TRACE OSU testing is adjusting to serve the anticipated large number of university students who may travel for the Thanksgiving Holidays, and to inform students and university employees of their COVID-19 health as winter arrives and community members spend more time indoors.
Remember, that small household gatherings are contributing to a rise in the number of reported COVID-19 cases. Contribute to your personal health and a healthier community by participating in TRACE OSU testing, following OSU’s physical distancing policy and observing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for family and small social gatherings.
TRACE OSU fall term testing schedule
Nov. 16-19: Special pre-Thanksgiving testing for students
All OSU students living in the Corvallis, Bend and Newport areas are invited to be tested. Students do not need to be enrolled in TRACE OSU to be tested this week. Those tested typically receive their results within 72 hours, and will receive their results by Tuesday of Thanksgiving week, at the latest. No routine surveillance testing and no faculty or staff testing will be offered Nov. 16-19.
Week of Nov. 23
No surveillance testing for TRACE OSU
Week of Nov. 30: Post-Thanksgiving testing for faculty, staff
All university faculty and staff enrolled in TRACE OSU in the Corvallis, Bend and Newport areas will be invited to be tested and will usually receive their test results within 72 hours. Only those enrolled in TRACE will be invited. If you are not already enrolled, please do so here. No routine surveillance testing and no student testing will be offered Nov. 30 to Dec 4.
Week of Dec. 7: Regular TRACE OSU prevalence testing
A random selection of OSU students, faculty and staff enrolled in TRACE OSU will be invited to be tested.
No TRACE OSU prevalence testing conducted.
TRACE Community Prevalence Results
in Corvallis on September 26 and 27
in Bend on May 30 and 31
in Newport on July 11 and 12
in Hermiston on July 11 and 12
Faculty, staff and students play a key role in making our community healthier. Through voluntary testing, TRACE OSU monitors the prevalence of COVID-19 at campuses in Corvallis and Bend and at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.Learn more about TRACE OSU
Through randomized neighborhood testing and wastewater sampling, TRACE Community provides trustworthy information on the prevalence of the COVID-19 virus in Oregon communities.Learn more about TRACE Community
TRACE-COVID-19 is out there making a difference
TRACE in action
Our nationwide impact
Oregon State University researchers believe 17% of Hermiston residents were positive for COVID-19 during the university's door-to-door testing period on July 25-26.
Umatilla County is in the middle of one of the worst outbreaks of COVID-19 in Oregon. Since the beginning of July, the county has registered more than 17 cases per 1,000 people. But data released Friday by Oregon State University suggest the rate of coronavirus infection could actually be significantly higher in places.