OHSU coronavirus (COVID-19) response

Health Care , Community , Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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As of Friday, May 29, noon

As the state's academic health center, Oregon Health & Science University is participating with state and local public health authorities and health systems across the metro area to coordinate a regional response. The goal remains to contain the spread of the virus, known as SARS-CoV-2.

In contrast to what we know about influenza, we do not yet know the severity of this new coronavirus nor do we have a vaccine or effective antiviral medications in hand. Therefore, OHSU activated an emergency operations center that has adapted response plans already in place from previous pandemic influenza outbreaks.

OHSU is prepared to treat an expected surge of patients with COVID-19, while working proactively to contain the spread of the virus and protect our workforce.

Mobile, drive-through testing sites

OHSU is offering drive-through testing at the Gordon Faber Recreation Center in Hillsboro and at the Expo Center in Portland for people with COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, the new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea and/or sore throat – no appointment or provider referral is necessary.

These criteria are expected to change in accordance with CDC guidelines and the availability of testing supplies.

OHSU mobile testing locations are:

Patient care

Workforce management

Research and development

Community measures

Ways to help

Please consult these resources for the most current information on the COVID-19 response:


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