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Scientists recognized for research, service and mentoring excellence at 2020 University Day

Five faculty and scholars from the College of Science are among this year’s award recipients at University Day, OSU’s most prestigious annual awards for research mentoring, scholarship, teamwork, teaching and service.

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Fifth round of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling postponed again as smoke persists

Oregon State University is again postponing its fifth round of door-to-door sampling in Corvallis for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 because of continuing poor air quality caused by wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

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Managing an epidemic with a groundbreaking public health project

Scientists at Oregon State University acted swiftly to the greatest public health emergency of our time, leveraging the College of Science’s unique capabilities in biomedical research and the quantitative sciences to investigate and contain the coronavirus crisis.

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Fifth weekend of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling to take place Sept. 12-13

Oregon State University will conduct a fifth round of door-to-door sampling in Corvallis this weekend on Sept. 12 and 13 for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Press Releases Corvallis TRACE Community
Tyler Radniecki, right, working in lab with student.
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Corvallis sewer surveillance: Novel coronavirus still present but trending downward

Genetic evidence in Corvallis wastewater of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been consistently detected at moderate levels for the past month following a late July spike, said Tyler Radniecki, associate professor of environmental engineering at Oregon State University.

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Oregon State receives Oregon Health Authority grant to expand Coronavirus Sewer Surveillance

Oregon State University has received a $1.2 million grant from the Oregon Health Authority to expand its Coronavirus Sewer Surveillance project throughout Oregon to comb community wastewater systems for genetic evidence of the virus that causes COVID-19.

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What to do in Umatilla County in response to COVID-19?

In light of community testing results that indicate Hermiston’s rate of COVID-19 is dangerously high, public health leaders are encouraging residents and employees of local businesses to wear face coverings, stay 6 feet apart in public and use local resources for medical care, public health assistance and other support.

Press Releases Other TRACE Community
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Press Releases

TRACE results suggest 17% of Hermiston community infected with SARS-CoV-2

Preliminary results from random door-to-door TRACE-COVID-19 sampling by Oregon State University last weekend suggest that 17% of the Hermiston community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on July 25-26.

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TRACE field staff talking with one another outside of Hatfield Marine Science Center.
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Second round of sampling suggests significantly lower prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Newport

Preliminary results of a second round of door-to-door sampling by Oregon State University in Newport suggest a significantly lower prevalence of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on July 11-12 than compared to a similar sampling three weeks earlier.

Press Releases Newport TRACE Community
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Press Releases

Oregon State University expands coronavirus prevalence study to Hermiston

TRACE-COVID-19 will sample community members in Hermiston this weekend, July 25-26, at the request of the Oregon Health Authority and Umatilla County Public Health in response to an outbreak of cases in county workplaces.

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Oregon State University adds second week of coronavirus prevalence sampling in Newport (Mam)

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Press Releases Newport TRACE Community
TRACE field staff talking with one another outside of Hatfield Marine Science Center.
Press Releases

Oregon State University adds second week of coronavirus prevalence sampling in Newport

TRACE-COVID-19 will return to Newport for two more days of sampling this weekend, July 11-12. The second round of door-to-door sampling in Newport follows a community prevalence estimate of 3.4% on June 20-21 when the TRACE team first visited Newport.

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