campus should allow addition time and use caution.

    It is understood that not everyone will be able to travel to campus due to the continuing inclement weather. Members of the campus community are expected to use their best judgment in assessing the risk of coming to campus and returning home, based on individual circumstances. Those who believe that the road conditions from their homes are dangerous are urged and even expected to remain home.

    Campus Planning & Facilities Management is maintaining priority snow routes on campus. Those routes are available: https://map.uoregon.edu/snow-routes

    LTD information can be found online at www.LTD.org and on twitter (@LaneTransit) twitter.com/LaneTransit


    December 8th Winter Weather Information

    December 7th, 2016

    December 7, 2016 – 3:57 pm

    This page will share inclement weather messages any time conditions may cause changes to the normal University of Oregon schedule.

    Recent weather reports have shown the possibility of freezing rain early Thursday, December 8, that could result in hazardous conditions on campus.

    The UO will monitor weather and campus conditions, and will notify students and employees as soon as possible after 6 a.m. Thursday of any weather delays to the UO schedule, via a UO Alert email and text message. Information will also be shared with local media, and posted to this page. The UO in Portland follows Portland State University’s delay and closure decisions.

    AS OF DECEMBER 7, NO DECISIONS ABOUT THE DECEMBER 8 SCHEDULE HAVE BEEN MADE. AN ALERT MESSAGE WILL ONLY BE SENT DECEMBER 8 IF THERE IS A DELAY.

    It is understood that not everyone will be able to travel to campus during inclement weather. Members of the campus community are expected to use their best judgment to assess the risk of coming to campus and returning home safely, based on individual circumstances. Those who believe that road conditions from their homes are dangerous, are urged to remain home. Read more on the UO Human Resources website: https://hr.uoregon.edu/about-hr/campus-notifications/inclement-weather

    Follow UO Alerts and updates at alerts.uoregon.edu.

    LTD information can be found online at www.LTD.org and on twitter (@LaneTransit) twitter.com/LaneTransit

    In addition, a map of priority snow routes on campus is available: https://map.uoregon.edu/snow-routes


    Campus power outage July 13, 2:20 p.m.

    July 13th, 2016

    A power outage has been reported on the University of Oregon campus, affecting the following buildings (list updated 5:50 p.m.): Allen, Chapman, Chiles, Computing Center, Deady, Fenton, Friendly, Gerlinger Annex, Gilbert, Hendricks, Johnson, Collier House, Knight Library, Lawrence West, Lillis, Museum of Art, Music, Peterson, Susan Campbell, Villard.

    Update 2:48 p.m.: Knight Library has been evacuated after a general fire alarm was triggered by a burst steam pipe in a lower level mechanical room. Eugene/Springfield Fire Department, UO Campus Operations, and UO Safety and Risk Services responded, and steam to the location was shut off.

    Update 4:15 p.m.: Knight Library will remain closed for the night.

    Update 4:23 p.m.: Recent UOAlert! message issued with a four-hour estimate for power restoration; crews continue testing and more information will be provided when available.

    Update 5:30 p.m.: Electricians continue to investigate the original power outage and are attempting repair. Cause and time of repair are unknown, and could exceed the previous four-hour estimate issued at 4:23 p.m. The testing process must be done very gradually and carefully to minimize the risk to workers and buildings and equipment. When the trouble issue is identified and repaired, power will need to be brought back gradually to groups of buildings to also minimize potential damage or fuse failures.

    Update 5:36 p.m.: The Student Recreation Center will close the pool an hour earlier than normal, at 6:00 p.m.

    Update 5:50 p.m.: Allen Hall was added to the list of buildings without power; it lost power at the same time as the others at 2:20 p.m., but had not been included in the initial internal report.

    Update: 9:00 p.m.: Electrical crews have identified the problem as a faulty cable in an underground electrical vault, and have re-routed power through a sound feeder line. Power is gradually being restored to all the affected buildings, and classes and offices will be fully functional Thursday morning. Knight Library will re-open Thursday morning at its regular time.

    Any UO departments that experience computer network problems Thursday morning should call 541-346-NETS for help.

    The burst steam pipe below Knight Library was found to not be related to the power outage.


    University Health Center Announcement 05/11/16 – 6:22 pm

    May 11th, 2016

    May 11, 2016 – 6:22 pm

    Should you encounter a student with symptoms of Norovirus, please encourage them to contact the University Health Center. If you experience symptoms yourself, please contact your preferred health care provider.

    The Lane County Public Health Department and the University Health Center have seen an increase in the number of student patients being seen with symptoms of gastroenteritis. We are encouraging all members of the UO community to be diligent in washing their hands, disinfecting high-touch surfaces, and being proactive about personal health. We have confirmed several cases as Norovirus.

    What is Norovirus?

    Norovirus is a virus that can spread from an infected person, contaminated food or water or contaminated surfaces, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus is very contagious. It can cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, but is generally non-life threatening.

    What if I have these symptoms?

    If you are experiencing these symptoms please contact the University Health Center at 541-346-2770 at any time to be speak to a triage nurse about your symptoms. If you have seen a clinician and have already been diagnosed with Norovirus we recommend you avoid public areas until your symptoms are resolved for at least 24 hours.

    What is the university doing?

    The university is currently monitoring the situation with local health officials and is working to educate campus about precautions. Additional cleaning measures are being taken in high-traffic areas.

    You can learn more about this virus on the University Health Center website.

    Robin H. Holmes Ph.D., Vice President

    Division of Student Life


    EMU Gas Leak Update

    March 7th, 2016

    3/7/16 2:29 pm

    EMU, Straub Hall and Willamette Halls are currently being evacuated.


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