March 11, 2020
Dear Willamette Community,
Willamette University continues to closely monitor COVID-19 and is in regular communication with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), to ensure we are taking all necessary precautions for our students, faculty, and staff.
OHA continues to advise universities against preventative closures and Willamette has been acting on this guidance. At the same time, faculty have already been asked to deliver course content remotely to support those students who are unable to attend classes in-person due to health concerns and to be prepared in case the university moves to distance learning for any period of time.
In addition to the planned remarks by the president this evening, we also understand that the governor and state health leaders are meeting to discuss additional guidance that may change our decisions on campus operations. As such, we will be providing a more comprehensive update tomorrow.
As a reminder, the latest information about Willamette’s COVID-19 response may be found on our website here.