COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan


July 28, 2022
Note included in Campus News

COVID-19 response & planning

In June, Reed announced that the college’s response to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases will now become a regular part of college operations. Reed’s Emergency Response Team (ERT), comprising leaders from across campus, including Associate Dean for Health and Well-being Yasodha Gopal, MD, as well as Medical Services Director Timmie Rochon, DNP, will lead the college’s response to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

Reed’s COVID-19 website will continue to be updated to reflect current protocols; please check back often for helpful information about vaccination requirements, face-covering protocols, diagnostic testing, and support. Updates will also continue to be shared in Campus News.

Here are four takeaways about Reed’s COVID-19 response for the fall semester:

  • Masking indoors is highly encouraged, following county and state health guidelines. Masking is mandatory in our health center and other health care settings, and there will be faculty and meeting organizers who require masks in their classrooms and meeting spaces. 
  • All students are required to submit proof of up-to-date vaccination as defined by the CDC or complete documentation for exemption from this requirement as allowed under Oregon law. Faculty and staff are strongly urged to submit proof of up-to-date vaccination.
  • In the event that a student tests positive for COVID-19, the college has set aside isolation spaces. Some students may be asked to isolate in place. Faculty and staff will be instructed on their quarantine and isolation procedures by their health care provider. 
  • Reed’s health center will provide diagnostic testing for students presenting symptoms of COVID-19.