Campus Reopens on October 18, 2021
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure, all lecture classes for the first five weeks of the Fall 2021 term were held virtually. Labs and clinical rotations, including kitchen classes, were held in-person with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
Based on reassuring COVID-19 vaccination rates, NUNM President/CEO Dr. Melanie Henriksen announced on October 7, 2021, the reopening of the NUNM campus on Monday, October 18, 2021.
Weekly COVID-19 testing also began October 18, 2021, and is required for those who are unvaccinated and, in the case of clinical students, who have met and been approved through the vaccination exemption process.
Documentation of vaccination or an exemption will be required to participate in clinical activities at NUNM on or after October 18, 2021. Any exemptions granted will be required to comply with the weekly testing requirements.
For more information about exemptions, please read the Vaccine Exemption FAQ.
COVID-19 Reporting Form
The university created a COVID-19 Reporting Form as a tool to monitor COVID-19 cases on campus. We ask all members of NUNM’s community to complete the form to help keep track of and respond to COVID-19 cases on campus.
Please use the form to:
- Notify the university you are symptomatic and need help or
- Notify the university you have tested positive
The form will require you to log in with your NUNM email account.
Upon reporting, students will be contacted by NUNM Dean of Students Rachael Allen for further guidance.
In addition to reporting potential exposure(s), students should contact their primary care provider for quarantine and testing recommendations. Individuals should remain quarantined until their provider determines they are able to return to the NUNM campus according to Multnomah County Health Department guidelines.
Student Health Insurance
Health insurance coverage is a necessity for many students to be able to access the health care they need and deserve.
While NUNM does not offer student health insurance, the Oregon Health Plan is available for students with established residency in the state, and who meet the criteria within the Federal Poverty Level assessment.
For more information, please visit the Student Services web page.
Clinical vs. Non-clinical Requirements
NUNM requires all students enrolled in a clinical program and all employees who engage in direct or indirect patient care to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an acceptable vaccine or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.
Requirements for NUNM students and staff engaged in clinical activity are different from those in non-clinical settings.
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