The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged every member of our University of Oregon community. We know many of our co-workers are facing unforeseeable hardships as they navigate this health crisis, including financial challenges.
The UO Employee COVID-19 Relief Fund provides an opportunity for employees to receive tax-free assistance to help cover unexpected needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider donating to the fund to assist your colleagues facing unexpected financial challenges related to COVID-19, including but not limited to:
New or increased eldercare expenses or childcare expenses necessitated by school or childcare closures due to COVID-19.
Medical and health expenses related to COVID-19 that are not covered by insurance. This includes expenses resulting from the employee’s own serious illness or accident or that of an immediate family member that were incurred as a result of COVID-19 and are not covered by insurance.
Household expenses that the employee can no longer afford because they have experienced a sudden income reduction related to their UO position.
Assistance from the UO Employee COVID-19 Relief Fund is available to UOPA-represented employees, classified employees, officers of administration, and faculty currently employed by UO at the time of payout. Awards will be made in increments of $100 up to a maximum of $500 in relief funds. Please visit HR's UO Employee COVID-19 Relief Fund page to learn more about eligibility or apply for assistance.
Student employees in need of assistance can apply for a Federal CARES Act Grant; graduate employees may apply to the Graduate Student Assistance Fund.
We want to make sure our community is aware of this financial assistance opportunity, so please help us elevate awareness among your co-workers. Thank you for your resilience and collective supportive as we continue to navigate uncharted territory.