While George Fox University remains vigilant against the potential impact of COVID-19 and its delta variant on our campus community, we are encouraged by the substantial progress made by vaccines and other safety protocols. Updates on policy changes and campus-wide communications will continue to be placed on this site.

COVID Vaccines Strongly Recommended

Vaccines are a critical step to slowing and ultimately ending the COVID-19 pandemic. George Fox University is strongly encouraging students and employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination, but will not require vaccination.

A campus survey in April 2021 with more than 560 responses found 90% of employees had received a COVID-19 vaccine or were scheduling one. At least 75% of our Newberg students have received the vaccine. (This percentage doesn't include the 60 students who told us they planned to get vaccinated this summer but haven't updated their status.) Students and employees are encouraged to pursue vaccination using getvaccinated.oregon.gov or VaccineFinder.com. 

Residential Students: Vaccination or Testing

All residential students moving onto campus were required to show proof of one of these three options:

  1. at least one vaccine dose or
  2. a COVID-negative PCR, rapid dignostic or at-home test (Find a test here) or 
  3. a positive COVID test from between June 1, 2021 and Aug. 16, 2021.

COVID Student and Employee Care Form

The university is using this form to track and respond to COVID-19 cases on campus.

Students should use this form to:

  • Notify the university they are symptomatic and need help
  • Notify the university that they have tested positive

    COVID Care Form

This form will require you to log in with your George Fox email account.


George Fox Will Continue to Monitor, Assess and Communicate

We want to assure the campus community that we will continue to monitor this international health situation in a measured and proactive way, and will continue to communicate to campus as planning and decisions progress.  

The COVID-19 Operations Team has been charged with overseeing resumption of activities, both for employees and students. Their plans will adhere to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidelines. Please send the COT your suggestions, questions and concerns via email: cot@georgefox.edu.

If you have general questions about COVID-19, you can call the state’s general information number 211, or visit the OHA’s website at healthoregon.org/coronavirus for the latest on the outbreak and investigation, and tips on ways you can protect yourself. You can also visit the CDC website at cdc.gov for the latest on national and international developments, as well as additional resources for staying healthy.

For additional CDC resources and information on coronavirus, visit the CDC website  ( Español ) .