Alert: NUNM is continually monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information from NUNM

See the latest PPE and Covid-19 test tracker numbers here.

For students and employees reporting COVID-19 exposure, please do so here.


Students and employees planning to come to campus must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete the daily symptom screening questionnaire  
  • Continue the practice of physical distancing of greater than 6 feet
  • Practice increased hand hygiene and sanitation
  • Wear an NUNM ID at all times while on campus. Lanyards and ID holders are available at the security office
  • Wear a face mask on campus in all outdoor areas and indoor spaces, including hallways, kitchens, lounges, classrooms and clinic. View this video demonstration on proper mask wearing. (NUNM employees and students are encouraged to report non-compliance by filing an incident report)
  • Use additional personal protective equipment (PPE) while on campus when required for specific coursework
  • Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (CDC guidance) and/or have known exposure? Leave campus promptly, seek testing, and report using the COVID-19 reporting tool for all employees and students

Contact your supervisor or security if you have questions.

Operations

The State of Oregon announced on Nov. 25 a new Risk and Protection reopening plan based on a county’s level of COVID-19 spread—Extreme Risk, High Risk, Moderate Risk, and Lower Risk. NUNM is located in Multnomah County, which is currently considered at Extreme Risk. Because of the risk level designation, all university offices are operational, however, most personnel continue to work remotely. To access services, please email the appropriate office for assistance.

Days and Hours of Operation

Access to offices and buildings is limited to keycard access only during the following days and hours until Dec. 23.

Academic Building

  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Schleich Administration Building

  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Lair Hill Health Center
Patients can make an appointment by contacting NUNM Health Centers – Lair Hill, Monday – Friday at 503.552.1551.

The medicinary is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for in-person patients. All patients not seen in the clinic for an in-person visit are able to utilize the medicinary’s parking lot pick up services. Many of the products can be ordered online here. For assistance, please call 503.552.1999 x 2.

Winter Break Closures:

  • Library: 12/19 – 1/3
  • Campus: 12/23 – 12/29 and January 1
  • NUNM Health Center – Lair Hill: 12/23 – 1/3


Winter Term 2021

Operating Hours – TBD

Winter term begins on Jan. 4. The university has made the decision to conduct all instruction and business remotely for all members of the community unless identified as an essential employee by a supervisor.

All students that plan to come to campus and all essential employees must be available to report to campus starting Jan. 4 for two mandatory campus-wide COVID-19 tests week one and week two that will be performed through the NUNM Health Center. Expect an email with assigned testing time and dates.

The campus for winter term will be closed for all non-essential, in-person activities. When coming to campus, students and employees must continue to follow all protocols established.

Areas of Operation:

Academics

All instruction (lab, lectures, tutorials, and clinical rotations) will occur remotely.

Please check on the status of any group and individual student global travel courses with the School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies.

Continuing Education

Courses and webinars remain available. Learn more at https://career-alumni.nunm.edu/continuing-education/

Helfgott Research Institute

Learn about NUNM’s research projects at: https://nunm.edu/research/projects/

Patients

In accordance with state guidelines, NUNM Health Centers are seeing patients on a limited basis for select conditions, but will continue offering both telephone and video visits with our naturopathic physicians and acupuncture providers to support your access to care. We encourage all patients to call our scheduling team at 503.552.1551 if you have questions about what type of visit is right for you. The health centers are following all protocols per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA).   

Students and Employees

If you are ill, please stay home. Communicate with your supervisor or faculty members teaching your courses.

If you are experiencing feelings of heightened anxiety about COVID-19, the following resources are available:

Employees: Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – call 800.433.2320 or text 503.850.7721, or log onto www.cascadecenters.com to schedule an appointment.

Students: The Counseling Center – call 503.552.1780 or make a request online for an appointment . Currently, counseling appointments are only done virtually.

Additional Precautions to Discourage the Spread of COVID-19 While on Campus  

  • Buildings will remain locked, and entry will be by ID keycard access only. At this time, campus spaces and buildings are not open to the general public (excludes the NUNM Lair Hill Health Center). 
  • Follow directional signage and maintain six-foot distancing as much as possible.  
  • No more than one person may enter an elevator at a time, so please use the stairs whenever possible. If you are using the elevator, wear your mask or face covering and avoid touching the elevator buttons with your exposed hand/fingers, if possible.
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol upon departing the elevator. 
  • Disinfection and hygiene to reduce transmission: Everyone will play a role in cleaning high-touch areas such as desks, chairs, microwaves, water dispenser knobs, etc. Standardized cleaning solution will be purchased and distributed throughout campus for individuals to sanitize personal high-touch surfaces. View this video on how to properly clean and sanitize surfaces.
  • Each department has assessed open work environments and have instituted measures to physically separate and increase distances between employees and other coworkers, students, and other students and/or faculty. 
  • Please by mindful that physical distancing can be maintained at all times. 

NUNM continues to update protocols based on executive orders from Governor Kate Brown’s office and guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control, Oregon Health Authority, State of Oregon, and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission for Oregon Department of Education.

The most important thing to do during this time is to take your own precautions to keep yourself and your community healthy. Federal, state and county health officials are stressing the importance of hygiene and common-sense measures to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, such as:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, throw used tissues in the trash, and wash your hands
  • Avoid close contact – practice social distancing
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Avoid nonessential travel

No Tolerance for Discrimination

Please be mindful not to make any assumptions or comments about others’ perceived symptoms (a cough or fever is not uniquely associated with COVID-19) or based on someone’s national origin, race, color, or any other identities. Asking questions about someone’s health based on your perception of their race or national origin could be considered discriminatory. If someone you know experiences a bias incident or discrimination, contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

Resources

Local and State Information Resources

National and International Resource Information

Special Note 

Please take the steps to ensure that you can access all NUNM communication channels remotely. My.NUNM.edu gives you direct links to SONIS, Office 365 (your email) and Moodle. To access your NUNM email inbox directly, visit this link.

All faculty, staff and students are registered to receive emergency notifications through their NUNM email address.