Life on Campus For Students

Getting support if you are sick

If you are suffering from a severe illness and are at high risk of complications, you should seek medical attention immediately. If you test positive for COVID-19 or believe you might be infected, please review the CDC What to do if you are sick website.

Find out where you can get a COVID test and/or vaccination by using this website.

During the school year, the Health & Counseling Center offers free rapid COVID tests to students and employees with symptoms and/or if they have been notified that they have been in close contact with a positive case. We are unable to test for travel or events. Tests are by appointment only - 503-554-2340.

The university continues to support students with COVID-19. If you would like assistance, reach out to Residence Life or Student Life staff. You can also email
Class Attendance Policy
Those who get sick with COVID and need to be absent from classes, as with any illness, students are expected to follow the class attendance policy. The university is no longer collecting information regarding COVID cases.
Quarantine/Isolation Policy
George Fox requests students and employees follow CDC recommendations for quarantine and isolation protocols.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jere Witherspoon in Student Life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I have COVID-19 symptoms?

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should do the following:

  • Return to your place of residence and quarantine.
  • Call your primary healthcare provider to discuss symptoms see if you qualify to get tested.

Seek emergency medical care immediately if your have any of the following symptoms:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

What happens if I have a positive COVID-19 test?

If you have a positive COVID-19 test, you should do the following:

  • CDC is advising people with COVID-19 to isolate for 5 days. 
  • If you are asymptomatic or your symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), you should wear a mask when around others for an additional 5 days (days 6-10) to minimize the risk of infecting people you encounter.

Where can I get a vaccine?

Students and employees can get a COVID-19 vaccine on campus at the Health and Counseling Center. Call 503-554-2340 or email