(Updated September 6, 2021)
As of August 27, 2021, the state of Oregon mandated face masks be worn in public indoor spaces and at large outdoor events where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Individuals must abide by this rule regardless of their vaccination status. Currently, the mandate is in effect until February 8, 2022. As a university, we will make every effort to comply with the face mask mandate while also continuing forward in shared community.
Together, we can celebrate the return of on-campus learning while also showing love by masking up to protect our community, families, and one another. Thank you for doing your part by closely reading and adhering to the expectations for face masks on campus detailed below. We have also provided answers to a series of Covid-related questions to better prepare you for the exciting upcoming semester.
Athletic Program Vaccine Mandate
All Multnomah student-athletes and coaches must seek vaccination to remain eligible to participate in MU athletic programs. Those who opt for the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine must receive their first dose by September 17, 2021, and the second dose by October 15, 2021. For those who receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, you must receive your vaccination by September 17, 2021. Medical, religious, and disability exemptions will be honored contingent upon the submission of the proper forms by September 17th to AD (Mike) or Athletic Trainer (Ben) for review and approval.
- Medical exemptions require a completed COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Exception Request Form signed by your doctor.
- Religious exemptions require a completed COVID-19 Vaccine Religious Exception Form signed by an ordained clergy member OR
- A one-page written explanation that details the religious objection of the athlete or coach seeking exemption. Written explanations for religious exemption must be brought in person to the office of the president. President Rev. Dr. Craig Williford or another ordained clergy faculty member will review the appeal and determine the applicant’s approval status.