George Fox COVID-19 Cases

During the 21-22 school year, George Fox will publish a regular update of new on-campus (residential) students, off-campus students and employee COVID-19 cases. These updates initially will be made Monday through Friday. The update will include persons known to have been on a Newberg campus or a university teaching site (within 10 days of symptoms beginning or within 10 days of a positive COVID-19 test). At the guidance of local public health officials we will not share details about the cases.

Updated: Oct. 27, 2021

Visit Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 updates to view test results by county and zipcode.

COVID-19 Case Reporting

If you were a close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you will be contacted by Yamhill County Public Health or one of the university's contact tracers. George Fox will maintain the privacy of any community members who test positive for COVID-19 in accordance with FERPA guidelines and by request of Yamhill County Public Health.

Self reporting

If you tested positive for COVID-19, you must notify the university by filling out the COVID-19 Care Form. (This form will require you to log in with your George Fox email account.) You will be assigned a case manager who will walk you through the next steps.

How you can help

The most helpful thing you can do is to follow the precautionary measures established by the Oregon Health Authority and the CDC related to wearing face coverings, observing physical distance and regularly washing or sanitizing your hands.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you can help by following isolation protocols and providing a thorough list of individuals with whom you have been in close proximity for 15 minutes or longer for the sake of contact tracing.

What to expect when a case is confirmed

George Fox is following the guidance of Yamhill County Public Health and the CDC.

If you have been exposed, you will be contacted with specific directions regarding quarantine, testing, and returning to campus.

If you are a residential student and you’ve had a positive COVID-19 case, you will either be moved into isolation or can choose to leave and live in an off-campus residence until you are cleared to come back into the community.

Any faculty, staff or student known to have been exposed to COVID-19 (e.g., by a household member or roommate) should stay in their place of residence and follow instructions from the local public health authority and George Fox Student Life staff. Even if you have a negative test result, you are expected to quarantine.