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TRACE OSU testing schedule

All prevalence and wastewater testing will resume on Jan. 4.

Week of Jan. 4 : First week of winter term
Testing will be offered to all OSU faculty, staff and students in the Corvallis, Bend and Newport areas who are enrolled in TRACE OSU. All students living in university residence halls will be required to participate in testing through TRACE OSU within three days of the start of the term.

Week of Jan. 11
Prevalence testing will resume for randomly selected OSU faculty, staff, and students who are enrolled in TRACE OSU.

Testing will occur only at these sites and only at these hours:

  • OSU Corvallis (Map / Parking guide): Reser Stadium ticket booths and Memorial Union Ballroom
    Monday Jan. 4th—Thursday Jan. 7th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Please note that Kelley / Johnson testing center has moved to the Memorial Union Ballroom. The primary entrance to the MU Ballroom is through the Quad entrance (on the north side of the MU). Those needing ADA access for TRACE testing can use the ADA entrance off of SW Jefferson Way
  • OSU Cascades (Map): 205 Tykeson Hall
    Monday, Jan. 4th—Wednesday, Jan. 6th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thursday, Jan. 7th, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • HMSC (Map): HMSC Apartment Complex
    Monday, Jan. 4th—Wednesday, Jan. 6th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Thursday, Jan. 7th, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Working together to lower the risk and slow the spread of COVID-19

Scientists at Oregon State University are testing people and wastewater in Oregon communities and within OSU for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Team-based Rapid Assessment of Community-level coronavirus Epidemics (TRACE) provides timely information that enables public health officials, individuals and the university to curb its spread.

Latest prevalence results from TRACE Community and TRACE OSU


in 1000

in Corvallis
(March 13–14, 2021)


in 1,000

in Eugene
(November 7–8, 2020)


in 1,000

in Redmond
(January 29–31, 2021)


in 1,000

in OSU students in Corvallis
(April 19–23, 2021)


Faculty, staff and students play a key role in making our community healthier. Through voluntary testing, TRACE OSU monitors the prevalence of COVID-19 at campuses in Corvallis and Bend and at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

Learn more about TRACE OSU

TRACE Community

Through randomized neighborhood testing and wastewater sampling, TRACE Community provides trustworthy information on the prevalence of the COVID-19 virus in Oregon communities.

Learn more about TRACE Community

TRACE-COVID-19 is out there making a difference

TRACE in action

Hear why Oregon State University students and traditional health workers are excited to volunteer for the TRACE-COVID-19 Project and support the health of their communities.

Our nationwide impact

Hermiston Herald -

OSU study estimates 17% of Hermiston residents were positive for COVID-19 on July 25-26

Oregon State University researchers believe 17% of Hermiston residents were positive for COVID-19 during the university's door-to-door testing period on July 25-26.


Close to 17% of Hermiston residents could have COVID-19

Umatilla County is in the middle of one of the worst outbreaks of COVID-19 in Oregon. Since the beginning of July, the county has registered more than 17 cases per 1,000 people. But data released Friday by Oregon State University suggest the rate of coronavirus infection could actually be significantly higher in places.